Scram­ble for £8k gold egg

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - BRIAN READE -

ONE of 12 gold eggs made by Cad­bury for a na­tion­wide trea­sure hunt has sold for over £8,000.

Cer­tifi­cates en­ti­tling the fin­der to one of the 22ct eggs were buried at se­cret sites in 1983 and cryp­tic clues were pub­lished lead­ing to their lo­ca­tions.

But only half were found be­fore the hunt was aban­doned amid com­plaints of pri­vate sites be­ing dug up.

Dr Chris Pin­der, 75, sold one he and his fam­ily found in Dorset. Deb­o­rah Doyle, of Duke’s auc­tion­eers in Dorch­ester, said: “It’s an in­cred­i­ble story.”

CRACK­ING Glit­ter­ing egg

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