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J.D. Salinger’s Toilet on Sale on eBay for $1 Million

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Today in things literary: The late J.D. Salinger‘s toilet is being sold on eBay by a North Carolina collectibles dealer for $1 million.

“I bet it’s worth $100,000,” said Rick Kohl of , invoking the author’s iconic tale of teen alienation. “Come on, it’s J.D. Salinger’s throne! We’re talking ‘Catcher in the Rye’ here!”

Here’s the seller’s description:

This is the toilet that was personally owned AND used by J.D. Salinger for many years! It sat in his home in Cornish, New Hampshire, and was installed in the ‘new wing’ of his house.

When he died, his wife inherited all of his manuscripts with plans to eventually release some of them! Who knows how many of these stories were thought up and written while Salinger sat on this throne!

This vintage toilet is from 1962 and is dated under the lid. It will come to you uncleaned and in it’s original condition when it was removed from Salinger’s old home!

It will also include a letter from Joan Littlefield. Her and her husband are the new owners of Salinger’s house and are the ones who had the toilet removed and replaced. It is dated April 16, 2010.

Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of history!!

Note that bit about it being ‘uncleaned.’ For the bold, here’s the toilet’s eBay listing.

(News Observer via Vulture via BuzzFeed)

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