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Stradivarius violin owned by reclusive U.S. heiress could sell for $10 million

Kerry Keane, Christie's Musical Instruments specialist, poses for a photograph with the Kreutzer Stradivarius violin in London May 9, 2014.  REUTERS/Toby Melville

Kerry Keane, Christie's Musical Instruments specialist, poses for a photograph with the Kreutzer Stradivarius violin in London May 9, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Kerry Keane, Christie's Musical Instruments specialist, poses for a photograph with the Kreutzer Stradivarius violin in London May 9, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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A detail is seen inside the Kreutzer Stradivarius violin in London May 9, 2014. . REUTERS/Toby Melville

A detail is seen inside the Kreutzer Stradivarius violin in London May 9, 2014. . REUTERS/Toby Melville

A detail is seen inside the Kreutzer Stradivarius violin in London May 9, 2014. . REUTERS/Toby Melville
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The 300-year-old Stradivarius violin that was taken from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster in an armed robbery is pictured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in this February 6, 2014 handout photo at a news conference after it was recovered.  REUTERS/Jon D. Riemann/Milwaukee Police/Handout via Reuters

The 300-year-old Stradivarius violin that was taken from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster in an armed robbery is pictured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in this February 6, 2014 handout photo at a news conference after it was recovered. ...more

The 300-year-old Stradivarius violin that was taken from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster in an armed robbery is pictured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in this February 6, 2014 handout photo at a news conference after it was recovered. REUTERS/Jon D. Riemann/Milwaukee Police/Handout via Reuters
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