‘Mad Men’ Auction Will Let You Take Home Don Draper’s Wallet, Peggy Olson’s Typewriter

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by Lamarco McClendon

More than 1,500 official props and memorabilia used on the set of AMC’s “Mad Men” will be available for auction beginning June 1 to commemorate the 1-year anniversary of the series finale.

Ellen Freund, the award-winning property master who curated the items, teamed with Hollywood’s leading collectible auction site Screenbid to make the opportunity possible. Fans will be able to place a bid for such items as Don Draper’s (Jon Hamm) bar cart dressing and wallet, Peggy Olson’s (Elisabeth Moss) moving banker box and SC&P typewriter, and Joan Harris’ (Christina Hendricks) office ice bucket and tumbler set.

“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 Freund. “With this auction, it’s exciting to give fans a chance to take home a piece of American and television history.”

Other props available for auction include  Ted Chaough’s globe bar cart,  Don and Megan’s clear glass ice bucket and scotch glasses set, Roger Sterling’s Ray-Ban sunglasses and the SC&P Kodak projector complete with stand and reels.

Dozens of items in the auction were featured in the “Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men” exhibit at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image in 2015 and at Modernism Week 2016 in Palm Springs.

“Mad Men” auction items will be available for bidding on ScreenBid.com on Wednesday, June 1. Lots will begin closing on Monday, June 13 and conclude on Wednesday, June 15. Hundreds of items will close on Monday, June 13 so they can be shipped to arrive in time for Father’s Day.

“Mad Men,” which followed the professional and personal lives of Madison Avenue advertising men and women during the 1960s, is one of the most honored series in television history, winning three Golden Globe awards for best drama and four Emmy awards for outstanding drama series. It tied the all-time record for Emmy wins in the category.

The series was written by Matthew Weiner and ended its run in the spring of 2015.

How to Own a Piece of ‘Mad Men’

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The New York Times Reported | MAY 22, 2016 (VIEW ARTICLE) By MICHAEL CIEPLY

Jeffrey A. Dash in his Culver City, Calif., office, surrounded by props from an upcoming “Mad Men” auction. Credit Photographs by Coley Brown for The New York Times; “Mad Men” stills from AMC

CULVER CITY, Calif. — Jeffrey A. Dash, chief executive of ScreenBid.com, has cooler stuff in his office than you do, including tangerine-dream, midcentury modern chairs from the set of “Mad Men.”

And a lot of it goes on sale June 1. Since 2013, when it auctioned props used on “Breaking Bad,” ScreenBid has helped producers sell paraphernalia from about a dozen shows, including “Sons of Anarchy,” and, most recently, “Empire.”

This time around, Lionsgate Television, a producer of “Mad Men,” is looking to duplicate the success of earlier sales, which have transformed props from an expense into a profit center.

“It’s not a clean-out,” Mr. Dash said recently as he lounged on the chair,looking almost as masterful as Don Draper, and framed by Mr. Draper’s office liquor tray, and a 13-channel — plus UHF — General Electric television that belonged to Mr. Draper’s clever understudy, Peggy Olson.

ScreenBid, which last year offered about 1,400 mostly small props and wardrobe pieces from AMC’s seven-season run of “Mad Men,” is getting down to the gold: At least another 1,500 props, many of which had been tied up in displays at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York and atModernism Week in Palm Springs, Calif., will be on offer.

Bill Block, ScreenBid’s chairman, said props typically sold for around twice their cost, “but sometimes, it’s crazy.” Walter White’s $5 copy of “Leaves of Grass,” for example, fetched more than $65,000 in the “Breaking Bad” auction.

Starting on Monday, potential buyers can preview “Mad Men” items like these by checking the ScreenBid website. Think of it as a chance to live as well as Mr. Dash, if not Mr. Draper.
Pete's Caddy

Pete’s Caddy
Martini, anyone?

Possibly the world’s best drinks caddy. In the show, it belonged to the ambitious account executive Pete Campbell, who sparred with Don Draper and seduced Peggy Olson. The caddy is waist-high, about two feet in diameter, and concealed in an antique globe. What looks to be an old galleon splashes about on the outside. Inside are meticulously designed bottles that mimic liquors of the pre-hippie ’60s, including Old San Francisco Brandy and, of course, that staple of the workhorse martini, Seagram’s Gin.

Megan's Shoes

Megan’s Shoes
Fancy a pair of lavender mules?

Megan Draper’s shoe cabinet is from her Laurel Canyon period. The real sell here is not the nook, but what’s inside, especially if you happen to wear a size 7B, give or take. The flamingo-pink spike heels would probably be suitable for dinner at Chasen’s, if it still existed. As for those lavender mules with plastic violet clusters, they might be best kept at home.

Peggy’s Typewriter

Peggy’s Typewriter
From secretary to copywriter.

For old-school tech buffs, a selection of old typewriters, along with cases, may appeal. These include assorted manuals, early electric models and Madison Avenue’s early brush with technology: the IBM Selectric, beloved by the office secretarial pool. But bidders beware. You might find yourselves competing with Tom Hanks, a typewriter enthusiast who is known to keep an eye on such sales.

Don Draper's 1964 Chrysler Imperial

Don’s Convertible
Top down, no seatbelt in sight.

That dark Roman red 1964 Imperial Crown Chrysler convertible, from Season 4, Episode 3. Don Draper drives it on a visit to California, as only he can, but as you shouldn’t: top down, one hand on the wheel, no seatbelt in sight. If he flew in, the car must have been a rental. But producers, Mr. Dash notes, increasingly buy rather than rent vehicles, in order to sell them at a markup in prop auctions. According to ScreenBid’s notes, this Imperial Crown is one of only 922 ever built. It has power steering, brakes, windows and antenna, plus a 727 TorqueFlite push-button automatic transmission. And, if you’re lucky, a few flicks of cigarette ash from the incorrigible Mr. Draper.

Own a Piece of History With "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Audience Chair Auction

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Oprah.com Reported | 05/02/2016 (ARTICLE)

Bidding Begins Thursday, May 5 at 3pm/ET via ScreenBid at oprah.screenbid.com

Proceeds Benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation

Oprah Winfrey
Courtesy of Harpo, Inc. / George Burns

LOS ANGELES — Viewers have the opportunity to own their very own piece of the iconic “The Oprah Winfrey Show” when, beginning Thursday, May 5 at 3:00 p.m. ET, a select number of studio audience chairs will be available for auction with net proceeds going to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation. A commemorative plaque adorns the flooring of each of the 246 lots, largely single-seat, with several two and three-seat configurations available as well. The official audience chairs from the award-winning talk show can be previewed online at oprah.screenbid.com. Bidding will begin to close on Thursday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m. ET. The charity auction is open to international bidding.

The auction celebrates the 5th anniversary of the final telecast of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” which entertained, enlightened and uplifted millions of viewers for 25 years as the highest-rated talk show in television history, reaching more than 40 million viewers a week in the United States and in 150 countries around the world. The show held its final episode on May 25, 2011 at Harpo Studios in Chicago in front of a live studio audience as Oprah Winfrey signed off from her talk show for the final time.

To commemorate the occasion, Oprah.com and WhereAreTheyNow.buzz will celebrate the anniversary with programming online throughout May, including unforgettable show moments, follow-ups with your favorite guests and never-before-seen footage.

Net proceeds from the charity auction will benefit the Oprah Winfrey’s Leadership Academy Foundation, which supports the Oprah Winfrey’s Leadership Academy For Girls in South Africa and graduates as they continue their education. This October, the Academy will celebrate its sixth graduating class. Winfrey established the school in 2007 to provide education for academically gifted girls from disadvantaged backgrounds. Graduates of the school have continued on to higher education both in South Africa and at colleges and universities around the world.

About ScreenBid:

ScreenBid is the world’s best source for certified authentic, screen-used Hollywood memorabilia and collectibles. The Company has hosted the official props and memorabilia auctions for such hit shows as Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Psych, Californication, Sons of Anarchy, Boardwalk Empire, True Blood, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Justified. By making the best props, wardrobe pieces and set decoration from the big and small screens available for purchase, ScreenBid offers fans a new way to connect with their favorite movies and TV shows. Because ScreenBid partners directly with Hollywood studios and networks, authenticity is always guaranteed. Founded in 2013, ScreenBid is a privately-held company based in Culver City, California. For more information visit http://www.screenbid.com.

Bid to own a piece of ‘CSI’

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Props from 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' are coming up for auction

Yahoo News Reported April 11, 2016 (Article) by AFP Relax News

Props from ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ are coming up for auction

Good news for anyone still in mourning over the end of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, as 600 of the show’s props, garments and set decorations, including clothes worn by the cast, are being auctioned off.

Hosted by ScreenBid, the online auction is set to run from April 15-22 and the lots expected to get fans’ most excited include Gil Grissom’s briefcase, Sara Sidle’s lab coat and Nick Stokes’s motorbike boots.

Once hailed as visionary and mould-breaking, “CSI: Crime Screen Investigation” ran for 15 seasons and over 300 episodes, spawning three spin-off series in the process before finally coming to an end in September 2015.


Find Out How You Can Own a Piece of Under the Dome

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TV Guide Reported | Nov 23, 2015 3:57 PM: (READ ARTICLE) by Liz Raftery

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Is your holiday shopping at a standstill because you can’t find the perfect gift for the Under the Dome fan in your life? Here’s your chance.

ScreenBid and Under the Dome are partnering up to host an auction that will feature more than 500 pieces of memorabilia from the show, which was recently canceled by CBS. The items will include wardrobe pieces, set decorations and props that were actually used in the series – from rubber asphalt from the dome’s edge to Barbie’s (Mike Vogel) dog tag.

The auction will kick off on Cyber Monday, Nov. 30. Fans can preview some of the items beforehand on the bidding site.

(Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.)

Want a Raylan Givens Prop From Justified? Here’s How to Score One

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TV Insider Reported: VIEW ARTICLE

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Fans who miss the FX series Justified can now collect more than just the DVDs—like something worn by Tim Olyphant’s Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, or even a U.S. Marshals mug.

Sony Pictures Television will be providing about 300 of the show’s props, wardrobe pieces and set decorations to ScreenBid.com to auction off. Studios provide authentic collectibles exclusively to ScreenBid.com, which has also auctioned off memorabilia from other finished series such as Mad Men, Breaking Bad, True BloodSons of Anarchy, and Boardwalk Empire.

Some of the notable production items being auctioned off include:

  • Wardrobe from leader characters, including Raylan Givens, Boyd Crowder, Ava Crowder
  • Avery Markham’s bloody dinner jacket
  • Limehouse’s denim long jacket
  • Boyd, Ava and Dickie’s prison jumpsuits
  • Judge Reardon’s yellow briefs
  • U.S. Marshals Office mugs, wall plaques
  • Crowder Bar accessories, which includes bottles and glasses
  • Harlan Mine buckets, helmets, lanterns, tin cups and vintage photos
  • Rubber frying pan and other props from Ava’s kitchen
  • Pilot and finale scripts, signed by Timothy Olyphant
  • Complete series Blu-ray boxset (a collector’s edition with a limited edition flask), also signed by Olyphant

The auction preview starts today, Tuesday, October 13. Visit ScreenBid.com to see everything that’s available.

Bidding officially begins on Friday, October 16 until Thursday, October 22.

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