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John Lennon's toilet for sale at Beatles auction [poll]

August 23, 2010 |  4:50 pm

John-and-yoko OK, it might not rank all the way up there with Michael Jackson's glove in the ranks of high-demand celebrity memorabilia, but it'll have to do: A porcelain toilet used by John Lennon between 1969 and 1972 is among the 303 lots going up for auction Saturday at the 33rd annual Beatle Week Festival in Liverpool.

"The toilet might be worth something, and it might not, but it is certainly one of the more unusual items we've sold," auction organizer Steven Bailey told the Daily Telegraph.

Likely having more significance to collectors: a rare mono copy -- as in, not stereo -- of the 1968 release "Two Virgins," recorded by Lennon with Yoko Ono, and featuring full frontal and backside nudity ...

... of the couple on the front and back of the album, a feature that required the record to be sold in a brown paper wrapper back in the day. 

Another item of interest to non-collectors: A harmonica that once belonged to Julian Lennon is up for bid. According to the auction catalog notes, John gave it to the seller's father, begging him, "Take it home, please, I'll tell Julian it's lost, he drives me potty with it."

So, that's two things potty, right?

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: John Lennon and Yoko Ono in New York City on April 2, 1973. Credit: Associated Press file photo

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