Art: Chester Buys a Bust

On his regular rounds through Meriden, Conn, one day last year, Junk Dealer Chester Orsini, 29, stopped by to do business at the home of Barber John Cantarini, who was just moving out of his house. Orsini plunked down $10 for a heap of rags and old mattresses; then he noticed a 14-inch bronze bust of Lincoln sitting on the family trash heap. Orsini took a fancy to it, bought it for $2 and took it home to decorate his television set. But when he noticed the name stamped on the back, he showed...

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