(KING) People have either left or forgotten a lot of different things in bank safe deposit boxes that have eventually wound up in the state’s temporary possession. There’s jewelry, old money, gold teeth, even a half-eaten sandwich for some reason.
But the Washington State Department of Revenue now has something auctioneer Colin Murphy has never seen before: a brown sketchbook filled with a collection of watercolor, pencil and charcoal art. The signature written in it multiple times: “Picasso.”
“To be able to think that Picasso a hundred years ago sat down and wherever he was drew this book is real neat,” said Murphy, who works with the James G. Murphy Company. “It’s a piece of history.”
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