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‘Sopranos’ booth featured in last episode sold for over $82K at auction

by Marko Florentino
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The famed booth featured in the final moments of the last episode of “The Sopranos” was sold for a whopping $82,600 at auction Monday.

The original booth is not part of a set but actual customer seating inside Holsten’s, an old-school ice cream parlor in Bloomfield, New Jersey.

The 60-year-old business decided to sell the iconic furniture — which has drawn hundreds of fans of the show to the shop since the 2007 finale episode — as part of a much-needed facelift, owner Chris Carley told The Post last week.

The Soprano family say at the booth in the final moments of the final episode of the series. HBO
The famed booth is located within Holsten’s ice cream parlor in Bloomfield, New Jersey. EPA

He was hoping the mafia show memorabilia would do well at auction given the public’s interest in just visiting the bench.

“We still have people coming in asking to sit in the Soprano booth. We still get bus tours on Saturday and on-location tours. Over the summer you’ll see people taking pictures outside and people taking pictures of the booth,” Carley had said. “It’s not the frenzy it was when it happened 17 years ago, but it’s still quite a popular attraction.”

He put the two red leather booth benches, table, divider wall and plaque reading “Reserved for the Sopranos Family” up for auction on eBay Wednesday night.

“This is your once in a lifetime chance to own the ORIGINAL booth that the Soprano Family sat in for the final scene of the famous show!” he wrote in the listing description.

Even with the attention the booth had gotten through the years, Carley was still surprised when it had garnered bids of up to $32,000 in less than a day.

The booth has drawn fans of the mafia show to the ice cream shop for 17 years. Christopher Sadowski
Holster’s owners decided to place the booth up for auction as they do much-needed renovations to the business’s seating. Michael Karas/NorthJersey.com / USA TODAY NETWORK

By Monday, nearly 240 bids were placed before it sold. The piece of TV history went for $82,600 shortly after 7 p.m. The identity of the buyer has not been revealed.

And for fans of Holsten’s — which has been a Jersey staple since 1939 — and “The Sopranos,” they’ll be pleased to know that the renovations the parlor is undergoing are simply practical. There will be no aesthetic change to the old-timey soda shop.

“Everything’s going to be the same,” Carley said. “Actually if we didn’t say anything and just did it, most people wouldn’t recognize that we had switched them. That’s how exactly the same it’s going to be.”

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