Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

Toilet Fetishes of the Rich and Famous: John Lennon's potty

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 17, 2010 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Entertainment, Media
Tags: John Lennon, John Lennon's toilet, strange fetishes

I have occasionally idly wondered about collectors who purchase the hair or underwear of dead Hollywood stars...but this sale is really special. I suppose if you have a fascination with toilets, owning this decorative fixture would be a coup -- but did the possibility that John Lennon pooped here raise its value?

John-lennon-toilet-thebeatlesshop-082810-0006 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.


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Imagine there's no Toilet paper
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die fer
no way to have a poo

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will poop as one

... You want to hold my ... what?

[ * I think the anonymous buyer was Mr. Kite ... He seems to find odd ways to spend his considerable largesse ... * ]

Okay, now that was hilarious! Thanks for the laugh today, Jessi!