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J.D. Salinger’s Reclusive Toilet Can Be Yours For $1,000,000

By / 08.18.10

Feel the need to have something that was close to famed author (and virtual hermit) J.D. Salinger? Well, you can buy the toilet from his New Hampshire home for just a million bucks on eBay, where the antique store the Vault of Forsyth apparently got it from the new owners of his house.

Here’s an item you won’t come across everyday!

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!!

As the ad puts it, “When he died, his wife inherited all his manuscripts with plans to eventually release some of them! Who know how many of these stories were thought up and written up while Salinger sat on this throne?” Well, we can say that none of his best-known works were written that way as, with a little research, we find that he moved into the home around 1967. Which is well after his last published work went out in 1965. (Frankly, we bet he didn’t think of or write anything while sitting on the toilet and if he did…I don’t know if anyone should read it.)

If you feel the need to buy a million-dollar crapper (especially an unwashed one), the eBay listing’s here.

[Newsobserver via Vulture]


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