A roll of toilet paper the Beatles refused to use is up for auction.

The toilet roll has a starting price of 40,000 on eBay.

The Beatles reportedly neglected the toilet roll during sessions at London studio Abbey Road because it was "too hard and shiny" and were disgusted that each sheet had 'EMI LTD' stamped on it.

The toilet paper has been kept in a glass box and is being sold on eBay after initially being auctioned at an Abbey Road sale in October 1980 reports Femalefirst.co.uk.

The item comes with a note written by former manager Ken Townsend, which reads: "Most things went very smoothly with The Beatles at Abbey Road - but not this roll of toilet paper which they complained was too hard and shiny