“Lost” fans bid thousands for Dharma van, authentic memorabilia

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: One lucky “Lost” fan will be driving to work in an authentic Dharma Initiative van. They paid a pretty penny — $47,500 – for the right to do so.

The Dharma van earned the highest bid from “Lost” fans during a two-day, official show auction, conducted by Profiles in History in partnership with ABC Studios.

As countless fans began snatching Blu-ray copies of the show’s final season – which hits store shelves today on DVD and Blu-ray – more dedicated fans were bidding to take home memorable pieces of the wildly popular show.

At $47,500, the Dharma van was the event’s clear winner. A dial mechanism from Jacob’s lighthouse, seen in the final season, went for $27,500, while the frozen donkey wheel (which I would love to have) nabbed $22,500.

Buyers from more than 50 countries participated and walked away with something.

Highlights from the auction include:
· DHARMA Van: $47,500
· Dial mechanism & mirror array from the Lighthouse: $27,500
· Island time-shifting frozen wheel: $22,500
· DHARMA Jeep: $20,000
· Hurley’s Camaro: $20,000
· Daniel Faraday’s journal w/extensive handwritten notes: $20,000
· Swan Station Computer: $16,000
· “Pilot” script signed by J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof $15,000
· Season Six production artwork: $15,000
· Season One production artwork: $14,000
· Desmond’s fail-safe key with “Joe Inman” dog tag; $11,000
· Jack’s death costume from the series finale, “The End”: $9,000
· Large section of Oceanic Flight 815 wreckage: $9,000
· Charlie’s “DS” ring: $9,000
· Locke’s Compass: $8,000
· Baby Aaron’s crib: $8,000
· Fragment of Jacob’s tapestry: $6,500
· Hurley’s winning Mega Lotto Jackpot ticket: $5,500
· Jack’s Pilot episode costume” $3,000
· Sawyer’s paperback copy of “Watership Down”: $2,750
· Sawyer’s improvised reading glasses from Season Three: $2,250
· Set chair for Matthew Fox “Jack”: $1,200

Profiles in History’s next Hollywood memorabilia auction is scheduled for December.

In the meantime, Hollywood Treasure, a new television show which follows Profiles in History’s owner Joseph Maddalena on his worldwide search for lost pieces of Hollywood history, premieres on Syfy Nov. 4.

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