Uri Geller swoops on Poole pottery

Link: Administrators to auction museum artefacts

Leonard Curtis partners Keith Goodman and Stephen Swaden exceeded their own expectations, having originally expected to raise only £180,000. A spokeswoman for the firm said Uri Geller had been among the purchasers, though it is understood he did not attempt to bend any of the artefacts.

Poole’s new owners were able to retrieve a significant proportion of the original collection and the money raised will help pay off creditors. Leonard Curtis said it had been a ‘thoroughly satisfactory result all round’.

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