Friday, April 18, 2014


An unnamed scrap metal dealer from the Midwest made the find of a lifetime when the golden bauble he purchased for $14,000 turned out to be a long-lost FabergĂ© egg worth an estimated $33 million. The orb was originally made for Russian Czar Alexander III, who gave it to his wife, Maria Feodorovna, as an Easter gift in 1887. After the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, the egg was spirited away to the U.S., where it disappeared for decades. The egg’s survival “is nothing but wonderment and miracle,” said Kieran McCarthy, an antiques expert who helped confirm the egg’s provenance.
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