An auction of hundreds of 1950s collectables and antiques from the Miami-based show, "Magic City," begins Wednesday. Scott Grasso of Jay Sugarman Auction Corp. talked about it with NBC 6's Keith Jones.
An auction of hundreds of 1950s collectables and antiques from the Miami-based show, "Magic City," begins Wednesday.
“Fans from 'Magic City' are really good fans,” said Annette Grasso, chief operating officer at Jay Sugarman Auction Corp. “The items are just amazing, they are collectables that you wouldn’t find even if you tried looking for them.”
The Starz network show is the second Miami-filmed show cancelled and the second to auction off its items, after the USA network’'s "Burn Notice."
The show, which was set in Miami Beach in 1959, told the story of Ike Evans, owner of the luxurious Miramar Playa Hotel. In a time after the Cuban Revolution, Evans makes a deal with a powerful mob boss, while his family thinks he is an honorable man.
Bidding for the items will begin online on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, while the live action will take place Saturday and Sunday in Miami.
“Everything that you’re bidding on, you’ll be able to see a picture of it online,” Grasso said.
Each day about 140 new items will be put for action. Among some of the most recognized items are three of the show's 1956 cars, the main character’s penthouse suites, the hotel’s lobby furniture and bronzes from the bar.
“There are a lot of different things, a lot of nostalgic pieces from the 1950s,” Grasso said. “Basically anything you saw on the show.”
Grasso said that compared to the well-recognized "Burn Notice," the "Magic City" auction would also be able to offer items for people who did not watch the show, since its items are seen as valuable antiques.