Whether you want to believe it or not, the end of “Lost” is coming this summer, and with it will be ABC’s desire to get rid of all the props and set pieces that made “Lost” what it is.
Instead of throwing them away, or storing them outside a classroom (as was the fate of the original bridge of the USS Enterprise from “Star Trek”), ABC is taking a page out of the “Battlestar Galactica” book and is auctioning off pieces of the show through Profile in History. And for those who can’t wait to get a look at the lots that will be made available, you’ll have your first chance this week at D23 in Anaheim, Calif.
D23, the expo celebrating Disney beginning Sept. 10, will show some of the authentic props from “Lost” including Kate’s toy plane, Hurley’s winning lottery ticket, Locke’s hunting knife and Sawyer’s letter. The preview will run all four days, according to Profiles in History, and can be found at booth 1930.
The auction itself is set to start next May.
“‘Lost’ is one of the most iconic TV shows ever created, and we are working in conjunction with ABC to offer fans from around the world an opportunity to own a memento of this amazing show,” said Profiles in History president Joseph Maddalena, in a release. “This is a once in a lifetime auction event that will celebrate one of the most beloved shows in television history.”
Maddalena founded Profiles in History in 1985, and has since become one of the world’s leading auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia. Some of their most famous lots included the Cowardly Lion costume from “The Wizard of Oz” that sold for $805,000, the full-scale T-800 endoskeleton from “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” that sold for $488,750, and a TIE Fighter filming miniature from the Star Wars films that went for $402,500.
For more details about the “Lost” auction, visit Profiles in History at www.ProfilesInHistory.com.
“Lost” returns early next year for its final season on ABC.