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The interior of Alan and Dot's bungalow, variousworks by Hans Coper and Lucie Rie can be seen on the table.<br />
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A stunning collection of pottery amassed by a couple behind the closed doors of their modest bungalow has sold for almost £1million - 10 times the value of the property.<br />
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The family of the late Alan and Pat Firth knew nothing about the treasure trove of ceramics piled up precariously inside the couple's old home and wanted it cleared so they could sell the house.<br />
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But when experts entered the three-bed bungalow on the outskirts of Leeds, West Yorks, they compared it to opening Tutankhamun's tomb.<br />
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Inside they found one of Britain's finest pottery collections that was so well thought of the Firths were frequently asked to loan pieces for exhibitions.