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Stolen Sword Recovered in London Auction House

The Mark Provincial Sword of Kent, an important ceremonial sword belonging to the Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Kent, has been recovered from an auction house in London. The sword was stolen from a Provincial Officer during …

A Look at Some Major Art Thefts in Recent Years

A look at some of the biggest art thefts in recent times: _October 2012: Thieves broke into the Kunsthal art gallery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and stole seven works by artists, including Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and Matisse, potentially worth hundreds …

Stolen Art Can Be Burden Without Connections

The burglars dashed out the back door with seven masterworks, then sped on screeching tires into the night. Now comes the hard part: The thieves have to unload the paintings, instantly recognizable pieces by Picasso, Matisse and Monet worth millions. …