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Mad Men Is Auctioning a Chararacter’s Suicide Rope and These 9 Other Weird Props

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner was nothing if not detail-oriented—each scene had to have the right wardrobe, furniture, tchotchkes, and so forth, for the time period—so it makes sense that at the end of the show's seven-season run there would be quite a few props leftover.Roughly 1,400 items are currently up for auction on Screenbid until Aug. 6, and they range from iconic and practical to altogether odd. (Sadly Ginsberg's nipple isn't for sale.) Here are the weirdest (and yes, there will be spoilers for those who haven't watched all the way through):

Mad Men Drops in Season 7 Premiere

AMC may have been hoping that the so-called “Netflix Effect” would boost the ratings for the Season 7 premiere of Mad Men, but in a highly competitive Sunday 10 p.m. slot, Matt Weiner’s period piece put up its worst opening numbers since 2008.

Strong Showing for Mad Men Premiere

Sunday night’s death- and goulash-soaked season premiere of AMC’s Mad Men held its own in a crowded 9 p.m.-11 p.m. time slot, drawing a near-record 3.4 million viewers.