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Golden Cadbury's egg sells for £37,200 at auction in Stamford

A rare golden egg exceeded all expectations when it sold at auction for £37,200.

Batemans of Stamford sold the collectors' piece for the second time on Friday last week.

The egg was part of a nationwide Cadbury’s treasure hunt which took place in the 1980s.

Greg Bateman with the Conundrum Golden Egg
Greg Bateman with the Conundrum Golden Egg

Twelve eggs were hidden across the country for people to find using a series of clues, but this piece was a secret 13th egg.

It was first sold by Batemans in July 2017 but was put up for auction again by the buyer's family after he died.

Managing director Greg Bateman said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have sold this unique golden egg for another house record.

"We hope the new buyer enjoys this incredible piece of confectionery history for decades to come, and we can’t wait to see if any more of the original 12 eggs come to light."

The original Cadbury's Egg Conundrum promotional campaign was one of the most successful in British history.

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