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Wed March 20, 2013
$3 Flee Market Find Proves Valuable
Originally published on Fri March 22, 2013 6:03 pm
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.
We hear, occasionally, about a flea market find that turns out to be a valuable work of art. This morning the tale of a tiny Chinese bowl, pretty and looking like an open blossom. It was bought for $3 at a tag sale in New York. The bowl sat for several years on a mantel before the owner wondered where it came from, turns out the Song Dynasty a thousand years ago. Yesterday, the bowl sold at auction for $2.25 million.
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