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    ODENSE - BIRTHPLACE OF DANISH FAIRY TALE AUTHOR HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN - NOW HAS A REAL-LIFE RAGS AND RICHES TO TELL.

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    ODENSE - BIRTHPLACE OF DANISH FAIRY TALE AUTHOR HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN - NOW HAS A REAL-LIFE RAGS AND RICHES TO TELL.

    RECENTLY AN OLD RECLUSE KNOWN AS THE TOWNSPEOPLE AS "NO-MONEY" JOHNSEN, DIED IN THE OLD SHANTY THAT SERVED AS HIS HOME ON THE LOCAL RUBBISH DUMP.

    WHEN POLICE AND RELATIVES SEARCHED THROUGH HIS BELONGINGS THEY FOUND VERITABLE TREASURE-TROVE AMONG THE TONS OF JUNK AND SCRAP THE OLD MAN HAD COLLECTED FOR YEARS AS A LIVELIHOOD. IT CONSISTED OF DOZENS OF PAINTINGS BY FAMOUS ARTISTS - INCLUDING A POSSIBLE REMBRANDT; VARIOUS OTHER ASSORTED PIECES OF ART; BOOKS; THOUSAND S OF FEET OF OLD MOVIE FILM; AND DOZENS OF CYLINDRICAL PHONOGRAPH RECORDS DATING BACK TO THOMAS EDISON.

    BUYERS AND ART EXPERTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE NOW CLAMORING TO EXAMINE THE COLLECTION. THEY BELIEVE JOHNSEN PROBABLY ACQUIRED MOST OF THE PIECES FROM RUSSIAN REFUGEES FLEEING THROUGH DENMARK ON THEIR WAY OUT OF EUROPE.

    THE PAINTING THOUGHT TO BE REMBRANDT IS THE PORTRAIT OF AN OLD MAN PROBABLY BOUGHT IN GERMANY DURING THE EXTREME INFLATIONARY PERIOD OF THE 1920's. IF GENUINE IT WILL BE WORTH MANY THOUSANDS OF POUNDS. IT IS A PRESENT BEING STORED IN THE STRONG ROOM OF A BANK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9UN2GNZFEY49G93K8XGNVQ7PK
    Media URN:
    VLVA9UN2GNZFEY49G93K8XGNVQ7PK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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