YORK, Maine — It was a great gift — two tickets to see the Rolling Stones in concert on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. It was a 25th anniversary gift, except now it's gone.

Henry Kim, a 23-year resident of York, only has a tracking slip to show the tickets were delivered by the postal service in York. Unfortunately, they were not delivered to him and he says the postmaster has no idea where the tickets were delivered.

"He said, 'I'm sorry,'" said Kim. "I am devastated by my local post office. They say there is nothing they can do."

Kim bought the tickets for his wife Esme, a 5-year breast cancer survivor. He paid for 2-day USPS Priority Mail.

"Seeing the Rolling Stones was on my wife's bucket list," Kim said. "We have two autistic daughters (age 19 and 17) that she has raised wonderfully. She is a breast cancer survivor. I wanted to do this for her. I even had special T-shirts made up offering Mick Jagger money to give my wife a hug."

On Friday, Kim's wife Esme still had no idea of what has transpired because Henry was spending the day trying to find a way to replace the tickets.

"My plan was to wake her up Sunday morning and say 'get dressed; we're going to a concert,'" Kim said.

All Kim has now is a tracking slip, showing the two tickets were delivered in York. They were supposed to be delivered to Kim's neighbor to maintain the surprise.

"I trust my neighbors," Kim said. "The tickets were supposed to be delivered on Monday. I was out of town and when I came back, they told me no package had been delivered."

When reached by phone, Earl Nickerson, postmaster at the Woodbridge Road office in York, referred the call to his district office. The communications office there indicated no one would be in the office until Monday, July 8.

Maureen Marion, Manager of Corporate Communications in Northeastern US, reached by phone Friday afternoon, promised to look into the situation and see what might be done.

"If something gets misdelivered, and that happens very rarely, we would not know where it is, because it is a mistake," Marion said. "I would like to get on this right away though."

Later on Friday, Marion said the York Post office staff was working "feverishly" to find an answer. She said the package containing the tickets was insured.

"The postmaster personally retraced steps," Marion said. "They personally checked inside mailboxes along the route."

Marion said they were in contact with Gillette Stadium staff who said tickets might be able to be rebuilt. However, Kim bought them through a private party, so that was a complication.

"We are watching all movement at the local post office and monitoring the tracking number through our processing center as well in case this was somehow returned to the sender. I cannot express how we share the disappointment of our customer and apologize profusely. This is far from the service York postal customers know and expect. We are still on the hunt."

Kim said he went online all day and did manage to find replacement tickets, although they cost a lot more than the originals, which were already $1,200 after adding in ticket price and taxes, he said.

"Someone just got free tickets to see the Rolling Stones," he added.