Collector forgets pricey artwork on train

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Collector Forgets Pricey Artwork On Train

When you get off public transportation it's a good idea to double check to make sure you have all of your belongings. Especially if they're worth more than one million dollars...

Francesco Plateroti made the very unfortunate, and pricey, mistake of leaving a 13th century Chinese scroll worth an estimated $1.25M on a train.

The art collector told The Local, "I was crushed when I realized I didn't have it with me. It was a massive shock."

Plateroti posted an ad offering a reward for its return and he says he's optimistic. Fortunately the piece can't be sold legally so that gives him a better chance of getting it back.

But it can take years to find the rightful owner in situations like this. A Rembrandt painting that was taken from a museum in 1999 was returned earlier this year in France.

And a painting by Renoir that was stolen more than 60 years ago showed up at a thrift store in Baltimore in January.

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