Flush Away Your Money on a Nazi-era Toilet Paper Roll

Toilet paper issued for the German Wehrmacht during World War II to go on sale in Ireland for only 120 euros.

The Edelweiss-branded toilet paper will be auctioned alongside other World War II-era memorabilia such as army helmets, daggers and ski goggles.
Screenshot, Whyte's Irish Art & Collectables Auctioneers via the BBC

Bidders at an Irish auction house's upcoming sale next week will be able to compete for ownership of a rather mundane item – toilet paper. But one issued for the German Wehrmacht during World War II.

Valued at a price of 80-120 euros (about $90-135), the loo roll is unopened and in "remarkably unused condition," according to Whyte's Auctioneers, as quoted by the BBC.

The Edelweiss-branded toilet paper will be auctioned alongside other World War II-era memorabilia such as army helmets, daggers and ski goggles.

"It is fascinating that someone in 1945 would say: 'We will put that toilet paper aside because someone will find that interesting in the future,' the BBC quoted Stuart Purcell, Whyte's head of collectibles, as saying. "You would have thought it would have been used during the war."