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‘Stolen’ Denbighshire Vase Sells For £228,000 At Auction: But Who Owns It And Gets The Money?

by | 17th, November 2011

ANDREA Calland sold an ugly old vase at auction for £228,000. The object d’art with a reserve of £500 turned out to be a Chinese antique. She was amazed and delighted.

Happy days.

But things have gone badly for Miss Callan. She must pay £190,000 to her ex-partner’s mother, one Evelyn Galloway, 74, of Tan-y-Bryn, near Ruthin, Denbighshire.

It wasn’t Calland’s to sell. Mrs Galloway only learnt her vase had been sold for loadsa money when she read about it in the paper. She called the police. They took no action. So Mrs Galloway sued.

The matter came to Mold County Court. There, Judge Seys Llewellyn QC, said that although Calland had not acted dishonestly, the vase

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