Scrap dealer finds famed eggs at flea market
March 20 , 2014
A scrap-metal dealer recently discovered one of the eight Faberage imperial eggs at a flea market in America. Reports suggest that the man bought it for $14k and thought he'd make a small amount of profit with its resale. However, it turned out that the "absolutely genuine" egg was worth millions.
Kieran McCarthy of Wartski verified the egg as genuine and said his spine shivered when he saw it. He didn't disclose the sale price but it was sold for $18.5M back in 2007.
Alexander III gave the egg to his wife in 1887 and eight out of the 50 eggs made for the royal family remained missing. The recently discovered one will be displayed to the public for the first time in 112 years.