When your favourite series ends, typically the denial kicks in first, followed by several other stages of grief and withdrawal. But I’ve came across something that might be able to help victims suffering from television show withdrawal to deal with their nostalgia. Enter Screenbid, an online auction house, but not just any auction house– Hollywood’s auction house. They’ve hosted the official prop auctions for shows like Breaking Bad, Californication, True Blood, Broadwalk Empire, Sons of Anarchy, Justified and most recently, MadMen.
My main reason for posting is to make sure you bookmark Screenbid to stay in the loop for future auctions, but I thought I’d also pick out some of the grooviest props that went up for auction from the MadMen set this August…
1. Don Draper’s 1965 Cadillac
Don had mixed feeling about buying that Cadillac, but eventually went through with the purchase. Here we have the actual Coupe DeVille owned and driven by Don Draper.
Sold for $39,500.
2. Don Draper’s Typewriter
In the first half of season seven, you could spot this (working) Smith-Corona Coronet Automatic 12 electric typewriter at the home office of Don Draper.
Sold for $9,000.
3. A MadMen Conference Room Chair
Sold for $850
4. Pete’s Engine Room Telegraph
This vintage, brass ship engine room telegraph comes from A. Robinson & Co. and could be found in the office of Pete Campbell in “Mad Men.”
Sold for $1,300
5. Sally’s Resin Sunflower Table
This pretty little table has a yellow plant pot as a base with the glass table itself showing a sunflower. This belonged to Sally and was found in her room at Don’s apartment.
Sold for $375
6. MadMen Entertainment Systems
This mini (working) Sony TV (model 5-303W comes in its original box with all its original accessories, and was found in the office of Sterling Cooper.
Sold for $400
Don’s Remote Control. This vintage RCA Victor made the rounds in “Mad Men,” used by Don in the eighth episode of the final season, by Joan in the tenth episode of the final season, and by Harry and Megan at different points in the series’ run.
Sold for $1,600
Peggy’s Record Player. This awesome piece of engineering is a General Electric 300 record player, with two fold-out speakers. It belonged to Peggy, and she left what she played last on the spindle: “High Hopes” by Frank Sinatra.
7. Hershey’s Campaign Packet
Want to know the books for Sterling, Cooper and Partners? Want some insight into the Hershey empire? The Hershey’s campaign packet from the final episode of season six.
Sold for $1,400
8. MadMen Bar Accessories
Joan’s glass and metal bar cart, sold for $1,300
Don’s dining room bar kit, sold for $3,600
9. From the Madmen Office Supplies
10. Don Draper’s Shoes
The lucky bidder no longer has to wonder what it’s like to be in Don Draper’s shoes.
Sold for $3,300.
Browse the full auction catalogue here.