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'Simpsons' Memorabilia, Fine Art Belonging to Sam Simon to Be Auctioned

Sotheby's announced Wednesday it was selling memorabilia and fine art owned by Sam Simon over a series of auctions beginning this September.

Die-hard fans of "The Simpsons" will soon have a chance to purchase a pinball machine, leather jacket and other vintage memorabilia from the long-running animated series — through Sotheby's, no less.

A Simpsons pinball machine is among the items up for auction at Sotheby's from the estate of Sam Simon.Sotheby's

The auction house is preparing to sell an eclectic collection of objects that belonged to the show's late co-creator Sam Simon, who died from colon cancer March 8 at 59.

Sotheby's will start auctioning off the items in September. Proceeds will benefit the Sam Simon Charitable Giving Foundation, which supports animal welfare and disaster relief.

An Oct. 22 auction in New York will be dedicated to memorabilia from the sitcoms on which Simon worked, including "Cheers" and "The Drew Carey Show."

Up for auction? A "Simpsons" pinball machine expected to sell for up to $2,000, Simon's leather jacket featuring that show's most popular characters, a "Drew Carey Show" lunchbox with a pre-sale estimate of up to $500, and various fine art objects.

The total value of the collection is estimated to fall between $7.7 million and $11.5 million, according to The Associated Press.

After his terminal cancer diagnosis in 2013, Simon began giving away his fortune to various charities, including PETA, according to his foundation's website.

He also personally funded the rescued of at least two animals, a racehorse at risk of "catastrophic" injury due to being over-raced and a bull that was being readied for slaughter.