Frank Sinatra’s $30,000 golden toilets auctioned off in Atlantic

WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:

  • Items from Frank Sinatra’s “Chairman Suite” in Atlantic City were auctioned off on Sunday, giving the public a chance at living like a king.
  • S&S Auction in Swedesboro, New Jersey recently bought the contents of late singer’s executive suite at the former Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City.
  • The chairman of the board’s three gold-topped toilets from his “Chairman’s Suite” at the Golden Nugget hotel in Atlantic City went up for auction Sunday —sold for $4,250, then $3,500 and $3,750.

Three gold-topped toilets from Frank Sinatra’s “Chairman’s Suite” at the Golden Nugget hotel in Atlantic City went up for auction on Sunday.

The lavish Italian marble-and-gold loos, made by the New York City-based Sherle Wagner International, were among a collection of Sinatra belongings up for grabs by SS Auction Inc. in Swedesboro.

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Items up for auction include furniture, lamps, artwork and antique clocks from one of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ homes away from home.

With an estimated value that would have cost as much as $30,000 when new, the fancy commodes were expected to go at a bargain price by comparison: up to $4,000.

Estimated to have cost up to $30,000 when new, the fancy commodes were expected to go at a bargain price by comparison — up to $4,000. One did better than that, selling for $4,250. The two went for $3,500 and $3,750.

A fourth Sinatra toilet, sans the gold lid, sold for a relatively paltry $1,800.

The auction house warned interested bidders that while the toilets’ marble is in good condition, their golden seats have lost some of their luster.

But “people know they’re something special,” said Sonnie Basen, the auction house’s vice president.

Also among the 197 sale items once used by the Chairman of the Board were a Yamaha baby grand piano, which went for $7,000, a Ferdinand and Berthoud Longcase clock that sold for $13,000 and a signed Enid Yandell fountain signed by the noted American sculptor that netted $33,000.

There were also plenty of items available for bargain-hunting Sinatra fans, including two white ottomans that sold for a total of $50.

 

Source: New York Post

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