A sketch made by the medieval artist Albrecht Dürer found in the estate near Boston.

In 2012, the American architect Jean-Paul Carlhian died in the city of Concord near Boston, USA, followed by his wife Elizabeth in 2015. The heirs who sold their property in 2016, made one fundamental mistake - they did not check the origin and possible value of the estate.

So for $ 30, they also sold a drawing called "The Virgin and Child with a Flower on a Grassy Bank", which they thought was a 20th-century copy of Dürer. The new owner had this work judged by experts who came to the conclusion that it was an original dated to the period around 1503, which was drawn by Albrecht Dürer himself! Hold on now - this artistic gem could reach even $ 50 million at auction!

Every year, a forgotten rare artwork, a rare postage stamp, a collection of valuable coins, historic cars hidden in a shed or dusty bottles of old whisky in the cellar are discovered somewhere. Keep your eyes open, you never know where you will come across something rare!

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Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528)


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