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“Succession” Auctions Outside of the “Funny Capacity Bag” (and less spacious props)

“Succession” Auctions Outside of the “Funny Capacity Bag” (and less spacious props)

There's now an auction house in Dallas filled with fine art and rare baseball cards Six foot tall dog mascot suit He was last seen in the first episode of the HBO drama “Succession.” Audiences may remember Cousin Greg (Nicholas Braun) feeling nauseous in costume and throwing up in his eyeballs.

The piece has been thoroughly cleaned of vomit, according to auction staff, and is now among 236 memorabilia from the show sold on the Heritage Auctions website on Saturday. The furry mascot brought just over $7,800.

Even the eye holes were mostly clean, said Robert Wilonsky, a spokesman for the auction house.

Succession, which tells the story of ultra-wealthy siblings vying for control of their father's media empire, ended its four-season run in May and is in the running for 27 Emmy Awards on Monday, the most of any series. Fans and collectors wishing to own part of the display were able to bid Luxury suits Worn by the show crew or Vape pen Puffed up by Season 4's antagonist, Lukas Mattsson (Alexander Skarsgård). Fear not: it comes with a charger.

Perhaps the hottest item at the auction was the boxy Burberry handbag that Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) mocked when a hitchhiker carried it to a family function. “I brought A Ridiculously roomy bag“,” he says. “What's over there, huh? Subway flats?

The bag was fiercely imitated. On Saturday, it was among the most expensive lots at auction, selling for $18,750.

Other humiliation tools include Vitamix blender It was used to put out Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong) in Season 4 and Prop sausage A hazing ritual in Season 2 called “Pig on the Ground”. Stuffed pigs from the same scene can't be put up for auction because they're “kind of hard to store,” he said. Monica Jacobs, the show's props expert.

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Even the simplest props can take weeks to create, Ms. Jacobs said. It was credit cards Fabricated specifically for the show – don't get your hopes up, none of it works – and Handwritten sermons For the funeral scene, it was written by a member of the show's art department. (She added that Mr. Strong had asked to write his own book.)

HBO previously auctioned off “Insecure” and “Watchmen” trailers, joining A24 and A24. Netflix In a crowded field of Hollywood memorabilia auctions that can generate buzz — and profits — long after filming has finished.

Total sales from the auction were $627,825, according to Heritage Auctions, and will be split between HBO and the auction house.

Jax Strobel, managing director of entertainment at Heritage Auctions, said the items up for auction were chosen while the fourth season was being filmed in the first months of 2023. He was invited by HBO to snoop on filming locations in New York and customize items — e.g. A spear sword hanging on the wall From the desk of Logan Roy – This should be put aside.

“What will the fan remember or recognize?” He said. “Things that come up often, or that have a special moment or memory.”

Many of the fashions were also put up for auction, which helped spark a frenzy over “hidden wealth” – the meticulous display of simple pieces that are actually very expensive. look at it Brunello Cucinelli brown jacket Kendall wore it in Season 2, and it sold for $1,875.

Mrs. Matland dressed them accordingly, starting with their shoes, which she described as “the most important piece of clothing on a person’s body.” Its selection of brands including Prada, Saint Laurent and Lanvin They appeared at auction with varying levels of wear.

Some fans of the show rant on social media About the marks on A Walmart kids blue t-shirt Worn by Roman Roy (Kieran Culkin) in the series finale. The shirt and pair of salmon shorts from Old Navy sold for $1,875.

Ms. Jacobs, the prop director, is encouraged that the show's carefully chosen indicators of wealth, status, self-absorption and bad taste are still appreciated by fans.

Some of them were a headache to buy. I ordered about 20 dried scorpions to order The paperweight that Tom gave to Shiv Roy (Sarah Snoke) In Season 4, they reconfigured their tails into “attack mode”. She dried scorpions in her apartment's oven before enjoying one of them, cast in resin, for just a few seconds as a guest star on prestigious television.

The paperweight sold for $10,000. “My kitchen stunk for two weeks, but it was worth it,” Ms Jacobs said.