A man in Sweden was downsizing. There was no room in his new place for the large canvas that had hung on his wall for over a decade, so he included it in the boxes set for an auction house.
He had no idea that the painting his wife left him when she passed away in 2002 was a Russian masterpiece by Ivan Aivazovsky painted in 1858. The “worthless” painting was priceless and sold for $1.4 million.
(READ the story in Yahoo News)