Skip to comments.John Lennon's toilet to be auctioned with Beatles memorabilia
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 ...
Love, Love me loo, You know that I dooooo! So pleaaaaaase love my loooo!
More Beatles collectibles crap up for auction
A recording of Yoko Ono singing Birthday comes with it.
Imagine there’s no doo doo.
John Lennon’s toilet?
But ping me when Elvis’s toliet (the one he died on) becomes available.
That would really be something!
“A recording of Yoko Ono singing Birthday comes with it.”
And if you buy that set, it is $500 cheaper...
The King’s throne?
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.
“We all live in a big brown turd”.....
Love me doo doo....
It’s being auctioned in loo of being donated.
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.
“Then I saw her crapping there......”
I’d rather have Elvis’s....
....last utterance from Elvis: “Corn?”
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