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Guy buys golden egg for $13,000. Turns out to be a Faberge egg worth $33.3 million.
03-20-2014, 03:42 PM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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A scrap metal dealer who bought an ornament from a bric-a-brac market to be melted down for its gold discovered it is a £20 million Fabergé egg after finding a Telegraph article online.
The extraordinary find has been likened by the expert who verified it to “Indiana Jones being presented with the Lost Ark” – a trail that began in Tsarist Russia and ended in the kitchen of a house in the American Mid West overlooking a branch of Dunkin’ Donuts.
The Imperial Easter Egg was designed by Carl Fabergé for Tsar Alexander III in 1887 and seized by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution.



03-20-2014, 03:48 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Fabulous! beercheer.gif
03-20-2014, 04:01 PM #3
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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I don't understand how someone could own that and not suspect what it was?
03-20-2014, 04:21 PM #4
yankees skier
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03-20-2014, 05:32 PM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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On the show 'Antiques Road Show', you would not believe what people pull out of the trash heap or the attic. It could be that some people who own these valuable collectibles may have developed some form of dementia and forgot it's worth.
03-20-2014, 05:37 PM #6
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Or You might win the lottery too chuckle.gif
03-20-2014, 06:18 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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It would be nice to find some valuable junk, but I doubt we has it. beercheer.gif
03-20-2014, 07:02 PM #8
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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Sanford and Son , turn Beverly Hillbillies .

I LOVE IT !!!!!!yay.gifyay.gifyay.gif

Right now , that buyer is wondering and dreaming of what to do with all
that new found wealth .

and right now ,,,

almost everyone who reads the article , is jealous as all hell ,,, and also
wondering what they would do with all that wealth .

and right now , I am thinking about that Treasure I found ,,,

and wondering , what the gov.'t Thieves have done with it .chuckle.gif
03-20-2014, 07:09 PM #9
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Probably melted down into bars.

03-20-2014, 10:56 PM #10
Below Average Genius Member
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Amazing, amazing, amazing!

With that value, it's likely one party or another is going to look for a way to claim it was stolen somewhere along the way and actually belongs to their ancestors.

It probably was stolen, such as by the Bolshiveks as mentioned before.

BTW, there is a private mansion/museum in Washington D.C. that was owned by the E.F. Huttons. The wife, Barbara Woolworth Hutton, a famous person in her own right as heir to the Woolworth fortune, bought tons of Russian art for ten cents on the dollar during the time of the Communist Revolution.

The museum has lots of extraordinary Faberge eggs, jewel encrusted golden chalices, and much much more. There is a several month waiting list just to get in to see the extraordinary treasures that are there.

By now, the art there could be worth a billion dollars. There are original paintings of the Czars, etc. There is even row upon row of fine china, and silverware and maybe even goldware that had been owned by the Czar, enough probably to serve a hundred people or more.

Pray for me. hug.gif
03-21-2014, 05:19 AM #11
Ruby Wolf Member
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Especially with the easily available internet like dont people know enough to do a little research before they sell stuff?! or are they so blinded by greed and quick cash they just aint seeing and thinking clearly?! for crying out loud even a village idiot could tell this object is something really special...

03-21-2014, 05:29 AM #12
nobody Incognito Anonymous
Can you eat that egg when the shift hits the fan? 37.gif
03-21-2014, 07:36 AM #13
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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Probably could eat it actually

just depends on how you prepare it .

add gunpowder

and you have a nice bomb to throw bleh.gif
03-21-2014, 12:38 PM #14
Ruby Wolf Member
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Faberge eggs are stunning and gorgeous,some of most beautifully and intricately crafted bejeweled objects ever made (for russian royalty?) so how the hell did this unique egg end up where it was? i mean like,oh gee,look what i just found,an original leonardo davinci down in my cellar! like how the heck did that get there?! eh ehh ehhh (*-*)

Bejeweled art deco jewelry from around the 1920s and 30s are also very nice and very valuable as well...




03-21-2014, 04:39 PM #15
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Well, now I have a challenge in keeping an eye out for faberge pieces on my antique hunts.



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