Tsar's golden egg discovered by scrap-metal dealer

03/21/2014 | Reuters

A Web search helped a Midwestern man who had bought a set of gold trinkets for resale realize that one of the baubles was actually a Faberge egg. The glittering egg, created in 1887 for Russian Tsar Alexander III and valued at about $20 million, was sold to a collector. "You couldn't really make it up -- it is beyond fiction and in the legends of antique dealing, there is nothing quite like this," antiques dealer Kieran McCarthy says.

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