It Was Worth a Fortune —Then It Was Cut It in Half!


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Hong Kong police delivered some good news and bad news to a collector of antique artifacts. The good: They recovered a long scroll of calligraphy written by none other than Mao Zedong that had been stolen from the collector's apartment. The bad: It seems that the thieves who stole the scroll sold it on the cheap to a guy who assumed it was fake, and he cut in half, reports theSouth China Morning Post. "It was heartbreaking to see it be torn into two pieces,” says collector Fu Chunxiao. "It will definitely affect its value, but the impact remains to be seen." Heartbreaking may be an understatement: Stories about the incident peg the value of the scroll at just under $300 million. Read more here>>>https://www.newser.com/story/297158/he-figured-this-mao-scroll-was-a-fake-cut-it-in-half.html

Source: Newser.com

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