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