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'Lost' auction: The Dharma van went for HOW much?!

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Only in the world of Lost would a VW Bus be worth more than a vintage Camaro. At the official auction of Lost memorabilia — run by auction house Profiles in History on Aug. 21 and 22 — the iconic blue-and-white Dharma van won the highest bid, a whopping $47,500. (Hurley’s bitchin’ Camaro, meanwhile, netted a cool 20 grand.) More than 1,100 lots of props and costumes from the ABC series went up for bid online and in a Santa Monica, Calif. warehouse, including the time-shifting frozen donkey wheel (which went for $22,500), a pilot script signed by J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof ($15,000), 12 cans of Dharma beer ($5,000), Jin’s wedding ring ($4,750), Locke’s wheelchair ($3,250), and Sawyer’s paperback copy of Watership Down ($2,750). (An undetermined portion of the proceeds will go to Hawaii-based charities.) And to the person who won Jacob’s lighthouse mechanism and mirror array for $27,500: Good luck getting that thing to work again.

Here’s a partial list of the winning bids:

• Dharma van: $47,500

• Jacob’s dial mechanism and mirror array from “The Lighthouse”: $27,500

• Island time-shifting frozen donkey wheel: $22,500

• Dharma Jeep: $20,000

• Hurley’s Camaro: $20,000

• Daniel Faraday’s journal with extensive handwritten notes: $20,000

• Dharma Swan station computer: $16,000

• Pilot script signed by J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof: $15,000

• Season 6 production artwork: $15,000

• Season 1 production artwork: $14,000

• Desmond’s fail-safe key with “Joe Inman” dog tag; $11,000

• Jack’s death costume from the series finale, “The End”: $9,000

• Large section of Oceanic Flight 815 wreckage: $9,000

• Charlie’s Drive Shaft ring: $9,000

• Locke’s compass: $8,000

• Baby Aaron’s crib: $8,000

• Fragment of Jacob’s tapestry: $6,500

• Hurley’s winning Mega Lotto Jackpot ticket: $5,500

• Two crates filled with six Virgin Mary statues: $5,000

• 12 cans of Dharma beer: $5,000

• Jin’s wedding ring: $4,750

• Locke’s hero wheelchair: $3,250

• Jack’s pilot episode costume: $3,000

• Sawyer’s paperback copy of Watership Down: $2,750

• Sawyer’s improvised reading glasses from Season Three: $2,250

• Set chair for Matthew Fox: $1,200

What do you make of the winning bids for these items, P-Dubs? Do you feel like anything’s overpriced? Or undervalued?