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#1 Hum

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 15:33

LONDON (AP) — British police say they have recovered a 1.2 million pound ($1.84 million) antique violin that was stolen from an acclaimed musician in 2010 when she stopped for a snack in London.

South Korean violinist Min-Jin Kym was eating inside a sandwich shop in November 2010 when she noticed that her black violin case containing the 300-year-old Stradivarius was missing.

The violin, made in 1696, is one of only around 400 in the world. It was stolen along with two bows, valued at more than 67,000 pounds.

British Transport Police said Tuesday that officers recovered the instrument intact with minor damage in its case along with the bows at a property in central England last week.

Two people have been jailed over the theft.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 22:12

THat's good news. I would hate for a rare item like that to be lost forever.



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 22:14

^ These days they should be able to 3-D print such violins. :laugh:



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 22:23

^ These days they should be able to 3-D print such violins. :laugh:

 

It wasn't so much the violin per se, but the varnish that Stradivarius used that gave his violins their tone. 



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 21:40

THat's good news. I would hate for a rare item like that to be lost forever.

wouldnt be lost forever would just disappear for 100 years untill the family of the crooks could sell it 



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 13:28

I thought it read Virus lol! Never mind.