A Mad Men Prop Auction Is Selling a Retro Dunkin’ Donuts Box
To the Dunkin’ Donuts/Mad Men superfan hybrids out there, it’s your lucky day.
A Mad Men prop auction happening this week is selling a 1962-era reproduction of a Dunkin’ Donuts box.
The historically accurate boxes were featured in season 2, episode 11, when Sterling Cooper account executive Ken Cosgrove worked to ink a deal with the Canton-based company. In the show, Dunkin’ Donuts sent boxes of glazed, coconut, and other flavors to the office as a courtesy.
The box also features Dunkie, the company’s mid-century mascot. Registered as a trademark in 1962, Dunkie is a coffee cup-donning, winking little donut man.
You can bid on the Dunkin’ box at ScreenBid.com—bids start at $50. Aside from the cardboard box, auction items include vintage Pyrex cookware, office lamps, a rolodex, Don Draper’s bar cart, and more.
Mad Men concluded on AMC in spring 2015. The show’s award-winning prop master, Ellen Freund, curated the items for auction.
“Every item that appeared on Mad Men was chosen with painstaking care to be both historically accurate for the time period and to help tell the characters’ stories through the objects around them,” said Freund in a statement. “With this auction, it’s exciting to give fans a chance to take home a piece of American and television history.”
The full auction catalog boasts more than 1,500 props used during production, and is available here. The auction will begin to close on Monday, June 13.
Dunkin’ Donuts claims DD donuts are Don Draper’s (also abbreviated D.D.) donut of choice. Watch the scene with the Dunkin’ boxes below.