Scrap Dealer Finds A $33.3 Million Treasure

A London antique dealer said Wednesday that that the scrap metal entrepreneur bought the egg for about $14,000, thinking he could make a small profit by reselling the piece for its gold content.

Rare find: Imperial Fabrege egg scrap dealerAP Photo: Wartski, PA
Undated handout photo issued by London antique dealers Wartski via the Press Association on Wednesday March 19, 2014 of a rare Imperial Faberge Egg.
It turned out the jewel-encrusted piece was worth millions.

Kieran McCarthy of Wartski, which specializes in Russian artifacts, said the scrap metal dealer began to suspect he was holding a rare piece after seeing an article online about an imperial Faberge Easter egg made for Russian royalty. Continue reading…

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