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The two original artworks discovered in Italy are valued at £8.8m minimum

French artist Abraham Poincheval climbs into a bear.

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Cliff Wright's original cover art for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is being auctioned for a starting price of £12,131

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Buyers queue in their hundreds for the chance of a bargain Grayson Perry, Paula Rego or Jeremy Deller that are among the 2,900 postcards exhibited anonymously

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£20m Matisse looted during the war by Herman Goering is returned to the family of its former Jewish owner

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