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Original Superman Cape Worn by George Reeves 1950s TV Program The Adventures of SupermanGo Back
Winning Bid: $6,655.00
Winning Bid: $6,655.00
Auction ends: August 13, 2016 11:00 PM
Total price with Buyers Premium: $7,986.00
Bids count: 5
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One of the most iconic characters in American culture is no doubt Superman. Superman is a great comic-book character that has transcended into television and movies. George Reeves was an original in portraying the character in the popular 1950s television series, “The Adventures of Superman”. The show along with Reeves portrayal of “The Man of Steel,” is credited with making Superman the cultural icon he is today.
Offered is a rare and highly significant costume accessory worn by Reeves in The Adventures of Superman: an original Superman cape. Superman’s cape is the ultimate symbolic item for this uniquely American icon, and that is precisely why this cape was saved as a special keepsake by the executive producer of The Adventures of Superman.
The crimson red cap (53 x 55 inches at its widest dimensions) is made of a cotton-blend fabric and features a classic red and yellow flannel “S” patch on the reverse. The cape remains in awesome condition. This cape was purchased from the collection of world-renowned Superman collector Jim Hambrick, the owner and operator of the Supermuseum located in Metropolis, Illinois. Hambrick provided a three-page notarized letter, dated 10/5/05, detailing the cape’s history. In summary, Hambrick notes that the cape originally belonged to the executive producer Whitney Ellsworth. He later gave the cape, along with other original George Reeves/Superman worn costume pieces, to Sol Harrison, who was president of National Periodical Publications (DC Comics). Harrison, in turn, gave the cape to Bob Westerfield. Westerfield is famous today for making Metropolis, Illinois, the official “Home of Superman.” Additional paperwork relays that imagery analysis was done to confirm a photo style match on the cape.
Authentication: Supermuseum Letter of Authentication, Photo Style match research paperwork, Mears.
|Dimensions||10 × 2 × 10 in|