A scrap metal dealer bought a golden egg at a flea market for $14,000 and planned to melt it for a profit. But he discovered it was a Faberge egg — given by Alexander III to his empress in 1887.
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. There's good luck and then there's a golden fortune. A scrap metal dealer bought a golden egg at a flea market in the Midwest for $14,000 and planned to melt it down for profit. Luckily, he searched the Internet first and discovered it was one of the rarest eggs in the world - a Faberge egg, this one given by Russia's Alexander III to his empress in 1887. Missing for decades, it's worth many, many millions now. It's MORNING EDITION.
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