Is there any depth to which auction houses won’t plummet? The answer, if you’re an Elvis Presley fan, is no, judging from the bizarre and morbid Kingly artifacts that have gone under the hammer in recent years. The Beatles aren’t immune to such lurid activities either—John Lennon’s toilet is the latest item to be auctioned off to someone who desperately needs to get closer than necessary to their idol.
The sale will occur at the 33rd annual Beatles Convention in Liverpool, for a toilet that was installed in Lennon’s home in Tittenhurst Park between 1969 and 1972. The singer told builder John Hancock to “use it as a plant pot” after he installed a new one, and the toilet remained in Hancock’s garden shed for 40 years until he died recently. A mere £750 to £1,000 should be enough to make sure you can shit in the same pot that Lennon once used.
Of greater interest to Lennon fans is a mono sound copy of Two Virgins, which will also be up for auction and is expected to make at least £2,500. The auction organizers claim only a “couple of hundred” copies of Two Virgins were released in mono, making it one of the most sought after Lennon artifacts.
[via The Guardian]