During its seven seasons on AMC, Mad Men was known for its extraordinary attention to detail. Vanity Fair once noted that Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner's obsession with detail was so great that he banished large, shiny pieces of fruit from the set because he said produce from the 1960s wasn't as pretty as modern-day fruit. That said, expect the auction items to be authentic. They even come with a certificate of authenticity from Lionsgate Television.
While the Mad Men auction will feature some of the biggest and the best props from the AMC show, Weiner did scoop up some of his favorite items for himself after the show wrapped. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Weiner said he snagged Pete Campbell's telegram about his mother's death and Don Draper's prestigious Clio award. He also took home the bar that was in Roger Sterling's (John Slattery) office.
"I know [set decorator] Claudette Didul bought it on Etsy or somewhere, but I wonder whose it was before it ended up in Roger Sterling's office? Now it's in my office at home," Weiner said.