Arrow Fat Left Icon Arrow Fat Right Icon Arrow Right Icon Cart Icon Close Circle Icon Expand Arrows Icon Facebook Icon Pinterest Icon Twitter Icon Youtube Icon Hamburger Icon Information Icon Down Arrow Icon Mail Icon Mini Cart Icon Person Icon Ruler Icon Search Icon Shirt Icon Triangle Icon Bag Icon Play Video
  • John Lennon's toilet sells for $14,500 at Liverpool Beatles convention
  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • JohnLennon'ssellstoilet

John Lennon's toilet sells for $14,500 at Liverpool Beatles convention

Collectors had the chance to flush their money into a very different kind of memorabilia investment on Saturday (August 28) with the sale of Beatles legend John Lennon's toilet.

Used by the A Day in the Life singer at his home in Tittenhurst Park, Berkshire from 1969-1971, the toilet was among 295 lots of Fab Four memorabilia sold by the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.


Toilet for sale! Lennon's porcelain lavatory, sold for around $14,700

In the end, the blue and white porcelain lavatory realised a final price of £9,500 (around $14,700). According to reports, it had been stored in the shed of seller John Hancock for 40 years.

Other highlights in the sale - part of Liverpool's 33rd annual Beatles Convention - included a rare mono copy of Lennon and wife Yoko Ono's Two Virgins LP, and a harmonica which belonged to his son, Julian. Both items brought £2,500 (about $3,900).

 

 

The appearance of an item of Julian Lennon memorabilia was particularly interesting. Lennon Jr is a multi-million selling musician in his own right, and it was his childhood drawing of a school classmate which inspired The Beatles' Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

Both he and half-brother Sean Lennon (John's child with Yoko and also a successful musician) have emerged on the ma

  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • JohnLennon'ssellstoilet