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Auctioneer Thomas Jenner-Fust of Chorley’s Auctioneers in Gloucestershire, England, called the toilet roll “very niche”. (Chorley's/File)
A World War II-era roll of toilet paper has been sold at auction for £160 (US$207). The item was found in a barn in Herefordshire, England and is thought to have been produced in the late 1930s. A caricature of the Third Reich is printed on each sheet.
Auctioneer Thomas Jenner-Fust of Chorley’s Auctioneers in Gloucestershire called the toilet roll “very niche”. The roll fetched a price of £160 (US$207), which when totaled with buyers premium became £198, reported the BBC.
"It's not complete. There are about 20 sheets, and the end sheet has a tear mark across it,” he said.
The family of the house where the roll was found had no idea where it came from.
The family of the house where the item was found had no idea where it came from. (Chorley's/File)
One square of toilet paper showed a picture of Hitler with the caption: “Now I’m brownshirt all over.”
Another read, “’We want closer relations with Britain.’ Don’t worry, you’re just about to get them.”
At almost US$13 per sheet, the roll might be one of world’s most expensive toilet papers, placing it above Japanese brand Hanebisho, which sells for £11 per roll.
“You could say we were flushed with success,” Jenner-Fust said. (vel/kes)
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