A British grandfather, Robin Maudsley(61) is in shockedto find out the sum of £13,000 was in the pyjamas of a dead cousin. Documents found on himshows he has been travelling around the globe and might have been a Cold War spy.
While the dead cousin was known as Dr Maxwell Wilcock, it is suspected he was working as a Cold War spy because he had about thirteen other aliases that he’s been known with.
He’s suspected to be the owner of a Fabergé egg that is worth about £20million. It is an uncommon Russian ornament. Mr Maudsley says two separate women have told him his cousin is the owner of the ornament on different occasions. He said they told him his cousin was used to carrying an identical egg with him. And Maudsley thinks his cousin decided to keep the egg in a safe after discovering it was worth a fortune.
Very little is known about the life Dr Wilcock’s lived. But the family is aware he once lived in Preston in the 1940s. He’s also known to have travelled and explored the world and visited places like Egypt, the Middle East and Communist Russia. He did not keep too much contact with his family and they only heard from him on a fewoccasions.
Calling his cousin an enigma, Mr Maudsley says having 13 different aliases makes it difficult for them to find more information about his late cousin whom they suspect to be a Cold War spy.
Maudsley say his cousin Maxwell was used to telling stories he believed were just stories at the time. But looking back at it now, he thinks his cousin was actually telling the stories of his own life.
According to Maudsley, the last time he spoke to his cousin was in 2009. He said Max told him at the time that he wanted to come back to Preston to right a wrong. He also said his cousin wanted to give them something kept in a safety deposit box in Preston. Maudsley say they now think it was the multimillion pound worth Fabergé egg that his cousin was talking about, the Mail Online reports.
To solve the misery surrounding the life of the suspected Cold War spy, Maudsley plans to track down the egg. According to him, it’s not about the money but about finding more information about his cousin so they could piece his life together. He says that’s the way they’ll be able to complete Dr Maxwell’s story.
Fabergé eggs are very rare ornaments and it is believed that there are only about 50 of them in the whole world. The most famous of them is the Imperial Collections.