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Rembrandt etching lost in the mail

Rembrandt's 'Portrait of a man, half length, with arms akimbo' on December 4, 2009 in London. A Rembrandt etching worth $8,000 is now lost in the Norwegian post.

And this final note. You know how when you mail something -- a package -- they always ask whether you want insurance? You may or may not say yes, based on what's in that package.

But if you're shipping, say, a Rembrandt etching? A real one? Worth around 8,000? You'd probably get the insurance, right?

Well, a Norwegian art gallery decided to forgo the insurance. And now it's lost somewhere in the country's postal system.

Oops.

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