Did you hear that there is going to be a Mad Men Auction of many of the items that were on the show (vintage and replicas)?
Starting in 2 days (Friday July 31st), you can bid on items that you might not even had known were on the show as they were part of the sets, or on the feet of your favorite cast members, like Betty’s gorgeous shoes seen here.
Therefore for today’s blog, I thought I would like to share with you some of the items that I like and would consider bidding on (if I had spare cash lying around). Then at the end I would love to hear what you might want to bid (or dream of bidding on).
Lets go shopping!
Item # 1: Vintage Chatty Cathy doll, with the doll inside and the comic book as well. So cute!
Item # 2: Trader Vic’s Vintage Cocktail Set. I love Tiki and this would be perfect add-on to my ever-growing collection (might have to seriously consider this one).
Item # 3: Playboy Club Cocktail Glasses,Swizzle Sticks and Napkins. This is perfect for one’s vintage bar.
Item # 4: Pete’s Wooden Carved Wall Hangs. This pair of diamond-shaped wall art feature an African man and woman, and were hanging on the wall in Pete’s bedroom.
Item # 5: Stork Club Napkins, Matches, Ashtray. Items are from New York’s long-departed Stork Club, featured in the season two episode “The Gold Violin.”
Item # 6: “While You Were Out” Messages signed by Megan. Before Megan was Don’s girl she was his secretary. Here we have more than 20 hand-written “While You Were Out” messages for Don from Megan, listing various missed calls.
Details like these messages are one of the reasons Mad Men was so amazing because even the small details were considered.
Item # 7: Don’s Magazine Rack. This small metal magazine rack has a wooden handle and could be spotted in Don’s apartment in the fourth season.
I love vintage magazine racks and this one is wonderful.
Item # 8: Pete’s Tan Knit Polo and Green Cardigan. This vintage Pennleigh orlon acrylic green cardigan sweater and vintage Thane Tycora tan knit polo with brown lines belonged to Pete Campbell.
Item # 9: Joan’s Orange Chairs. These simple yet elegant wooden chairs have faded orange cushions and were in Joan’s apartment (and would look great in MY apartment).
Item # 10: Peggy’s Business Card. This business card belonged to none other than Peggy Olson, and lists her as creative director with Phillips-Olson Advertising. It’s similar to the one Herman Phillips sent Peggy as a birthday present in the seventh episode of season four.
Peggy was my favorite character, hands down on Mad Men and I would love to own this business card.
Item # 11: Betty’s Carry-On Makeup Case. This vintage hard-shelled, blue Monarch-branded carry-on makeup case features a chain charm around the handle, a mirror on the inside of the lid, and a removable plastic case inside. It belonged to Betty Draper.
You would look just fantastic carrying this thru the airport, turning heads with every step.
Item # 12: Joan’s White Hat Box. In Joan’s apartment you may have spotted this large white hat box. Open it up to discover its lined with pretty red roses.
Item # 13: SC&P Orange Chair. If you watched the show, you saw this chair a lot as it was a fixture of Don’s office at Sterling Cooper and Partners.
Item # 14: Royal Hawaiian Hotel key, Brochure, Ashtray and Matches.
Item # 15: Peggy’s Today Schedule with Notes, Scissors and Ruler. Want to know a day in the life of Peggy Olson … and the attention to detail the props department gave to “Mad Men”? Take a look at this bound “Today” scheduler, with Peggy’s appointments, messages, things to do and memos, all on separate notepads. Also comes with a vintage scissors and metal ruler kit.
And there you have some of my favorite (but honestly I could have shared about 30 more). Now your turn, what is your favorite items up for bid?