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Got old tableware gathering dust? It might be a good time to give it a closer look

A MARTÍNEZ, HOST:

Good morning. I'm A Martínez.

Got old tableware gathering dust? Might be a good time to give it a closer look. A couple in England did just that when they had an antiques expert come over and look for anything valuable. It turns out they had a teacup from the late 17th- or early 18th-century China made from a rhino's horn. Back then, it was believed to detect poison and be an aphrodisiac. The couple's love life must be doing OK. They're putting the cup up for auction later this week.

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