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article imageNew site to auction off 'Breaking Bad' props

By Andrew Ellis     Sep 22, 2013 in Entertainment
Once "Breaking Bad" has reached its conclusion, the AMC show's props will need to find a new home. Thanks to a new website, that home could be yours.
ScreenBid, which went live on Friday, September 20th, is a new site that will be dedicated to auctioning off actual props from your favorite television shows and movies, according to CNET.
The New York Times reported that the site's first auction will be for roughly 250 items from the AMC's gigantic hit, "Breaking Bad," and will begin the same night as the series finale on September 29th. There are some items that won't even appear on the auction list until the series has officially concluded in order to prevent any spoilers. The auction was put together with help from the television department of Sony Pictures Entertainment who had a hand in producing the show.
The site was founded by entrepreneur Jeffrey A. Dash and film producer Bill Block. The founders told The New York Times that the reason for the site was to help studios get rid of props "systemically, and profitably." Usually, props are either put in storage, put up for grabs on eBay or Craigslist, or someone just takes them before they walk off of the set.
The founders also told The New York Times that all of the props on the site will be authenticated by "the studio or producers and artists involved in the sale."
The prices for items from the acclaimed drama will vary greatly. The Verge said that Jesse Pinkman's (Aaron Paul) DEA mug will have a starting bid of $10 while Hector Salamanca's (Mark Magolis) wheelchair will start at $5,000. The writer of the article, Aaron Souppouris, said that after looking at the list of items up for auction the big prizes seem to be Walter White's (Bryan Cranston) Aztec, starting at $1,000, and an inscribed copy of Leaves of Grass, starting at $3,000. Block told The New York Times that the show's items could make more than $2 million.
Block also said that White's meth lab RV will not be up for auction. "They're keeping it for their on-the-lot tour," he told The New York Times.
If a price is not met, then Sony has an "undisclosed reserve price on items," according to The New York Times.
Even though the auction for the Bryan Cranston-led show hasn't opened yet, Sony already has another auction on the site lined up for the summer comedy "This Is the End," according to The Verge.
According to the site's homepage, the 'Breaking Bad' auction will conclude on October 8th.
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