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Factory worker owned stolen Gauguin for decades

  • A factory worker bought two decent looking paintings for $30 back in 1975 after they had been abandoned on a train. 

    However, the Fiat worker didn't realize that he was the owner of a Paul Gauguin 'Fruits sue une Table ou Nature au Petit Chien,' which is worth up to $42M today. 

    The paintings were stolen in London and the thieves might have left them on a train due to a border check. The buyer hung them in his house for decades until his son realized that the image was similar to a painting he stumbled upon in a book. They informed the police and the authorities are now trying to determine who should own the paintings. 

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