Antique toilets are collected by some, including Prince Charles. But the buyer of an antique toilet that was in a house used by John Lennon from 1969 to 1971 is unidentified. The toilet sold last weekend in Liverpool, England, at a sale run by The Beatle Shop, a Liverpool retailer. The toilet, marked inside with a word that appears to be "Rilcote," looks like an English blue and white transfer-printed porcelain toilet from the 19th century. Some are listed in our price books at about $500-$600. The Lennon provenance brought a winning bid of $14,748, 10 times the pre-sale estimate. J.D. Salinger, the famous author, owned a less decorative toilet that is being offered on eBay for $1 million. Experts, including us, say it won't sell at that price.
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