News-Antique.com - Oct 21,2011 - 5. Abbey Road toilet roll rejected by Beatles
“Too hard and shiny”. That was the Beatles’ verdict on the toilet paper at EMI’s Abbey Road recording studios. The Fab Four also disliked the fact that each sheet was stamped with “EMI Ltd”.
The toilet paper was hastily withdrawn from the studios and eventually resurfaced at an auction in 1980, where it sold for £85.
Its owner has since refused £1,000 offers for individual sheets from the roll.
4. Used bed sheets
After their performance at the Olympia Stadium in Detroit on September 6, 1964 the band had a brief stay in the executive suite of the city's Whittier Hotel. The band checked in after the concert at 1:17am and checked out the following afternoon at 2:05pm.
The used linen from their beds was kept by the hotel as a memento, and sections of sheets slept on by all four members of the band can now be bought online.
The linen is available from the online memorabilia company Asmallpieceofhistory.com, along with a letter of authenticity from the hotel's former Managing Director Jimmie Hawkins, priced at £595.
3. John Lennon's tooth
Lennon gave the tooth to his housekeeper Dot Jarlet, after removing it himself in the kitchen of his Kenwood mansion in Surrey. He suggested she give it to her daughter as a souvenir as she was a Beatles fan, and she did just that. It remained in the family for over 40 years, wrapped in the original piece of paper.
The tooth was consigned to auction in November 2011 with the U.K company Omega Auctions, who described it as "the most wonderful and weird item that we have ever had for sale."
The tooth was expected to make up to £10,000, but some experts believed it could reach six figures at the sale scheduled for November 5, 2011.
2. Paul McCartney’s Rupert the Bear book
A 1948 Rupert the Bear book owned by Paul McCartney made £25,000 at a Cooper Owen auction in 2005.
The book contains McCartney’s earliest known signature as well as his handwritten address in Liverpool.
It was included in the video for McCartney’s We All Stand Together Christmas single, released in 1984.
1. John Lennon’s toilet
A porcelain toilet bowl, employed by John Lennon at his Tittenhurst Park home in Berkshire, UK between 1969 and 1972, sold for £9,500 at Liverpool’s 33rd annual Beatles convention in 2010.
Lennon offered the blue and white bowl to builder John Hancock, instructing him to “use it as a plant pot”.
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