Like many yesteryear stars, authors of the bygone era too have an enormous fan following. Take for instance the late J.D Salinger whose book, the Catcher in the Rye is still a bestseller. Hoping to cash in on literary name and fame is the new owner of the author’s compound in Cornish, New Hampshire. The new owner was probably inspired by the amount that some of the belongings of authors fetch at various auctions. So now, hoping to make his own profit, the new owner is selling various fixtures of Salinger’s home including his toilet! Yes, The Vault of Forsythe, Inc. a collectibles dealer who is auctioning the items for the new owner, has listed Salinger’s toilet on eBay! The toilet has been listed for a “buy it now” price of $1 million. Reportedly five offers have already been made for this toilet already and they are still open to various other offers.
According to the details provided, the toilet was reportedly installed in the new wing of Salinger’s home. It was in fact personally used by the author himself. The vintage toilet is from 1962 and is dated under the lid. What is more, the toilet will be sent to the buyer in its original condition when it was removed from Salinger’s old home by the new owners. The toilet will come accompanied by a letter from the home’s new owner, Joan Littlefield who has purchased the house with her husband.
The author who was a known recluse must already be turning and shifting in his grave on hearing of this latest auction.