Wouldn’t an 11-foot hunk of Oceanic Flight 815 wreckage look good in the front yard? How about the Pearl Station hatch cover as an objet d’art for the living room?
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Those items and a slew of other iconic props, costumes, set pieces and memorabilia from “Lost” will be up for grabs this weekend at a two-day auction staged at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar by auction house Profiles in History.
The sale, encompassing more than 1,000 lots, is expected to generate more than $1 million. Some of the proceeds will be donated to Hawaii-based charities in recognition of the show’s six-season tenure of lensing in the Aloha State.
TV-related auctions are nothing new, but the scope of the “Lost” auction is much bigger than usual, according to Profiles in History prexy Joe Maddalena (who warmed up his sales pitch by promising it will be a “once-in-a-lifetime” event).
Of course, few shows have generated the kind of fervent following that “Lost” engendered. Fans and collectors from 33 countries have registered for the sale. Bidding begins at 1 p.m. PT on Saturday and Sunday, and can be done in person, by phone, fax or Internet.
Losties who are not so well-heeled will be able to view the collection at Barker Hangar for a $42 admission fee. (But don’t expect to mingle with exec producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, who will not be in attendance.)
Among the big-ticket items, the blue Volkswagen bus known on the show as the “Dharma van” is expected to fetch between $8,000-$12,000. The red Camaro driven by Jorge Garcia’s Hurley character is estimated at $15,000-$25,000. The 11-foot piece of airline wreckage (complete with Oceanic’s circular logo) is priced at $3,000-$5,000 to start.
A number of items on the block are things that were only seen in passing on the show, such as Jack Shephard’s passport and the customs declaration for his father’s coffin ($200-$300) and the letter that young Sawyer wrote to the con man that tormented his parents ($400-$600).
A 12-pack of Dharma beer will go for at least $200-$300. The wooden crib Locke built for baby Aaron will fetch $400-$600. And the fateful time-shifting donkey wheel will set you back a minimum of $600-$800.