The Hollywood Reporter 12/16/2014: (VIEW ARTICLE) by Austin Siegemund-Broka
Looking for a way to cope with the end of Sons of Anarchy? Try bidding for a piece of memorabilia from the filming of the hit motorcycle drama.
The auction service Screenbid has partnered with FX to sell props and costumes from the series, which concluded its seventh and final season on Dec. 9. The catalog of over 700 items includes motorcycles ridden by Jax (Charlie Hunnam) and Opie (Ryan Hurst), costumes worn by the cast, the iconic SAMCRO gavel and other props.
Bidding opened Sunday and will close throughout the day Thursday. (There’s no guarantee items will be delivered by the holidays, though).
Proceeds from some items will go to charities The Boot Campaign, which supports the troops and veterans; Friends and Helpers, which aids victims of domestic abuse; and Chrysalis, which helps the homeless and impoverished find jobs.
The auction service is behind several previous sales after series finales: In August, it partnered with HBO to auction items from True Blood (including vampire fangs worn by the actors), and it put items from AMC’s Breaking Bad under the gavel in 2013.
Sons notched its highest ratings with the series finale, which averaged 9.26 million viewers (just topping the September premiere’s previous record of 9.25 million). The Kurt Sutter series’ final season was the most watched season in the history of its Fox-affiliated network, with an average 7.54 million viewers each episode.