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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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.
Elisabeth Moss; Peggy Olson; Don Draper; Mad Men
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.


‘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 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, 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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Bidding Begins Thursday, May 5 at 3pm/ET via ScreenBid at

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 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, and 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

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.