Paperwork is landing on a Virginia judge’s desk over who gets ownership of a stolen Renoir painting. It was taken from the Baltimore Museum of Art decades ago and allegedly resurfaced as a $7 flea market special.
A federal court battle over a napkin-sized Renoir is driving two northern Virginia siblings bitterly apart.
Baltimore County police say they seized $1.5 million in counterfeit shoes, clothing, movies and other goods during a raid on a North Point flea market.
Police say a fight broke out Sunday between two groups at the North Point Flea Market. During the fight, one man was hit in the torso with a rubber mallet.
The Renoir painting that caused a sensation when it was bought at a flea market for $7 may have been stolen from a museum six decades ago, and an auction house has put its sale on hold.
Five people have been charged with conspiring to sell counterfeit handbags, purses, shoes and other luxury goods at a popular Baltimore flea market and other places in and around the city.
A major federal raid on a Baltimore flea market. Agents seized counterfeit designer goods from dozens of vendors. There are new details about the extensive two and a half year investigation.
Vintage suitcases, an accordion, glass bottles and jars, birdbaths and a 1950s telephone, shelving and tables, a Victorian love seat and hundreds of women jostling through the old barn, looking for treasures and pulling aside girlfriends to muse at their finds.