It seems that some people have way too much money and don’t know what to do with it. At a recent auction of classic TV show memorabilia, the bar from the set of the sitcom Cheers sold for $675,000 dollars!
Auction Event Of Classic TV Show Memorabilia
I found an article on Fox4News.com written by their Staff about the auction. The event took place over three days at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas. Over 4,700 people submitted bids from all around the world.
Other TV Show Memorabilia Sold At Auction
You better believe there were more classic TV show props and costumes that went to the highest bidder. So, how much would you pay for the costumes worn by Batman and Robin from the 1960’s show? Yup, the ones worn by actors Adam West and Robin Ward. Well, someone paid $615,00 for those 50+-year-old rags.
According to the Fox4News.com post, the set from the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson went to the highest bidder for $215,000 bucks. A direction sign from the TV show M*A*S*H went for $150,000 dollars.
The Collector And Seller Of This TV Show Memorabilia
All of the items were collected by a man named James Comisar. Per the Fox4News.com article, he spent more than thirty years collecting and preserving the sets, props, and costumes from many classic television shows.
Heritage Auctions says that close to 1,000 items were sold at auction for a total of more than $5 million bucks. Wow!
Hi Honey, Look What I Bought!
So, all of this begs the question: I bought it, now what do I do with it? What does one do with the set from Cheers? That is one of my favorite all-time sitcoms, but do I want that stuff in my garage? And, will that person ever wear the costumes from the 1960’s TV show Batman?
But, I suppose, if you love something, and you feel it was part of your life, you want to own a piece of it. Especially if you have wads of cash and you don’t know what to do with it.
Hey, you know what? I got a bridge I’d like to sell ya…
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