From August 21-22 the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California was transformed into a Lost fan’s wet dream. Not only did it house Lost memorabilia for the show’s most diehard fans and collectors to bid on, but it also contained key set pieces from the show (ie. the Oceanic 815 plane, the hatch, pieces of The Black Rock and The Temple) and actors (Sterling Beaumon (Young Ben Linus), Andrea Gabriel (Nadia), and Daniel Roebuck (Dr. Arzt)) for fans to see and take pictures with. The auction was a smashing success; people in-person, over the telephone, and online paid a pretty penny to call themselves owners of some of Lost‘s most recognizable items. The first day of bidding netted around $900,000, and early estimates speculated that the second day would exceed sales of $1 million. Though it has not been disclosed where all the money will go, it has been made public that an undetermined portion of the proceeds will land in the hands of Hawaii-based charities.
So how much did some of the most exciting items go for? The Dharma Van proved to be the most valuable item at the auction; it sold for $47,500! Not even Hurley’s hot Camaro, which sold for $20,000, could top the vehicle that turned Hurley’s luck around. Somewhat fitting, isn’t it? Other top prizes include: Jacob’s dial mechanism and mirror array from “The Lighthouse” ($27,500); the frozen donkey wheel ($22,500); Faraday’s journal ($20,000); the Dharma Swan station computer ($16,000); the pilot script signed by J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof ($15,000); 12 cans of Dharma beer ($5,000); Locke’s wheelchair ($3,250); and Sawyer’s paperback copy of Watership Down ($2,750).
Look after the break for a slightly more extensive list of the top-selling items from the auction. Also after the break is a 12-minute video that will take you on a brief tour around the hangar.