August 24th, 2010
03:20 PM ET
Dharma van brings in the money at 'Lost' auction
"Lost" fans were willing to pay top dollar at the official auction over the weekend in order to lay claim to the show's memorabilia.
Buyers from more than 50 countries placed their bids on "Lost" treasures during the auction, which was hosted by the California-based company Profiles in History.
Participants placed their bids in hopes of snagging items like the "Pilot" script, which was signed by J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof. That piece of "Lost" went to the bidder who offered $15,000 for it, according to a press release from Profiles in History.
Other highlights from the two-day bid-fest includes a few of the "Lost" rides, like the Dharma van, which went for $47,500, while Hurley’s camaro and the Dharma Jeep had winning bids of about $20,000 a piece.
Another item that sold for an impressive $20k is Daniel Faraday’s journal, which contained handwritten notes.
On the comparatively less pricey end, the set chair for Matthew Fox had a top bid of $1,200, and the paperback copy of Sawyer’s "Watership Down" went for $2,750.
Do you think you would've forked over more at the auction, or are you weeping for the bank accounts of these "Lost" fans?
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Damn, I'm glad I've never seen one moment of that show! Really brought the idiots out of the woodwork, didn't it?!!!
Yeah and the idiots that post on here for no reason, Bud! Maybe Lost was just too much for your little brain. Perhaps you'd be interested in another police drama or hospital drama for the 10 millionth time. Or maybe some Keeping Up With the Kardashians is easier for you figure out. LOST was one of the greatest shows to come out in a LONG time and because you never saw a moment means you can be a hater? Whatever.
Shame on you CNN for allowing these posts to be printed...is no one monitoring? I understand freedom of speech, but this is ridiculous...
To move on...the auction was a lot of fun to watch on line. I saw where someone from profiles stating that the idea was for anyone who wanted a piece of lost history to be able to get it...said the stuff was going to be "within reach" ... didn't turn out that way...collectibles are highly subjective...what is valuable to you may not be to me...all in all...congrats to the WINNERS. We were all winners up to the very last scene...great series...great ending...subjective...
Who cares how people waste their own money! Throw it away! It's only a bunch of junk anyway, and it's not affecting my bank account! 🙂
LOST is OVER ... move on
Chads right... the ending was lame. I own season 1-5 of Lost and I have no desire to buy 6 more drink coasters (season 6) It seems that Carlton and Damon just gave up on a the greatest TV series ever. Oh well, maybe they will sell on eBay.
Damon tweeted that he couldn't believe he paid $14,999 for JJ's signature..so I guess he was probably the one who won the Pilot script..
Lost to the majority of the fans let us down like the final matrix movie. It could have been so much more but kind of fizzled out at the end. This is in the eye of the beholder and while I'm glad it had a happy ending, it didn't satisfy most of us.
The revenue from DVD sets and other merchandise tanked after the finale. Other successful franchises didn't. Nuff said.
Define "tanked" – Season 6 (lo-def and bluray) and the complete set are in the top 5 at Amazon right now.
Majority my butt...just because you didn't like it, don't create fake stats to try and support your claim. It's okay though, it must of been too complex for you to grasp. I hear 'The Hills' might be easier for you to follow.
Agreed. I thought the ending itself was done really well, but as an ending to the entire series, it just didn't make sense.
Never watched an episode but followed the frenzy through friends and the media.
Hey, whatever makes you happy.
I hate to admit it, but how cool would that van be to drive to work in. LOL.
The auction was held within 1/4 mile from my home. And I didn't know about it until I'd seen a little sign as I drove by.
It was held at the "Lost" island.
How do you get there? Well...
I was hoping to bid on Charlie's Gibson guitar but missed the opportunity which is very sad! I was and still am a Lost fan. I think the ending was perfect!
I would have loved to get a few items from the show. I'm a big fan. Charlie's ring would have been great to own, along with Kate's little plane and some of Sawyer's stuff.
I'm just not a big enough fan. While it would be cook to have a Dharma can of beer in my house I would never pay the prices that most fans shell out. But it's your money – do whatever you want with it. I love America.
It was held at a Santa Monica Airport Hangar
NOBODY OBVIOUSLEY GOT IT:( IT WILL FOREVER BE A PART OF MY LIFE:) "IAM NOT READY TO LET GO"
Where exactly is all of this auction money going? Are they donating it to charity? Or is ABC just keeping it? Greedy.
It's not greedy. Think about all the props they've made for shows that cannot be reused or bought at an auction. That's just money that is wasted away. If people want the props, there's nothing wrong with selling them or auctioning them off. If I had the extra cash, I'd pick up the Dharma Bus, KITT from Knight Rider, and BA's van from the A Team...
I love when someone attaches a moral obligation to a complete stranger's finances.
Here's a list of organizations that ABC has partnered with, recently: http://abc.go.com/site/a-better-community/organizations
Come back with your snide comments when you're having anywhere near the same impact. If any.
I'm sure the poor prop makers were left penniless until they were able to raffle off the props they labored over. Let 'em sell the junk to a bunch of people with no imagination/nothing better to do with their $$$ than buy a VW bus for 10x what its worth because they saw it on TV.
$20K for the Dharma Jeep? Wish I was there wherever that was: this poorly written article doesn't bother to give us the location.
The ending didn't reveal the real story: that the people were all trapped inside a giant simulation game.
I was at the auction both days this past weekend. 99% of the attendees didn't bid on anything because the bids were outragous!
like your spelling
AMERICAN SCI FI IS TERRIBLE!
His name is Portal Punk. I think that says it all...
That's almost a paradox. Unless Im missing a reference or you've only been watching Dr. Who episodes there is no point at which you can be exposed to great Sci-Fi in general and not trip over a US writer half the time.
Lol that's nice trollwork by you John.
Too bad the show tanked at the end. They probably could have made a mint if the story line didn't completely suck at the end.
The ending was perfect.
Too bad it didn't. What sucks is that you didn't let yourself enjoy it so that you could jump on the bandwagon that was ragging on it for no reason.
You're a tank...a tank of crap!
Thank you Bauman. My thoughts exactly.
Agreeing with Ron – the ending was unmitigated GARBAGE!
Katie, get a job.
Seriously? Are we in High School?
Katie made her choice John.
John, get a clue.
I'm pretty sure he's joking guys. relax.
I bet John is the one who either doesn't have a job or has a $10 an hour job.
Thanks for the sound advice, John, but I already work 40 hours a week and half of my paycheck goes to paying off the student loans that put me through college so I could GET this job. If only I were as wise as you, maybe just the simple act of getting a job in this economy would afford me the spare change to drop $47,500.00 on a television prop. Go back to you Mom’s basement and play World of Warcraft.
Must be nice to have that kind of money.
...HAVE HAD that kind of money...