Salinger's toilet: $1m on eBay
Published 21/08/2010 | 05:00
A NORTH Carolina collectibles dealer is hawking a toilet ripped from reclusive author JD Salinger's former home.
Rick Kohl said yesterday he bought the white porcelain fixture from a New Hampshire couple who owned a home where the author of 'The Catcher in the Rye' once lived.
To prove this is no phony, Kohl has a letter from the couple attesting that they replaced the toilet while remodelling, and knew the workmen who first installed it decades ago.
The receptacle has an eBay asking price of $1m, though Kohl says he's willing to see what the literary giant's home throne will fetch.
The toilet is stamped with a manufacturing date of 1962, well after the 1951 publication date of Salinger's classic novel.