The Faberge Big Egg Hunt Auction
Written by Susan Bell
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 11:57
The Big Egg Hunt was a great success with two Guinness World records broken. One for the most entrants in an egg hunt competition at 12,773 egg hunters and the other record was for the most expensive chocolate egg which was auctioned for £7000.
Thank you to everyone who sent me photographs of my egg in St James's Park especially Karen Hollis a fellow egg artist of Art in Bloom who kindly took photographs and a short video of my egg. Unfortunately I was unable to go and see my egg in London as I was setting up my own art gallery at The Wheatcrofts Garden Centre in Nottingham so it was great to see any photos sent in by egg hunters.
After the egg hunt and a Sotheby's auction the remaining 180 eggs were all brought together at the piazza in Covent garden for the public to see them all in one place.
Then on Monday 9th April the bidding for these eggs finally closed. Excitingly my egg which started at £5000 at the beginning of the day crept up to £7500 and then finally closed at £9000 making it the 8th highest bid out of 180 eggs! I was so pleased with this result and would like to thank the people who bid on the egg raising so much money for the two charities, Action for Children and The Elephant Family.