Nice to hear that many people won some great things from the sets. As someone who runs a fan website, as well as someone who has visited these sets in the past, it is certainly a special place and nice to hear that it ended up in the hands of fans who appreciate it. It also is a bit of a sad moment as it is the end of an era for the downtown Hamilton landscape with Mr. Used downsizing as well as a change with these sets not being available for fans to publicly see.
I did want to answer something that many people on the Red Green Facebook page have been commenting on - the true end of the show. I won't lie to you, I don't expect there to be any more episodes. I think it'll be very unlikely there will be another movie (although the success of the Corner Gas movie in Nov/Dec may bring some interest up). The traveling shows seems to be right up the alley of Steve Smith and have been a lot of fun as a fan. That said, I refuse to admit the show is truly over and I say this for two reasons. First of all, Duct Tape Forever really didn't use any of the sets and certainly didn't have the lodge interior as we know it from the TV shows - so there is precedence. Secondly, The show is more to do with the great acting, writing and content than the crap lying around the halls or background of the lodge. They could easily do another movie or re-start the series (again I don't see that specifically happening) without these sets. I don't want to start a rumour about them re-starting something, but lets face it, the show is bigger than the sets.
I did want to give a shout out to the winner of the basement steps as those are both iconic and a fantastic part of the show's history. Treat them well my friend.
Win any of the auctions? Feel free to post below or give me a shout as I would love to hear more about what people plan to do with the items (what the wife said when you slipped home with it and tried to put it on the wall) and your favourite memories of the item from the show - maybe it was in a favourite scene or quote.