Published Aug 24, 2010If you're a John Lennon fan with a few extra bucks and a penchant for weird memorabilia, you might want to head to the 33rd annual Beatles Convention in Liverpool. The Telegraph reports that the event will include an auction that will give one lucky collector a chance to walk away with Lennon's toilet.
The toilet was originally in Tittenhurst Park, Lennon's house in Berkshire where the legendary songwriter lived from 1969 to 1972. For the past 40 years, the toilet has belonged to John Hancock, Lennon's former builder. Hancock recently died, so the toilet is now being sold. It's expected to fetch as much as £1,000 ($1,632.29 Canadian)
Toilet aside, according to auction organizer Stephen Bailey, the gem of the auction is a mono copy of Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins, Lennon and Yoko Ono's experimental debut from 1968. Very few mono copies were pressed, and this one is expected to fetch £2,500 ($4,080.71 Canadian). We're not sure that Ono's wailing is going to sound much better in mono, but this is a collector's item to be sure.
Other items going under the hammer include a harmonica belonging to Julian Lennon, an original Lennon concert ticket, a full set of autographs and various pieces of mass-produced memorabilia.
The auction takes place on Saturday (September 28) at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.