'Renoir painting' snapped up at US flea market

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  1. From the BBC:
    "It was bought by a woman as part of a box lot that included a doll and a plastic cow, and cost about $50.
    She took it to a Virginia auction house where experts said they believed it was Renoir's Paysage Bords de Seine - a river scene - from about 1879.
    The auctioneers expect it to sell for up to $100,000 later this month.
    It is believed the painting was bought from a Paris gallery in 1926.
    A Renoir plaque on the frame prompted the woman to have it analysed by a local auction house."

    a. Lucky bitch.
    b. Illiterate seller - sadly didn't sport the Renoir plaque.

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  2. 'Sport' or 'spot'?

    "Hello pot this is kettle, send colour state, over"