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Hungarian Man Counts His Chickens

An Hungarian man is set to become a millionaire after discovering a priceless violin stored away in his chicken coop. Imre Horvath, 68, the owner of a small holding near Debrecen, stumbled across the violin, left by his father before he went off to fight in the war. Not being able to play the instrument himself, Imre took it to an expert in Debrecen to have it valued as it was still in good condition. Tests confirmed that the violin was made by the famous 17th century Italian instrument maker Antonio Stradiviari. The rare instrument recently sold for than £1 million in the US and with only 650 genuine Stradivarius violins thought to be in existence, Imre may well want to count his chickens before they hatch.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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