Michael Jackson's Bent Spoon Sells For $778
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.02.2013
It's amazing what people will buy...
BBC reports that a bent spoon given to Uri Geller by Michael Jackson has sold for £500 ($778) at an auction. Jackson gave the spoon when he was the best man at Geller's ceremony to renew his wedding vows at his home in Sonning, Berkshire.
The spoon was one of several items that celebrities in the Berkshire/Oxfordshire area donated to the charity auction to help Windsor's Thames Hospicecare. The auction took place at The Flowing Spring bar in Playhatch, Oxfordshire.
Geller, who became famous by bending spoons on TV, wrote: "7 March 2001 M.J. gave me this spoon. Uri Geller."
Landlord and landlady Nick Willson and Hazel Lucas, who set up the auction on Saturday night, said they were "astounded" by the generosity of local celebrities and customers.
Willson said: "Michael Jackson's spoon went to a local person, but I reckon it could easily re-sell for much more as it's quite a unique item that has international appeal."
Some carpet from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding sold for £100 ($155). The carpet was authenticated and framed. The Duchess grew up in the Berkshire village of Bucklebury. Kate Bush donated an original canvas print called "Never Be Mine", featuring her "Fish People" logo, and it sold for £120 ($186). Deep Purple drummer Ian Paicey (who lives in nearby Shiplake) donated a drum skin signed by the band on their current world tour. That sold for £130 ($202).
Willson added: "We wanted to aim big with our auction, but this has been really impressive and we believe we have raised around £6,500 for Thames Hospicecare."