The kitchen table once belonging to late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis has landed on eBay. There is a 100 pound reserve price, which equals roughly $160. The table was Curtis’ when he lived at 77 Barton St. in Macclesfield, England, before he took his own life in 1980.
“Clearly this table is a unique item and I have put a reserve on the Table which I think reflects its true worth,” writes the seller, toys_and_collectables_2005. “If it doesn’t sell I will merely keep it.”
The listing explains that the table was sold along with the house at 77 Barton Street, Macclesfield, following Curtis’ suicide in 1980. The table, a prop version of which is pictured in the biopic Control, was a fixture in the room in which Curtis took his life.
The seller goes on to say that Debbie Curtis sold the house and much of its contents to a neighbour, Dorothy Smith, who operated the property as a bed and breakfast until 1996, when Smith’s daughter, Vicky Morgan, took up residency. It was Morgan who sold the table to the seller in 2005, after the makers of Control and Curtis’ daughter Natalie both declined the offer of owning it.
The seller will accept international offers, but the buyer “must arrange packing etc and cost themselves as I can’t be arsed.”
It comes with some certificates of authenticity and other documents, some of which you can see below…