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Buy Don Draper’s Trash Can, Other ‘Mad Men’ Memorabilia at Auction

Don’s apartment painting, Sally’s plaid pool bag, Pete’s wool scarf highlight over 1,500 items from online sale

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'Mad Men' fans can buy series memorabilia like Don Draper's trash can and apartment painting in a new series auction

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Still depressed that Mad Men is over? Why not cheer yourself up by buying Don Draper’s trash can, or Sally’s pool bag, or Pete’s wool scarf? ScreenBid is auctioning off more than 1,500 items from the acclaimed AMC series in an online sale running from Friday, July 31st to August 6th, the L.A. Times reports. 

The period-specific memorabilia ranges from attire (Pete’s scarf) to decor (Joan’s living room side table) to home accessories (Betty’s ironing board) to entertainment (Don’s playing cards, Peggy’s copy of National Lampoon). Since this is Mad Men, there are also plenty of booze-related items, like Peggy’s gold and turquoise cocktail glasses and Roger’s hotel ice bucket and glasses. Most pieces have starting bids between $50 and $150. 

Mad Men ended its acclaimed run in May with an iconic final scene: a peaceful-looking Don Draper/Dick Whitman meditating on the California coast, which transitions into the famous 1971 “Hilltop” Coke ad. Fans and critics have debated the meaning – is it a cynical commentary on the commercial viability of enlightenment, or does it suggest a spiritual rebirth for the perpetually self-centered ad man?

Draper himself, actor Jon Hamm, shared his interpretation in a recent interview with the New York Times. “My take is that, the next day, he wakes up in this beautiful place, and has this serene moment of understanding, and realizes who he is,” he said. “And who he is, is an advertising man. And so, this thing comes to him. . . I think that for Don, it represents some kind of understanding and comfort in this incredibly unquiet, uncomfortable life that he has led.”

Earlier this month, Mad Men‘s final season earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series, with Hamm, Elisabeth Moss and Christina Hendricks picking up acting nods.

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