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Bidders have until Aug. 8 to secure up to 40 lots, but anyone hoping to own a prestigious piece of embassy history may be disappointed.
Items on sale include plastic stacking chairs, broken vacuum cleaners, a scratched coffee table … and 1,200 toilet rolls.
The unusual clear out follows the diplomats’ departure from their old building, a modernist 1950s block in Mayfair.
The switch was lamented by President Donald Trump, who blamed the Obama administration for selling the old building for "peanuts." (The relocation was initiated under the George W. Bush administration in early 2008 amid wider security concerns after terror attacks such as the 1998 embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya.)