Bill Wyman auction breaks record for world’s most expensive toilet seat
Former Rolling Stones man Bill Wyman held a charity auction in aid of The Prince’s Trust, Macmillan Cancer Support and the Central Caribbean Marine Institute over the weekend which saw a new auction record for the highest-selling toilet seat.
A collector spent a staggering $1,152 for a yellow Rolling Stones’ tongue logo toilet seat cover during an auction of bassist Bill Wyman’s archival belongings. However, that was far from the highest-selling item that sold over the course of the auction, a collection which raised an incredible amount of money for three important causes to the bassist.
His 1969 Fender Mustang Bass with a Competition Orange finish, which was designed by Leo Fender before he left the company, fetched a more than impressive $384,000, the highest a bass guitar has ever sold for. Whereas, Wyman’s 1962 VOX AC30 Normal model amplifier took home a record-breaking $106,250 which was the most expensive amp ever sold at an auction.
However, the highest-selling item at the three-day event was a 1968 Gibson Les Paul Standard Model Gold Top guitar and case, which Brian Jones used during the famous Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus concert show in 1968. It sold for $704,000, over three times more than its projected sale of $200,000.