'Lost' Memorabilia, Including the Hatch's Apple-II, Headed for Auction

 
 
By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2010-08-17
 
 
 

Surely Desmond found the duties that tied him the Apple-II Plus in the Swan Station to be a drag, but "Lost" fans who fancied the old Apple desktop, or would like to fulfill a hatch-reenactment fantasy of hurriedly typing 4, 8, 16, 23 into the computer, now have a chance.

ABC Studios, along with Profiles in History, will be auctioning off more than 1,000 props, costumes and set pieces from the popular series that concluded this spring, following six years of alternately riveting and frustrating viewers. The auction will run Aug. 21 and Aug. 22, beginning at 1 p.m. each day. Bidders must register in advance, and bids can be placed in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the Internet at the Profiles in History site.

The full description of the Apple-II is as follows:

This configuration is an Apple-II Plus system running an Apple-III monitor, with a Disk II floppy drive, each featuring DHARMA logo. This prop computer was used at the Swan station and by Desmond, Locke and other cast members to enter "The Numbers" every 108 minutes. It is the destruction of the Swan station computer that prevented "The Numbers" from being entered, leading Desmond to trigger the fail safe mechanism, causing the Swan station to implode.   
 
(Of trivial interest is a 1980s film, entitled "The Self," employed in some psychology classes today, which features an Apple-III computer monitor that is used to test the effect of positive personalities. Incidentally, the numbers 4, 8, 16, and 23 appear frequently in these tests.) The monitor currently exhibits the DHARMA Tempest station logo, indicating its subsequent use in the Season Four episode, "The Other Woman."

 

More of a Hurley fan? His winning Mega Lotto Jackpot ticket and red Camaro, with the white racing stripes, will both be included in the auction. So will the blue-and-white Dharma van and Dharma Jeep from Season 5.

Still additional items include Mr. Eko's scripture-inscribed "Jesus Stick," bits of Oceanic Flight 815 wreckage, Charlie's DS ring, Daniel Faraday's journal - chock-a-block with penned time-travel notes - the Swan station hatch door, Jin's wedding band, a row of Oceanic Airlines airplane seats, a Pearl Station printer with a "System Failure" printout, Locke's blood-stained Master Bowie knife, the nuclear bomb core that was detonated in the Season 5 finale and Charlie's acoustic guitar.

At your next barbecue, you could possibly fill a cooler with Dharma Initiative beer - or set out a number of other Dharma food items. Desmond's photo of himself with Penny will be folded into some lucky bidder's wallet. And, for perhaps a bit of decoration in a living room or den, the auction will even offer two crates with six (presumably empty) Virgin Mary statues.

"'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," Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles in History, said in an Aug. 17 statement. "This is a once in a lifetime auction event that will celebrate one of the most beloved shows in television history."

 

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