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Musical Instruments top poll of left items

In a recent survey of the most valuable items left on public transport by The Times, the top four positions were occupied by musical instruments.</p><p>
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In a recent survey of the most valuable items left on public transport by The Times, the top four positions were occupied by musical instruments.

At £2 million the 1723 Keisewetter Stradivari that violinist Philippe Quint was borrowing from the Stradivari society is the most expensive item ever left on public transport.

Left in the back of a New York cab, the violin was returned by driver Mohamed Khalil who was rewarded with a spontaneous concert at JFK airport.

Yo-Yo Ma, the internationally acclaimed cellist, left his Stradivari cello in a taxi following a recital at Carnegie Hall in New York.

The £1.6 million cello was tracked by police to the cab firm’s headquarters four hours after it had been lost.

At £380,000 the Pressenda violin left in the back of a cab in New York’s Chinatown is the third most valuable item left on public transport.

22 year old Hahn Bin was reunited with the 18th century violin after the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission was able to track the vehicle using GPS.

The first UK entry in the list occurred last year when Robert Napier, a retired shipping consultant, left a 1698 violin by Matteo Goffriller on a train at Bedwyn station in Wiltshire.

The instrument had just been valued at £180,000 in London, had once been played by Paganini and is still missing.

Other items to make the list include large cash sums, two rolex watches, a wax work of Sir Paul McCartney and a television.

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Posted on 6 Oct 2009 16:15 to category : Instruments News

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