Adolf Hitler's toilet seat is going up for auction with the winning bid expected to be around £15,000.
An American soldier snatched the bizarre item from the Nazi dictator's private bathroom at the Berghof, his holiday home in the Bavarian Alps.
Sergeant Ragnvald Borch looted the toilet seat after senior officers told troops to "get what you want" from the property – already badly damaged by Allied bombing towards the end of the Second World War.
Walking out of the bathroom with his Berghof memorabilia, Borch was asked by another soldier why he was carrying a toilet seat, to which he replied: "Where do you think Hitler put his ass?"
After claiming it for his own, the sergeant had it shipped back to his family home in New Jersey, US where on his return, Borch proudly mounted it on display in his basement.
His family has decided to cash in on the toilet seat at an auction in Chesapeake City, Maryland, next week, Mail Online reports.
A guide price of £10,000-£15,000 has been placed on the item.
Bill Panagopulos of Alexander Auctions said it was "guaranteed to be one of the most eye-catching items one could ever add to a collection of World War Two relics".
He added: "This was from Hitler’s personal bathroom, from as close to a 'throne' as the dictator would ever get.
"One can scarcely imagine the plotting the tyrant undertook while contemplating the world from atop this perch."
Bill Wyman's former toilet seat cover currently hold the record for the most expensive bit of furniture of its type, sold at auction.
A staggering £850 was paid last year for a 1975 toilet seat cover sporting a Rolling Stones tongue logo, belonging to the legendary bassist.
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