THE Isle of Wight's famous monolith could be yours — if you successfully bid at auction on ebay.

The monolith made headlines around the world after it appeared on Compton Beach on Sunday.

However it ended up being loaded onto a National Trust truck today (Friday), ready to be disposed of.

That would have been the end of the story, but ebay seller "steamwor_28" managed to save it.

He explained on ebay: "This is not stolen. I will explain how I came to obtain this.

"I was returning home from a job, we were going to pass Compton car park so we thought we would take a look at the famous monolith.

"Unfortunately the monolith was in a sorry state and being loaded onto the back of a National Trust pick-up truck.

"I made am offer to purchase the monolith direct from the National Trust staff in the form of a cash donation.

"The monolith is in a very sorry state. There are cracks and chips to the glass and the timber plinth that the item sat on is missing but could easily be rebuilt.

"Aside from said plinth it could easily be rebuilt and would be an awesome piece to own. You 100 per cent will not find another one — this is the real deal Isle of Wight monolith."

Isle of Wight County Press:

Artist Tom Dunford created the structure.

It is available for collection only.

He entitled the sale: "Authentic Isle Of Wight Monolith As Seen On Tv And Social Media."

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Bidding is currently at £32, as of 8pm on Friday.