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Last Garcia items up for sale
Jerry Garcia
Jerry Garcia memorabilia is snapped up by fans
Late Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia's kitchen sink is to go up for auction as part of a sale of the remaining contents of his former home.

David Koltys - who bought the house in 1997 - sold the toilet and other fixtures last year.

The final clearout will also include a whirlpool and stereo speakers, to be sold on eBay from 12-19 August.

Singer-guitarist Garcia died in 1995 of a heart attack, aged 53, while staying in a drug treatment centre.

After Mr Koltys bought the house in Marin County, California, from the musician's estate he put the fixtures in storage before renovating and reselling it.

The toilet was sold for $2,500 (1,232). As with the first sale, proceeds from this latest auction will go towards the Sophia Foundation charity.

Earlier this year an auction of memorabilia from 1960s rockers the Grateful Dead made more than $1.1m (542,000).

A cream 1975 Travis Bean electric guitar, which belonged to Garcia, sold for $312,000 (154,000).

One of Garcia's guitar straps made $20,400 (10,000) and fans also bought art work and instrument accessories.

The collection was owned by the band's former road manager Lawrence Shurtliff, who died last year.


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