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Thailand: US Man Tried to Mail Baby's Skull to Vegas

Unnamed American hasn't been charged with any crime

(Newser) - Upon questioning, a US tourist told Thai police he'd made a gruesome purchase at a flea market: He claimed to have obtained a baby's skull, heart, and foot along with tattooed skin for $100, police say. The unnamed man allegedly tried to ship the body parts to the... More »

Forget the Auction: Flea-Market Renoir Is Stolen Goods

Washington Post reporter cracks the mystery

(Newser) - After a woman unknowingly bought an apparent Renoir original at a flea market, the painting was set to rake in big money at auction. Unfortunately for the buyer, it turns out the painting may already have a rightful owner; the question is who. Either way, the auction has been canceled.... More »

Woman Finds Renoir Original at Flea Market

Painting could sell for up to $100K later this month

(Newser) - The flea market box lot was less than $50, and the buyer picked it up mostly for the Paul Bunyan doll it contained. But it turns out the box lot also contained an original painting by Renoir that could fetch up to $100,000 in an auction at the end... More »

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