With Easter just around the corner many of us are stocking up on chocolate eggs. But for one American man, his latest purchase will be sure to buy him a never-ending supply of chocolate eggs after he bagged the world's most expensive egg - a Fabergé egg priced at an jaw-dropping £20million!
The scrap metal dealer, who remains unidentified, came across the egg at an antique bric-a-brac sale. He was hoping to make some extra cash in the process. Thinking that the egg was rather special (not knowing how special) he paid £8000 for the egg. But after several failed attempts to sell the egg on and he decided to do a bit of a digging into its background and to his amazement he discovered he was in fact the owner of a £20 million missing Fabergé egg, dating back to the 19th century.
The egg had once belonged to Empress Maria Feodorovna and was given to her as an Easter gift from her husband, Emperor Alexander III, in 1877. It is one of the original 50 Imperial Easter Eggs designed for the Russian royal family by Carl Fabergé and houses a Vacheron Constantin watch. Only three of the eight missing eggs are believed to have survived including this one that made its way to America's Mid-West.
With the missing egg he immediately flew to London to confirm his moneymaking find with the director of Wartski, the Faberge expert company, Kieran McCarthy. It was confirmed as the missing egg which just shows you that if you get that feeling that something is special – go with your feelings and take that chance.
Just like playing the lottery – if you feel the urge to play your favourite lucky numbers or simply take a chance on a quickpick, do it! You just never know what Lady Luck has planned for you. The opportunities exist. It’s up to you to take advantage of them.
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