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Painting meant for the trash brought $26.8 million at auction

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A 90-year-old Frenchwoman was preparing to move. She had an auctioneer come to value her furniture to dispose of it at auction. Hanging in the kitchen was a tempera panel which the woman believed was an old Russian icon that she had for decades. Her plan was to throw it away. The auctioneer thought it…
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