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Old 01-29-14, 09:32 AM   #1
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Watching CL for a steal

How does one sell a stolen Stradivarius? Unless you play violin, why steal one of these? Aren't they all registered/authenticated?
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The theft was probably custom ordered...
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I'm sure there are private collectors who would pay for it. Same could be said about basically all art that gets stolen.
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The thieves will make a deal with the insurance company. It's like kidnapping but doesn't carry the federal penalty.
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Is this next week's episode of White Collar?
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How does one sell a stolen Stradivarius? Unless you play violin, why steal one of these? Aren't they all registered/authenticated?
Every Stradivarius ever made... is accounted for. The one now "missing" is called the "Lipinski violin". Although is isn't uncommon to transport valuables without formal armed transport..... I find it hard to believe Mr. Almond was expected to act as his own "gray man". He doesn't own... but has played this violin publicly for sometime.

I would have expected the violin to be transported by an off duty police officer.
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Crime solved: http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/2-...ollar5m-violin
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The theft was probably custom ordered...
Exactly, you can't just lift a Stradavarious and list it on E-bay.
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Old 02-08-14, 05:45 PM   #9
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Well, since this is Foo... an out of context quote from the above-linked recovery article: "Allah is also charged with possessing marijuana."
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