Think you’d look good in one of Don Draper’s classic ’60s suits?
Now that hit AMC drama series “Man Men” is over, you can find out as props and other memorabilia from the multi-Emmy-winning show are being auctioned off by Culver City’s ScreenBid.
The collectibles company specializes in selling items from much loved series, having done the same for several shows including another AMC hit, “Breaking Bad.” That sale brought in close to $1 million.
With 1,385 items available, including prized lots such as lead character Draper’s 1965 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, the takings this time could go even higher. Bidding started online late last week, and the auction was scheduled to close Aug. 7.
ScreenBid, which takes a commission from each sale, is partnering on the auction with Santa Monica’s Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., which produced the series about 1960s advertising men and women on New York’s Madison Avenue.
These sorts of wind-down auctions are becoming commonplace for TV series, but they’re still a relatively new phenomenon, said ScreenBid Chief Executive Jeffrey Dash.
“Before we came along in 2013, there wasn’t a way to close down a TV show in a way like this,” he said.
Other auction items from “Mad Men,” which ended its celebrated run of 92 episodes in May, include Draper’s doormat, social security card, sunglasses and, of course, suits.
– Sandro Monetti
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