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(UPI)   Scrap dealer buys golden egg for $13,000 intending to sell it for scrap. meh: He couldn't find a buyer and holds onto it. Fark: googles the name "Vacheron Constantin" that was in it. Ultrafark: It's one of the missing Faberge eggs   (upi.com) divider line 17
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2014-03-19 10:36:28 PM  
5 votes:
freepatriot.org

Those things used to be really popular about 100 years ago, but now not too many people want one, so it is going to take up space in my shop for a long time. Best I can do is $20
2014-03-19 10:18:44 PM  
4 votes:
American Roadshow:

"My Mom used to take care of an elderly woman who told her she loved her and could take anything she wanted from the house because she loved her for taking care of her an such."

"This is a jade diamond encrusted egg from the Russian dynasty"

"Oh, Mama."

"Anything else?"

"Well, some old man asked my Daddy if he would go on in and take down a dangerous vacant building he had and, if he a done it, could take whatever he wanted as a gift cause he showed such bravery in taken down this here abandoned building"

"Anything he wanted?"

"Yes'm"

"This is about 48 pounds of copper piping"

"Oh, Papa"
2014-03-19 10:13:09 PM  
4 votes:
Who cares about the egg. I want to goose that laid it.
2014-03-19 10:45:24 PM  
2 votes:
...and the chocolate in it was super-stale, too.
2014-03-19 10:23:26 PM  
2 votes:

Hector Remarkable: The thing about golden egg-laying geese is that it, uh, it makes you greedy, and, uh, you kill the goose. Every time, everyone kills the goose, because they're greedy and stupid. I think that's the moral of the story - everyone is greedy and stupid.


That or Veruca Salt gets sorted as a bad egg and that German kid clogs the choco-tubes.
2014-03-20 12:39:22 AM  
1 votes:
i167.photobucket.com
2014-03-20 12:06:39 AM  
1 votes:
content8.flixster.com
Some people would kill for a Franklin Mint.
2014-03-19 11:33:38 PM  
1 votes:

Radak: I know scrap dealers probably tend to see things in terms of the scrap value alone, but who in his right mind would consider melting down something that looks like this, or even selling it,


It's gold. Most jewelry is really, really pretty.

But you pop those gems out, melt down the metal, and you can make something even prettier. I look at that egg, I see a home for a nice piece of alexandrite on a pendant and a chain to hang it on.
2014-03-19 11:29:36 PM  
1 votes:
Those eggs are tacky and ostentatious like a lot of Russian crap. Unlike these Obama collectible plates (which I was banking on to make me a hefty return) the egg will at least yield something useful.
2014-03-19 10:58:30 PM  
1 votes:

KarmicDisaster: .  Assuming that thing weighs more than 2 pounds,


Assuming you're maybe functionally retarded
2014-03-19 10:45:49 PM  
1 votes:

taxandspend: proteus_b: Radak: I know scrap dealers probably tend to see things in terms of the scrap value alone, but who in his right mind would consider melting down something that looks like this, or even selling it, without finding out what it is first? I don't care if the scrap value is enough for a new doublewide. It seems like something that would be worth looking into. Maybe it's just me.

First off, this! The thing is supposedly one of the great treasures of art and craft, and the guy wants to melt it down?

Secondly, he's all like "I'm just humble folks", but he purchases something for 13,000 dollars (which means he thinks it's worth more than that---otherwise he'd just hang on to his dollars) and then doesn't even investigate it? Or even if he is going to melt it down---doesn't do that either? Sorry, I don't know many "humble folks" that can just toss that kind of cash out the window.

But his world is a world of pick-up trucks and diners... and $13,000 golden eggs. You know, real blue-collar America.


hulshofschmidt.files.wordpress.com
2014-03-19 10:44:15 PM  
1 votes:

baorao: Johnson: She died in the early 2000s, and her estate sold off. The egg, not believed to be of great value, found its way to the bric-a-brac market.

So the guardian of the estate "knew a guy" who would "probably pay a lot for something like this" and cut the family in for $13,000. I wonder how much he pocketed.


The guardian of the state was a crack head and sold it for about $100 worth of crack.
2014-03-19 10:32:12 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

oops
2014-03-19 10:29:50 PM  
1 votes:
Yes, your honor, I do intend to stick with this story.
2014-03-19 10:23:26 PM  
1 votes:
I never found a Fabares, but I saw Mike Farrell at a restaurant once.

CSB

www1.pictures.zimbio.com
2014-03-19 10:21:49 PM  
1 votes:
The thing about golden egg-laying geese is that it, uh, it makes you greedy, and, uh, you kill the goose. Every time, everyone kills the goose, because they're greedy and stupid. I think that's the moral of the story - everyone is greedy and stupid.
2014-03-19 08:38:30 PM  
1 votes:
www.top10films.co.uk
 
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