stradivarius-violin-museo.jpgA Newark cabbie was honored yesterday by the mayor with a special medallion for reuniting a touring musician with his $4 million violin after it was mistakenly left in the back seat of a taxi.

When the Stradivari stringed instrument finally was returned to him, Philippe Quint fell to his knees and cried. reported, “It took 18 months for Philippe Quint to persuade a wealthy philanthropist to lend him a 1723 Antonio Stradivari violin valued at upward of $4 million. It took less than a minute for the valuable instrument to disappear after Quint left it in a Newark cab.”

(Read about the humble cabbie and his reward in this inspiring New York Times article)

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