Stolen artworks ‘stamped’

Italy has issued a set of stamps depicting stolen artworks recovered by its “monuments men” taskforce as it tries to shake off its status as the country with the highest number of art thefts in the world.

The stamps, which show works by Van Gogh, Mantegna and Raphael, celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage.

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Council to auction art collection

A painting by Julian Trevelyan is among those to be auctioned

A council about to auction off more than 400 paintings by famous British artists for hundreds of thousands of pounds has prompted calls for other authorities to follow suit

Hertfordshire County Council is to give up 90 per cent of its £26.2 million art collection amid fears the cost of maintaining them in storage cannot be justified.

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