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Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 08/23/2010

The 'Lost' auction: A list of notable purchases

By Jen Chaney

Yes, someone did pay $25,000 for this. (Profiles in History)

(Related read: Review of "Lost: Complete Sixth Season" and "Lost: The Complete Collection" on DVD and Blu-ray)

We may be living in challenging economic times. But that didn't stop some "Lost" fans from spending $5,000 on a 12-pack of Dharma Initiative beer -- or $16,000 for the door to the Swan station -- during this weekend's "Lost" auction.

Bidding got frenzied and expensive during the two-day sale of props, costumes and other assorted gems from the "Lost" production closets. Held in Santa Monica, Calif., but open to bidders who participated in person, via phone and online, the Profiles in History auction netted $900,000 on Saturday, according to the New York Times, with Sunday totals projected to go well over $1 million.

One Celebritology reader told me she was lucky enough to snag Sawyer's outfit from the pilot episode for the bargain basement price -- in "Lost" auction terms, anyway -- of $650. But the majority of items tended to go for upwards of $1,000, making bidding from one's home laptop an often disheartening affair. (What? I can't even get some Apollo candy bars without dropping 2K?)

Here's the rundown on some of the more notable gets from the weekend, based on my research, data compiled by The ODI and information from the New York Times.

Dharma Volkswagen van: $47,500

Daniel Faraday's journal with Jughead notes and reminder about Desmond Hume being his Constant: $27,500

The Frozen Donkey Wheel: $25,000

Hurley's Camaro: $24,000

A copy of the pilot script, signed by J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof: $15,000

The fail-safe key turned by Desmond Hume: $11,000


The controversial squirrel baby could have been yours' for a mere $2,750. (Profiles in History)

Jack's bloody outfit from the final scene: $10,000


Large piece of the fuselage:
$9,000

Charlie Pace's Drive Shaft ring: $9,000


John Locke's suicide letter to Jack:
$9,000


Kate's toy airplane:
$6,500

Benjamin Linus's fake money and passports: $5,000


Hurley's notebook with his rewrite of the "Empire Strikes Back":
$4,250


Sawyer's copy of "Watership Down":
$3,300

Claire's Squirrel Baby: $2,750 (perhaps it didn't go for more due to the Squirrel Baby controversy?)

Rousseau's music box: $1,800

The fact that you now can't afford your monthly mortgage payments because you spent so much money on "Lost" auction stuff?: Priceless.

By Jen Chaney  | August 23, 2010; 11:05 AM ET
Categories:  Lost, TV  
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Comments

Squirrel Baby Controversy...sounds like a good name for a band!

Anyone know what Locke's casket went for? I was gonna sign up but then I got sick as a dog & realized there was no way I was going to be able to afford anything there.

I'll just covet the stuff others bought instead. It's cheaper & easier.

Posted by: wadejg | August 23, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

I would doubt anybody challenged by their bills, even shows up for these auctions.

Which brushes up against the sacred cow of the upper 10% whom - uhm, have ALL the money now.

Top tax tier at 50%. Tax cuts only for wealth you put into NEW operations, not on ALL your earnings as we have done for 30 years.

Trickle Down is a failure. We are broke, millions are without jobs and we cannot even pay police & teachers & road upkeep now.

- Balkingpoints / www

Posted by: RField7 | August 23, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

You do realize that Charles Widmore was behind all of this, don't you?

Posted by: groupeone | August 23, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

I have the best piece of "Lost" memorabilia ever -- although ultimately it's going to cost me well in excess of $1,000,000: baby Aaron from the "Maternity Leave" and "Lockdown" episodes. Only now he's a walking, talking almost 5 year-old starting his third week of kindergarten. Of course, in this instance, the attachment to the show derives from the attachment to the memorabilia, instead of the other way around.

Posted by: HImom | August 23, 2010 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Will someone please buy out Jen and Liz' contracts so we won't have to read any more Lost crap?

Posted by: angelos_peter | August 23, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for posting this Liz/Jen. I can't believe someone bought the Squirrel Baby.

Posted by: jade51999 | August 24, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

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