Make your own kind of music, sing your own special song; make your own kind of music, even if nobody else sings along.
Who could forget the season two opener “Man of Science, Man of Faith”…when we first discovered a mysterious man living underground inside a hatch? This man, who we would later come to know and love as Desmond David Hume, was minding his own business and listening to a catchy tune called “Make Your Own Kind of Music” by “Mama” Cass Elliot when another man named John Locke interupted his life of ever-lasting solitude with a loud blast of dynamite atop the Dharma-constructed hatch door. The song abruptly stoppped when the needle fell off the record and the rest, as they say, is history.
And now you have a chance to be part of that history by owning the very record player that was used in the show! On August 21-22, LOST: The Official Show Auction will take place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. Literally hundreds of Lost props and costumes will be available for fans to bid on. Everything from Dharma beer cans to Charlie’s DriveShaft ring to Desmond’s photo of himself with Penny to Mr. Eko’s Jesus stick to the blue Dharma van to Jughead to Faraday’s time travel journal (“Desmond Hume will be my constant!”) to Locke’s wheelchair to Carl’s brainwashing googles to Naomi’s Iridium 9500 satellite phone…ugh I’m out of breath…will be up for grabs at the live auction next month. But don’t expect to get away with any of these items easily. The Apple-II Plus computer with an Apple III monitor (aka the Swan Station computer Desmond then Locke then Eko used to type in the Numbers every 108 minutes) starts at $1000. But then again the Swan Station film projector and screen (the medium that first introduced Locke, Jack, and us to Mr. Pierre Change) is given a range of $400-$600, so item pricing will vary.
Interested in bidding? You have a few options. You can attend the live action in Santa Monica or you can bid over the phone, with absentee forms, or over the Internet at Live Auctioneers. Interested in eyeing the goods? Look in the gallery below for just a handful. You’re going to want to hit up Profiles in History to view the full catalog (organized by season). Each item is tagged with a description that’ll job your memory concerning its use in the show. Minutes will quickly turn into hours when you browse this ultimate collection of Lost shwag. Have fun, and happy bidding!