Scrap metal find turns out to be $33 million Faberge golden egg

The real power of Google. Just read this on CNN here. Stunning!

Scrap metal find turns out to be $33 million Faberge golden egg

Carl Faberge's jewelery workshop made 50 Easter eggs for the Russian royal family, each taking a year or more to craft. According to Faberge, designs were produced in the greatest secrecy, "the only pre-requisite being that they contained a surprise."

(CNN) — A $14,000 jumble sale find turned into millions of dollars for a man who’d been thwarted in his attempts to turn a quick profit by selling the tiny ornament to scrap metal dealers.

The man, who hails from the Midwest but wishes to remain anonymous, had been left financially stretched after he apparently overestimated what the tiny golden egg would be worth once melted down. He’d been hoping to make $500.

In a fit of desperation one night last year, he typed “egg” and the name engraved on the clock it contained — “Vacheron Constantin” — into Google.

His search brought up a 2011 article in Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper describing a “frantic search” for the object: the Third Imperial Easter Egg, made by Faberge for the Russian royal family and estimated to be worth 20 million pounds ($33 million).

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