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When Hurricane Katrina was bearing down on New Orleans in August 2005, most people were thinking of evacuating to higher ground.

Charlotte Edmonston, a high-net-worth producer working in Baton Rouge, La., was thinking about eggs. Faberge eggs, to be exact.

One of her high-net-worth clients living in the path of the oncoming category 5 hurricane happened to own the largest collection of rare Faberge eggs outside of Russia: a collection so vast that it can hardly be valued, let alone insured for any reasonable amount, she says.

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