Skip to main content

Up for auction: Bob Dylan's childhood bathroom sink

It's being sold on Ebay by the owners of the former Zimmy's Restaurant.

As unusual pieces of musical history go, this has got to be up near the top of the list.

The bathroom sink that you see in the picture above is the same sink that a young Robert Zimmerman would use to wash his hands and face as a young lad in Hibbing, Minnesota.

Master Zimmerman would go on to become better known, of course, as Bob Dylan, which is why this piece of porcelain is being offered on Ebay with a reserve price of an eye-watering $4,000.

It's being sold by the owners of the former Zimmy's Restaurant in Dylan's hometown, which dubbed itself the "unofficial Bob Dylan Museum" throughout the 28 years it was in operation before closing in 2013.

Now former co-owner Linda Stroback is selling more than 30 pieces of memorabilia Zimmy's accumulated over the years, most of it Dylan-related, alongside a selection of historical Iron Range items.

But it's the sink that is fetching top price. It was acquired by Zimmy's from Angel and Terry Marolt, the former owners of Dylan's childhood home on 25th & 7th Street in Hibbing.

Sign up: Subscribe to our daily newsletters

The sink was removed in the late '60s/early '70s when the Marolts remodeled and stored it in their back yard for several years.

"We found this sink with its original faucet handles still intact and with the marks where a water glass was placed, time and time again," Stroback writes on Ebay.

"It is all original, except, for a small front portion of the sink that has been professionally restored. The sink was used by Bobby and David Zimmerman [Bob's brother] in their upstairs bathroom quite frequently."

The sink comes with a letter of provenance from Angel Marolt, with Stroback saying it needs to find the "right collector/individual who understands the importance of it."

Next Up

Trevor Scott May

Driver ejected in fatal Roseville crash identified as 30-year-old

The crash temporarily shutdown westbound Highway 36.

ambulance

1 dead, 2 injured in crash at intersection in Ramsey

The crash happened at the intersection of Bunker Lake Blvd. and Sunfish Lake Blvd.

Tettegouche State Park bridge

Trails reopen as waters subside, but bridges damaged at Tettegouche State Park

Water levels on the river have dropped about six to eight feet since Friday.

Keith Harvell

Body pulled from Mississippi River ID'd as missing Elk River man

Keith Harvell had been missing since early last month.

900 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota - July 2021

2 victims identified in double-fatal north Minneapolis shooting

A 21-year-old man and a 51-year-old man were identified as the people who died at the scene this past weekend.

Proctor football

Former Proctor HS football player pleads guilty to sexual assault of teammate

The case will also remain in juvenile court, with conditions.

Doug Wardlow

Doug Wardlow reneges on promise, will challenge GOP's AG candidate in primary

Wardlow's announcement sparked swift criticism from the MN GOP and the party-endorsed candidate, Jim Schultz.

Flickr - welcome to minnesota sign - Tony Webster

US News '150 Best Places to Live' features 1 from MN, 3 from WI

The latest US News list is for the most populous metro areas only, so no small towns.

tornado

7 tornadoes touched down last week in western MN, ND

Two of the seven were EF-2 level tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, May 17

72 hours of case data reported over the weekend is included in Tuesday updates.

Related

Bob dylan

Why an old 'Greatest Singers' list got people mad about Bob Dylan

The Rolling Stone list from 2008 is trending after being re-shared on Twitter.

Bob dylan

Duluth, Hibbing to celebrate Bob Dylan's 80th birthday with year of events

The St. Louis County Board is expected to proclaim it the "Year of Dylan."

Bob dylan

Bob Dylan's new tour includes a stop in Mankato

There'll be no return to the Twin Cities this time around for the Minnesota music legend.

Bob dylan

Watch: Bob Dylan scolds fans, then trips on stage

The Minnesota native rarely addresses fans directly.

You can celebrate Bob Dylan all week long in Duluth

It's a week-long birthday celebration for Bob.