'It was like being Indiana Jones and finding the Lost Ark': Scrap metal dealer discovers £20million Faberge egg at a bric-a-brac stall
- An unidentified American man bought the golden egg at an antiques sale for $13,000 (£8,000)
- After researching the piece further he discovered it was a $33M (£20M) Faberge egg
- Ornamental egg is the third of more than 50 Imperial Easter Eggs designed by Carl Faberge for the Russian Royal Family
- After the Russian Revolution all the eggs were seized by the Bolsheviks and most were sold to the West
- Eight of them are missing, of which only three are believed to have survived the revolution – including this one
By Larisa Brown and Joshua Gardner
PUBLISHED: 01:03 GMT, 19 March 2014 | UPDATED: 13:41 GMT, 19 March 2014
When a Midwestern scrap metal dealer spotted the golden egg at a bric-a-brac market, he anticipated a money-making opportunity, but only for the value of its gold and jewels.
He just didn’t realise quite how much he would profit on his $13,300 (£8,000) purchase.
After failing to sell it on because would-be buyers thought it over-priced, the man decided to research the piece further – and discovered he was the owner of a $33 million (£20million) long-lost Faberge egg..... more at linkhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... stall.html