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Posted at 1:28 PM ET, 08/19/2010

10 'Lost' auction items that will really tie the whole room together

By Jen Chaney

"Lost" fans who have long dreamed of owning John Locke's compass or a box of Dharma wine could finally find fulfillment this weekend, courtesy of the "Lost" auction.

As serious Oceanic 815ers already know, Profiles in History is hosting a "Lost" auction Saturday and Sunday in Santa Monica, Calif., where 1,100 items from the series -- costumes! props! Hurley's Camaro! -- will be sold to bidders who name their price in-person, via telephone or online. (I got a sneak peek at some of them back in May, at an exhibit in New York.)

Joe Maddalena, president of the auction house, says interested buyers are coming to California from as far away as Italy and France; one couple is driving all the way from Pennsylvania for the privilege of, perhaps, owning one of Benjamin Linus's passports.

"This is the most interest we've ever had in an auction," says Maddalena, who started Profiles in History in 1985 and calls himself a huge "Lost" fan. "We did a 'Star Trek' one in 2001 and 1500 people bid, but this will probably have 2500 bidders."

Those interested in participating need to pre-register; more information about the process can be found on the "Lost" auction page. For those who can't make it to the event, Maddalena says the best alternative is participating by telephone, where an operator contacts individuals directly when a lot they have expressed interest in is about to open to bidding. (Take note that the registration form for phone bidding is due today by 5 p.m. PST.)

But the real question is ... what to bid on? There are so many Hurley-related items, it's impossible to choose. Allow me to provide some assistance. I have perused the catalogue -- in which most items start in the $200 to $300 range, but a few (like the aforementioned Camaro) creep into the thousands-of-dollars arena -- and chosen 10 items that will add a desirably "Lost"-ian feel to your home decor, while simultaneously impressing and/or totally freaking out anyone who comes over for a dinner party.

Sawyer's beach camp chair


(Profiles in History)

When you offer someone a place to sit, why not offer them the best: a ratty airplane seat that's completely tattered after a devastating crash? Of course, guests will be more than happy to snuggle up in it once they realize their backsides are touching the same place that was once touched by the backside of Josh Holloway.

A piece of the fuselage


(Profiles in History)

Aside from a ratty airplane seat, does anything say "home" quite like a piece of airplane wreckage?

Jack Shephard's medical degree


(Profiles in History)

Why spend the money and punishing hours on medical school when you can successfully bid on the credentials earned by Dr. Jack Shephard, slap 'em up on your wall and open a private practice? Okay, maybe you can't open a practice, but you can at least a sense of authority to that blank space on your bedroom wall next to the "Dazed and Confused" poster you got framed back in college.

Hurley's Man of the Year Award


(Profiles in History)

Don't want a medical degree? Fine. Stick this baby on your mantle and just watch your parents beam with pride, then furrow their brows in confusion when they see the name Hugo Reyes on it.

Eko's Jesus Stick


(Profiles in History)

Add a spiritual component to the family room by mounting that iconic scripture-engraved stick in a place of honor, right above the TV.

The Swan station computer


(Profiles in History)

If placed in the proper room -- perhaps on an old metal desk or a distressed-wood table -- this Apple II PC could almost function as a mini-art exhibit. Or a reminder that, really, shouldn't you be entering the numbers every 108 minutes?

Claire's Squirrel Baby


(Profiles in History)

Do I really need to explain why this would look totally fabulous in that spot right above the buffet?

The Dharma fish biscuit dispenser


(Profiles in History)

I have never understood why Williams-Sonoma doesn't sell one of these. Thankfully the "Lost" auction is making one available. Added bonus: comes with 30 fish biscuits!


Frozen donkey wheel


(Profiles in History)

In an effort to merge "Lost" with a great scene from "When Harry Met Sally," someone needs to buy this and turn it into their own "frozen donkey wheel, Roy Rogers garage sale coffee table." I'm just sayin'.

Photo of Hurley with gun outside safe house


(Profiles in History)

This photo composite, which has an almost Andy Warhol vibe about it, is a must-own. Know where it will really tie the room together? That's right: on the mantle, right next to Hurley's Man of the Year award.

By Jen Chaney  | August 19, 2010; 1:28 PM ET
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Comments

Genius! Why or why haven't they featured you guys in the Thursday Home & Garden page??

Posted by: CyntheaDiane | August 19, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

I am currently calculating the odds of my husband divorcing me and denouncing me in public if I bid a ridonkulous amount of money on that airplane seat...

Posted by: kbockl | August 19, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

I want John Locke's coffin. It'd go great with my Halloween decor & in the off season it'd make a lovely coffee table.

And then when the time comes & I"m as cold & dead as John Locke, they can pop me right in it & pop the whole thing in the ground!!

Posted by: wadejg | August 19, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

I so want that Jesus stick.

Posted by: Roxie1 | August 19, 2010 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Too funny, Jen!

We should all team up to bid on something special for you and Liz as thanks. I guess "anything Holloway" would be the obvious choice.

I'd put $50 in the kitty.

Posted by: MeriJ | August 20, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

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