Auction News: Christopher Reeve’s Superman And Michael Keaton’s Batman Costumes Are Going On The Block

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If you happened to have recently won a small lottery and are just needing something to do with your extra cash, auctioneer Nate D. Sanders Auctions is running an auction that will end on January 26th at 5pm PST. Among the hollywood-interest lots is one of the flying Superman hero costumes worn by Christopher Reeve from the ’78 Superman, and the Michael Keaton’s Batsuit from the ’92 Batman Returns.

Reeve’s costume is opening with a minimum bid of $40,000, and Keaton’s Gotham Blacks will set you back at least $35,000. The same Batsuit had been put up for auction back in 2010 at Legends  for $50,000 – $60,000 but hadn’t sold. Sander’s auction house is an interesting choice since it’s not a focused genre house like Profiles in History or Propworx, which might have a better chance at setting and hitting the minimum bid prices by engaging with buyers most interested in high-value collectables.

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In addition to those two headliner costumes, they are also offering a range of other Hollywood items: four screen-worn Shirley Temple dresses ($10,000 – $20,000), the prototype design model for Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Ferengi cruiser ($12,000), and a range of awards including a 1950s-era Emmy ($5,000), a People’s Choice Award given to The Simpsons for best new comedy series ($3,500), and a number of medals from the Director’s Guild ($1,000 – $12,000).

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So, as with all auctions should you be interested, it’s best to go in a few days ahead of time and get pre-registered to be able to bid.

 

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