The sad story of a Stradivarius, on loan from the Austrian central bank to a noted young violinist, seized at the Swiss border by over-zealous customs agents.
The rest of the story, for which I could not find an English language link, is that the violinist was not ever able to bring the violin into Switzerland for use in a planned concert. Instead, an official from the Austrian central bank ultimately went to the border and retrieved the violin.
Hat tip: Herr Prof. Dr. Michael Lechner
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