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Tube Thursday: “LOST” props to come up for auction in May of 2010

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In a space that’s as big as the exhibit hall at the San Diego Convention Center is, it’s relatively easy to get … Well, lost. Which is why it might be helpful sometimes to carry a compass with you as you wander the aisles at Comic-Con.

As it turns out, I did find a compass this past Sunday. A really neat one too. The only problem was … The nice people at the Profiles in History booth weren’t willing to sell it to me. Not yet anyway.

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You see, this compass was the one that Locke that gave to Richard Alpert during the fifth season of “LOST.” And the reason that this prop was on display at Comic-Con was because it’s just one of dozens of items that will come for bidding next May. When – just a week or so after the last episode of this hit ABC series airs – Profiles in History will then auction off iconic props, costume and set pieces from “LOST.”

And when I say “iconic,” folks, I mean iconic … Things like the hatch from the Swam station on the island that Locke, Jack, Kate and Hurley blew off with that dynamite they found deep inside the Black Rock.

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There were items on display here that fans of “LOST” would kill to own. Truly one-of-a-kind items like that pair of reading glasses that Sawyer salvaged from the wreckage of Oceanic Flight 815 …

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… or that toy airplane that meant so much to Kate.

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Mind you, there’s also stuff here that – while it may not have meant much to the actual characters from “LOST” – would still be treasured by fans of the show. Costume pieces like Jack’s lab coat from the hospital …

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… or a selection of Dharma food products.

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For Comic-Con, the folks at Profiles in History & ABC deliberately put together a display that featured items from the first five seasons of “LOST.” Original props and set pieces that would be sure to get a reaction from fans of the show.

And based on the sounds that were coming out of Booth 315 (i.e. the gasps of delight when people realized that they were looking at some of the heroin-filled Virgin Mary statues from the show and/or Hurley’s winning lottery ticket) …

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… I’d say that they succeeded.

According to Joseph Maddalenaa, president of Profiles in History:

“’’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.”

And judging by what was on display at Comic-Con last week, ABC basically made everything available to Profiles in History. Which is why – next May – you’ll get the chance to bid on one of Benjamin Linus’ many bogus passports ...

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… or Charlie’s “Drive Shaft” ring …

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… or that picture of Penny that Desmond kept with him in the Swam Station. Back when – every 108 minutes – he had to type in the code (i.e. 4-8-15-16-23-42) or bad things would happen.

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Mind you, the folks at ABC plan to also make some props from Season Six of “LOST” available to Profiles in History in the Spring of next year. So that this auction (which be held on a yet-to-be-determined date in late May of 2010) will then represent the full run of this Emmy award-winning drama.

But no matter what new items get added to this pile, you can expect some frantic bidding whenever Mr. Eko’s hand-carved walking stick …

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… or that polar bear collar …

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… finally come up for bid next year.

For further information on ABC & Profiles in History’s “LOST” auction, please click on this link.

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