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Stradivarius violin found in closet could sell for $10 million
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KindaScratchy
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May 24, 2014 - 7:39 pm
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from the Bangor Daily News:

NEW YORK — A Stradivarius violin forgotten in a closet for decades and formerly owned by a reclusive U.S. heiress to a copper fortune could sell for as much as $10 million in a sealed bid auction next month, according to Christie’s.

If the 1731 violin, known as “The Kreutzer” after the French concert violinist Rodolphe Kreutzer who once owned it, reaches the top end of its pre-sale estimate it would be one of most expensive musical instruments ever sold.

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cool..not much chance of finding one in my closet though...lol

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KindaScratchy
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May 25, 2014 - 7:34 pm
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Barry said
cool..not much chance of finding one in my closet though...lol

Mine, either, Barry. I wish...

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I think step one to finding a strad lying around in a dusty closet is to having a direct ancestor who was stinking rich and didn't know a darn thing about violins.  

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Fiddlerman
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May 26, 2014 - 10:49 am
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We have people calling us every once in a while that swear that they have a real Stradivarius they found in the attic, or closet or whatever. It's always hard to explain to them how slight the chances are that they actually have a real Strad. :)

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I don't even have any closets. 

 

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I thought ALL of the Strads had been accounted for... what's up with finding yet another one...

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Fiddlerman
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May 28, 2014 - 7:58 am
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Who really knows if it actually is one.... One of the biggest authorities of old fine instruments, Dietmar Machold, was jailed for fraud a while back. Don't remember all the details but it doesn't surprise me.

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