Craving ‘Grimm’ props and collectibles? The official auction starts after the finale

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By: Kristi Turnquist
Are you mourning the end of “Grimm”? Will your life be incomplete without the chance to bid on Nick’s (David Giuntoli) spiked mace and chain, from the Grimm weapons closet? Or Hank’s super soaker? How about Nick’s Oregon driver’s license?

Dry those tears and reach for your credit card, because the official auction of “Grimm” props and collectibles begins online after the “filmed-in-Portland Grimm” series finale airs on Friday, March 31. (Actually, it starts early for those of us on the West Coast; the auction begins at 7 p.m. PT, while viewers here in Portland won’t see the “Grimm” finale until 8 p.m.)

Yes, hundreds of “Grimm” fans lined up and waited in the rain at a recent sale of “Grimm” costumes and props, held in a Northwest Portland warehouse earlier this month. But the really good stuff was held back for this online auction, conducted by ScreenBid.

The online auction features items used by or associated with the show’s main characters, including the mysterious “Treasure of the Knights Templar stick” (starting bid is $75), Monroe’s modern floor clock (starting bid $25) and a mortar and pestle set from Rosalee’s Exotic Spice & Tea Shop (starting bid $25.)

There are also costumes worn by the characters, furniture, the weapons cabinet from Aunt Marie’s trailer, Captain Renard’s (Sasha Roiz) office desk name plate (starting bid $50), and Nick’s Portland Police ID badge (starting bid $75.)

The online auction begins at 7 p.m. PT and is scheduled to continue until 11 p.m. PT on April 6. For details on how to participate, visit the ScreenBid website and the FAQ section.

Note To Oscar Host Jimmy Kimmel: Johnny Carson’s Suit Patterns Are Up For Sale

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Deadline Hollywood Reported December 5, 2016 8:10pm (VIEW ARTICLE)

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Barry White’s suit patterns? Rhett and Scarlett’s baby cradle? Gene Siskel’s critic’s chair? If Hollywood’s crazy aunt decided to clean out her attic, the pile on her Beverly Hills lawn might look like the 60 or so peculiar lots put up for sale by on Monday night.

“We have a strange auction here, lots of things come our way,” Screenbid chief executive Jeffrey Dash said during an interview at his Culver City warehouse headquarters a few hours before the action began at 8 p.m. The online movie and television prop-seller, noted Dash, has normally conducted themed auctions, like its occasional Mad Men-oriented blow-outs. But this time, the service is experimenting with what might become an annual event—a kind of high-end yard sale offering some of the more intriguing items from various networks, studios and other owners.

The Gone With The Wind baby cradle, that Gothic affair with a canopy suspended from a bird’s beak, turned up at the Omega prop house. “We had it authenticated,” assures Dash. For those obsessed with Warner artifacts, there’s also a set of streetcar-shaped seating cards from a Jack Warner dinner party for A Streetcar Named Desire: Laurence Olivier, Danny Kaye and Vivien Leigh were among the guests.

The Siskel estate is selling the chair and other artifacts. If you’re crazy about chairs, you might want to bid on the beige leather psychiatrist’s chairs from Monk.

But those suit patterns are really something to think about. They come from the Beverly Hills tailor Certo, who dressed the stars, including White, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Johnny Carson (shown above at the 1980 Academy Awards). His suit patterns for all the above, complete with indecipherable Italian scratchings, are now up for grabs. And Jimmy Kimmel, the newly named Oscar host, should take note: Those appear to include blueprints Certo used in dressing Carson for his highly successful stints as the Academy Awards emcee.

Now You Can Own Don Draper’s Convertible

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TIME Reported May 25, 2016 (VIEW ARTICLE)

From left: John Slattery, Jon Hamm and Rich Sommer in Mad Men.
AMCFrom left: John Slattery, Jon Hamm and Rich Sommer in Mad Men.

Mad Men is headed to auction

For those still mourning Mad Men‘s end, take comfort in knowing that you can relive thedapper (and debaucherous) timesof Sterling Cooper & Partners with your own piece of the meticulously era-accurate Mad Men set.

The show’s producers will beauctioning off nearly 1,500 props and wardrobe pieces starting June 1, in honor of the one year anniversary of the show’s finale. Available Mad Men memorabilia includes Pete Campbell’s globe-

shaped bar cart, Peggy Olson’s typewriter, Roger Sterling’s Ray-Ban sunglasses and Don Draper’s convertible.

How much will these treasures fetch at auction? It’s not certain, but if theBreaking Bad auction is any indication (a $5 copy of Walter White’s paperback “Leaves of Grass,” sold for $65,000), then we’re sure that the Mad Men memorabilia will do just fine.

Mad Men auction to feature 1,500 items — including Don’s convertible

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Entertainment Weekly Reported: Posted May 23 2016(VIEW ARTICLE) BY DAN SNIERSON

For seven seasons of Mad Men, everyone wanted a piece of Don Draper. Now comes the chance to actually own one.

Just over a year after the Emmy-winning, critically admired Madison Avenue-set retro drama exited the air, Screenbid and the show’s producer, Lionsgate, will host an auction that features more than 1,500 items from the show, all curated by the show’s property master Ellen Freund. Some of the items have been displayed in the “Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men” exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York and at Modernism Week 2016 in Palm Springs.

Last year, some 1,400 props were auctioned off, including Don’s Cadillac, one of his suits, and a fondue pot. This year’s batch — a collection of props, wardrobe items, and vintage memorabilia — includes Don’s 1964 Chrysler Imperial convertible, the orange guest chairs in his office, Peggy’s moving banker box, her typewriter, Pete’s globe bar cart, Roger’s Ray-Ban sunglasses, Stan’s notepad (complete with sketches) and, sure, Trudy’s A&P groceries.

The auction, which will begin June 1, can be previewed at

Don Draper’s Wallet, Peggy’s Typewriter for Sale in ‘Mad Men’ Auction

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Reported by: Rolling Stone May 23, 2016 (FULL ARTICLE) BY RYAN REEDJoan Harris’ office ice bucket, Roger Sterling’s Ray-Ban sunglasses also featured in ScreenBid’s online sale.
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Don Draper’s wallet and Peggy Olson’s typewriter highlight an upcoming ‘Mad Men’ auction. Doug Hyun/AMC

Don Draper’s wallet may be the most exclusive item for sale this Father’s Day. It’s one of the big ticket items on the auction block this spring. Lionsgate is auctioning off more than 1,500 items from the AMC drama Mad Men including Peggy Olson’s SC&P typewriter, Joan Harris’ office ice bucket and tumbler set and Roger Sterling’s Ray-Ban sunglasses. ScreenBid’s online sale begins June 1st.

“Every item that appeared on Mad Men was chosen with painstaking care to be both historically accurate for the time period and to help tell the characters’ stories through the objects around them,” said Mad Menprop master Ellen Freund who curated the collection. Many of the items were previously featured in the Matthew Weiner’s Mad Menexhibit, held last year at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image and at Modernism Week 2016 in Palm Springs, California.

Other items in the sale include Peggy’s moving banker box, Pete Campbell’s globe car cart, Don and Megan Draper’s set of scotch glasses (with clear glass ice bucket) and the SC&P projector with stand and reels. Fans can preview select items at the auction website.


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