As readers are probably aware, this is the Diamond Jubilee year of Queen Elizabeth II's reign over the UK.
The Queen of course owns many collectibles and there are many more associated with her, but there is one particular collectible which has just been unveiled for this celebration which was unheard of until now.
This is the diamond jubilee rose gold egg, created by Faberge and valued at £100,000, is decorated with 60 gemstones - a diamond, emerald, ruby or sapphire celebrates each and every year of the Queen's reign to date.
|Humpty Dumpty sits on a wall, presumably hoping that the
Queen's men are better at egg re-assembly than the King's
So how can collectors vie to get their hands on it? In London, 200 'eggs' have been artistically crafted by famous names, and then hidden. As of today (Tuesday), every one has been tucked away to hopefully be found by the eagle eyed. Some of those to craft an egg include Bruce Oldfield, Sir Ridley Scott and Zandra Rhodes.
Those finding an egg are urged to simply keep it, but to send a text to stake their claim for winning the golden egg using a code with the egg.
The hidden eggs will later be auctioned off for the benefit of charities Elephant Family and Action for Children. The event was launched with the appearance of Humpty Dumpty on the wall at Clarence House, and Emilia Fox has now unveiled the golden egg.
Elephant Family founder Mark Shand commented: "The firing gun has sounded - let the hunt begin. Here's to an Olympic effort to win that diamond jubilee egg."