Annual feel good story: the violin story recycled

Likely a fake story – one we’ve heard many times over the years.

Only a dementia patient is going to lose a valuable instrument like this – on public transit.

A cherished 263-year-old violin lost on the TTC subway has been located, Toronto police say. The violin’s owner, Royce Rich, is currently in Vancouver with his family and is looking forward to retrieving the instrument once he returns to the city in January.

Source: The missing 263-year-old violin on the TTC subway has been found. ‘This is the ultimate Christmas gift’ | The Star

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3 years ago

I’ve said the same – and then I get into stupid arguments with ‘intelligent’ people who are always trying to rationalise how experienced professional musicians will store their Strads and Guaneris on the luggage rack and get into such absorbing conversations on trains that they totally forget about their priceless instrument. suuuuure. Oh lookeee…I didn’t even know this one had happened in 2019, straight out of the script template https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-50275613 Musician Stephen Morris reunited with £250,000 Tecchler violin A 310-year-old violin worth £250,000 that was left on a train in south London has been returned to its owner. The instrument… Read more »