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1 posted on 01/28/2014 2:37:27 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Ah...the old Tommy Gun in the Violin Case trick....


2 posted on 01/28/2014 2:39:02 PM PST by G Larry
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

BOLO! Oh no! This was a major story when the Lipiinski violin was found in a vault in Milwaukee and loaned to the Frank Almond and the MSO. The sound is just incredible! I hope that they find it and that it suffers no damage.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin ping list.


3 posted on 01/28/2014 2:40:33 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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Simply round up all the criminal masterminds who also happen to be world class concert musicians.


4 posted on 01/28/2014 2:41:04 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
It's been painted, electrified, and sold on the black market.


7 posted on 01/28/2014 2:46:54 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Betting its not random. It was setup by the guy who had the violin or somebody close to him.


8 posted on 01/28/2014 2:47:59 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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Do you think this is personal? The thieves probably know the violin is insured, and will be nearly impossible to fence.

5.56mm

14 posted on 01/28/2014 3:00:31 PM PST by M Kehoe
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This has all the earmarks of the classic white elephant kind of theft, whether its an artwork, famous jewels or a super-expensive and rare musical instrument, like this Lipinski violin. The thief either didn’t know what he had when he stole it, or knew what he had but underestimated ow impossible it would be to get rid of it and make anything like the value the instrument has from any possible buyer.The violin is now radioactive.The thief’s only hope is to get ransom for it, and thieves this stupid usually screw up that process too, and wind up getting nabbed,and going to prison.
I had a passin “acquAintance” with a guy in the early 70s who I assessed as a no-good, and found out 6 years later, had gotten a job in the shipping dept. at Chicago’s Art Institute and decided to ship a number of very

valuable paintings to nis own house along with the legitimate destinations

for other paintings. He then demanded a huge ransom payoff, made the even bigger mistake of showing up at the ransom rendezvous wearing. gun in his belt, immediately got arrested, and send to prison for years. When he was released he made the news again when he blew his brains out.


15 posted on 01/28/2014 3:01:25 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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As if there weren’t enough sax and violins in the world.


16 posted on 01/28/2014 3:02:03 PM PST by dfwgator
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Never understood all that fuss over fiddles.

Having said that, I look at every one I encounter at a garage sale.

18 posted on 01/28/2014 3:02:31 PM PST by elkfersupper
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Good reminder to watch the Red Violin again...


19 posted on 01/28/2014 3:05:05 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Did they leave a note?


20 posted on 01/28/2014 3:09:55 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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21 posted on 01/28/2014 3:12:03 PM PST by Wiggins
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Provenance lost.


23 posted on 01/28/2014 3:15:06 PM PST by fulltlt
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"My dad could play one like a Stradivarius" - Al Bundy
27 posted on 01/28/2014 3:29:24 PM PST by Married with Children
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They threw away the case. Clearly idiots, why would they throw away the case (and probably WITH their fingerprints all over the case) if it’s such an iffy temperature sensitive instrument?


28 posted on 01/28/2014 3:29:46 PM PST by Southern Magnolia
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Aw man, what a shame. Playing guitar for over 10 years, this hurts on a personal level.


36 posted on 01/28/2014 4:42:11 PM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

On it’s way to Japan or China in a shipping container, probably.


40 posted on 01/28/2014 6:57:08 PM PST by Obama_Is_A_Feminist
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It’s not like you can just fence that piece of artwork anywhere...

Something like that, that hot, would be for big spenders... probably overseas.


44 posted on 01/28/2014 8:42:42 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Seems like two or three times every year, somebody acts careless with a Stradivarius or other extremely sensitive instrument. Are these musicians so into their craft that they forget to take precautions? One of my most favorite violin compositions, as I may have mentioned before, is Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op 64 by Felix Mendelssohn. It’s lively stirring, melodic and at times overwhelming.


50 posted on 01/29/2014 12:22:47 AM PST by lee martell
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When I carry my Les Paul Around, I also carry a Colt.

And the Les is not NEARLY as precious as the Strad.


54 posted on 01/29/2014 4:38:51 AM PST by left that other site
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