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Buy J.D. Salinger’s Toilet

A toilet from a New Hampshire home that J.D. Salinger lived in during the eighties is being auctioned on eBay for $1,000,000. Really. Really. The commode is a “simple, white Crane Oxford model” that has not been cleaned and does not come with a seat or lid. It does come with a letter of authenticity. The extremely classy dealer vending this porcelain throne is open to taking “reasonable” offers for the toilet, but he thinks it’s worth at least $100,000. After all, even though it was manufactured in October 1962, after most of his published work had appeared, “Salinger is believed to have left behind a substantial volume of unpublished writing, and … surely Salinger conceived some of it while sitting on” this very toilet. So, you know, if you have a million dollars and missed your chance to inappropriately invade J.D. Salinger’s privacy while he was alive, here is the next best thing. Available through September 4!

Yours for $1 million, maybe even less: J.D. Salinger's toilet [Raleigh News Observer]

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