Thursday 27 July 2017

Salinger's toilet: $1m on eBay

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.

Irish Independent

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