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Profiles in History presents their July Hollywood auction, a complete Christopher Reeve Superman costume and complete Marlon Brando “Jor-El” costume from The Superman Movies. These items are a part of the fabled Dreier Collection. The complete Christopher Reeve Superman costume consists of a long sleeve leotard of blue and red stretch jersey, a chest emblazoned with the trademark Superman “S” and an interior Bermans & Nathans label typed, matching blue stretch nylon tights with interior Bermans & Nathans label typed a yellow-painted leather belt, a long flowing cape of scarlet wool with padded shoulders and interior bias label handwritten “C. Reeve Colour B Walking,” the back having a yellow Superman “S” logo with black stitched borders; and a pair of knee-length red leather boots with zipper closures, each boot with Bermans & Nathans labels typed and handwritten “Waterproof.” The costume was originally acquired by a sub-contractor who worked as a set decorator and a special effects flying/rigging technician on the first two Superman films at Pinewood studios in London. Its ownership was later transferred to a make-up artist in Nashville, TN, whose letter of provenance will accompany this fantastic costume. This set is expected to fetch $60,000 – $80,000.
Profiles in History is auctioning off a collection of Willy Wonka & the Chocalate Factory items July 2012. These pieces are part of the Dreier Collection, and maybe the last time collectors will be given a chance to own these iconic items. The most significant of these items are Gene Wilder’s “Willy Wonka” signature costume. Originally obtained from Michael D. Beinner, Director of Field Advertising and Publicity for Paramount Pictures who was gifted the costume, which is estimated to fetch $80,000 – $120,000 USD. Check out the other set to be auctioned items below.
Captain America: The First Avenger Auction by Profiles in History in association with Marvel Entertainment will hold a “Captain America: The First Avenger” Auction at this year’s Chicago Comic Con C2E2 at McCormick Place Convention Center April 13-15, 2012. The auction will consists of over 220 lots including the incredible costumes, props and vehicles from the 2011 film. Including the Captain America hero costume worn in the ultimate incarnation of Captain America. Download catalog.
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