Christopher Reeve’s Iconic ‘Superman’ Outfit Is Expected To Go For Big Money At Auction


Christopher Reeve’s complete Superman outfit, one of the most iconic and identifiable costumes in movie history, is going up for auction in London. It’s expected to sell for between $287,270 and $574,540 – £250,000 to £500,000.

The piece is the headline item in the Propstore sale which will see over 1,5000 lots go under the hammer in the four-day Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction, which kicks off on Thursday, November 3, 2022. It runs through to Sunday, November 6, 2022. The auction is expected to make more than $12.6 million (£11 million).

The sale is a treasure trove of treats for movie and TV lovers with some disposable income and boasts offerings from a wide range of films and shows for a wide range of budgets.

Other big ticket lots include screen-matched Darth Vader gloves, worn by the late Dave Prowse, from Star Wars: A New Hope. They have an estimate of $172,362 to $287,270 (£150,000 to £250,000). Certain to draw attention is a full-size animatronic Johnny 5 robot from the classic 1986 movie Short Circuit, which is expected to find a new home for between $138,546 and $207,819 (£120,000 and £180,000). Elsewhere, it’s hoped a first edition hardback copy of the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, will find a new home for around $114,908 to $172,362 (£100,000 to £150,000).

A book seen on the big screen that is likely to attract interest is Tim Robbins’ screen-matched Rockhammer Bible from The Shawshank Redemption. Experts believe it will sell for around $114,908 to $172,362 (£100,000 to £150,000).

Other curios on offer include a Fraggle Puppet from the original Fraggle Rock TV series, with an estimated valuation of $45,963 to $68,944 (£40,000 to £60,000). There is also a screen-matched Jason Voorhees’ Hero hockey mask, worn by C.J. Graham in Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, which comes with an expected $45,963 to $68,944 (£40,000 to £60,000) price tag. Amongst several contemporary superhero movie lots, Doctor Strange’s Sling Ring from 2016’s Doctor Strange. A new owner could conjure that up for an estimated $11,490 to $17,236 (£10,000 to £15,000).

More of a DCU fan? If you have a similar amount of money, Robert Pattinson’s Batarang from 2022’s The Batman. Like Doctor Strange‘s ring, it has a sale estimate of between $11,490 and $17,236 (£10,000 and £15,000).

If you want to be a part of it but don’t have that kind of money to spend, there are cheaper lots, including a vehicle decal from Jurassic Park: The Ride, which could be yours for $574 to $804 (£500 to £700). If you’d love to buy the Superman suit but can’t stretch your savings that far, a set of rare Marlon Brando behind-the-scenes photos from the original Superman movie are going under the hammer for $344 to $574 (£300 to £500).

Registration is now open, and online proxy bids start on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. The auction will take place at BAFTA
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195 Piccadilly, London, and will be streamed live online or via telephone for international bidding.

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