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John Lennon's toilet to be auctioned with Beatles memorabilia
Telegraph UK ^ | 23 Aug 2010 | no byline

Posted on 08/24/2010 12:40:20 PM PDT by a fool in paradise

...A mono-sound copy Two Virgins, which he recorded with Yoko Ono, is expected to fetch at least £2,500.

When the avant-garde LP was released in November 1968 it was notable for being sold in brown paper bags because the sleeve controversially featured a naked picture of the famous couple on the cover.

Although a limited release of 5,000 stereo versions of the album were available in shops, fans had to write to the record label to purchase a mono copy of the record.

The exact number of mono copies sold is not known, but auction organisers say it is likely to be as few as a ''couple of hundred''.

....The auction is also inviting bids for Lennon's toilet from Tittenhurst Park, his Berkshire home between 1969 and 1972.

Lennon told builder John Hancock to keep the porcelain lavatory and ''use it as a plant pot'' after he had installed a new one.

It was stored in a shed at Mr Hancock's home for 40 years until he died recently.

The toilet carries an estimate of £750 to £1,000.

Stephen Bailey, a Beatles expert and organiser of the auction, said: ''The toilet might be worth something, and it might not, but it is certainly one of the more unusual items we've sold.''

...''The stereo version sold relatively few copies at a time when any one of the Beatles could easily have shifted hundreds of thousands of records.

...Also from Tittenhurst Park comes a small harmonica that belonged to Lennon's son, Julian.

Again it was given to Mr Hancock by the musician who asked him to take it home as ''Julian was driving him mad with it''.

Lennon told Mr Hancock he would tell Julian it was lost.

The harmonica is expected to fetch between £750 and £1,000...

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: auction; beatlemania; instantkarma; johnjohn; thebeatles

1 posted on 08/24/2010 12:40:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono

Love, Love me loo, You know that I dooooo! So pleaaaaaase love my loooo!

2 posted on 08/24/2010 12:41:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; Big Guy and Rusty 99; Brian Allen; cgk; ...

More Beatles collectibles crap up for auction


3 posted on 08/24/2010 12:43:14 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: a fool in paradise

A recording of Yoko Ono singing Birthday comes with it.


4 posted on 08/24/2010 12:44:29 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: a fool in paradise

Imagine there’s no doo doo.


5 posted on 08/24/2010 12:45:49 PM PDT by albie
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To: a fool in paradise

John Lennon’s toilet?

Nahhhh.

But ping me when Elvis’s toliet (the one he died on) becomes available.

That would really be something!


6 posted on 08/24/2010 12:49:10 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: a fool in paradise

This ‘toilet’?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=092ex1QiWug&feature=related


7 posted on 08/24/2010 12:51:03 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Dr. Ursus

“A recording of Yoko Ono singing Birthday comes with it.”

And if you buy that set, it is $500 cheaper...


8 posted on 08/24/2010 12:51:18 PM PDT by jessduntno (The Grand Old Potty needs to be flushed ... vote Conservative in November.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Number Two
Number Two
Number Two
Number Two...


9 posted on 08/24/2010 12:52:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The King’s throne?


10 posted on 08/24/2010 12:52:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: a fool in paradise

And how do you prove provenance of a toilet that was stored in a barn with both principals deceased?

I have a Zippo that was in Eisenhower’s pocket and George Harrison’s interspace toothbrush, if anyone wishes to bid on them.


11 posted on 08/24/2010 12:54:35 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: a fool in paradise

Yellow Submarine.


12 posted on 08/24/2010 12:56:44 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

“We all live in a big brown turd”.....


13 posted on 08/24/2010 12:58:48 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: a fool in paradise

Yes. With all the accessories
 


14 posted on 08/24/2010 12:59:15 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: albie

Love me doo doo....


15 posted on 08/24/2010 12:59:22 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: a fool in paradise

It’s being auctioned in loo of being donated.


16 posted on 08/24/2010 1:00:01 PM PDT by AU72
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To: All

I’ve never seen a toilet like that before (with the coloring) I’m a fan of the Delft blue and white... I could care less who used it before...I like it.


17 posted on 08/24/2010 1:00:43 PM PDT by ThePatrioticArtist (It's not the painting itself, but the message it sends that's important.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Then I saw her crapping there......”


18 posted on 08/24/2010 1:01:07 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: a fool in paradise

I’d rather have Elvis’s....


19 posted on 08/24/2010 1:02:28 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Responsibility2nd

....last utterance from Elvis: “Corn?”


20 posted on 08/24/2010 1:04:02 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: a fool in paradise

Yoko’s singing belongs in the toilet.


21 posted on 08/24/2010 1:12:33 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“But ping me when Elvis’s toliet (the one he died on) becomes available”.

...never used. Clean as a whistle!


22 posted on 08/24/2010 1:12:54 PM PDT by albie
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To: a fool in paradise

I wouldn’t give two turds for that.


23 posted on 08/24/2010 1:24:07 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“All You Need is Crap”


24 posted on 08/24/2010 1:26:17 PM PDT by J40000
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To: a fool in paradise

singing something in the way she moves followed by the Long and winding road..


25 posted on 08/24/2010 1:28:42 PM PDT by aeonspromise
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To: a fool in paradise

John’s john?


26 posted on 08/24/2010 1:28:57 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: a fool in paradise

I Want to Hold Your Hand (but only after you wash it).


27 posted on 08/24/2010 1:32:40 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: J40000

Lucy in the loo with t.p......


28 posted on 08/24/2010 1:33:11 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: a fool in paradise
LOL!

Did you wait to do that at post 9 or was it just a coincidence?

29 posted on 08/24/2010 1:34:40 PM PDT by KevinB
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To: a fool in paradise
...Also from Tittenhurst Park comes a small harmonica that belonged to Lennon's son, Julian. Again it was given to Mr Hancock by the musician who asked him to take it home as ''Julian was driving him mad with it''. Lennon told Mr Hancock he would tell Julian it was lost.

"ROSEBUD!"

30 posted on 08/24/2010 1:35:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: JaguarXKE

My bowels went boom when I crossed that room.....


31 posted on 08/24/2010 1:36:01 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: a fool in paradise
Again it was given to Mr Hancock by the musician who asked him to take it home as ''Julian was driving him mad with it''. Lennon told Mr Hancock he would tell Julian it was lost.

Just another example of Lennon being a prick. Steal the harmonica from a kid who probably simply wanted to be like or impress his father and then lie to the poor kid. He really had a lot of people fooled with that peace and love crap.

32 posted on 08/24/2010 1:39:14 PM PDT by KevinB
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To: a fool in paradise

Throw in the Oval Office sink that Bill Clinton “used” and you’d have one fine auction!


33 posted on 08/24/2010 1:39:24 PM PDT by Dacus943
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
“I saw her crapping there......”

It's Yoko AND John's toilet, if that means anything to the buyer.

34 posted on 08/24/2010 1:40:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: a fool in paradise

My mother taught me not to speak ill of the dead, but I must say that the words “toilet” and “John and Yoko” just seem to go together.


35 posted on 08/24/2010 1:54:50 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: a fool in paradise

I’m interested ... it probably has more than 3 gallons per flush.


36 posted on 08/24/2010 1:59:25 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: a fool in paradise

“We can work it out”


37 posted on 08/24/2010 2:59:42 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: lone star annie

“HELP! Help me if you can...”


38 posted on 08/24/2010 3:01:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: lone star annie

LOL good one.


39 posted on 08/24/2010 3:05:05 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: a fool in paradise

good one! best funny on this thread so far!


40 posted on 08/24/2010 5:56:46 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: a fool in paradise

AAAAaaaaaaahahahahahahahaaaa! Brilliant! XD


41 posted on 08/24/2010 6:42:13 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Y’all stop it. I can’t BREATHE! XD


42 posted on 08/24/2010 6:43:09 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I’m just sitting here watching the wee go ‘round and ‘round...


43 posted on 08/24/2010 7:16:32 PM PDT by Lemon Curry
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To: Slings and Arrows

All we are say-ing is give me some frickin’ privacy.......


44 posted on 08/25/2010 8:55:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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