The Godfather makes for a good summer read no matter the edition, but wouldn’t reading Jon Hamm’s copy from the set of Mad Men give it the experience that certain je ne sais quoi?
A set of paperbacks from the penultimate episode of the AMC series are up for auction online, including not only Mario Puzo’s crime novel but also Michael Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain and James A. Michener’s Hawaii. At publication time, the set of three has a high bid of $475.
The lot is part of a massive collection of props from the show up for auction, including Bert’s bar tool set (currently $350), Roger’s monogrammed tie clip ($250) and all manner of shoes, prints and tchotchkes. At the higher end of bidding are Don’s 1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille ($26,250) and his “Why I’m Quitting Tobacco” newspaper ad ($3,600). Looking to pop the question to a big Mad Men fan? You can bid on Megan’s engagement ring (currently $800).
Lionsgate Entertainment will provide a certificate of authenticity for each item. The auction on ScreenBid ends on Friday.