Superman “Man of Steel” as Strong as Ever at Auction Rosemary McKittrick provides a wealth of data on prices, descriptions, pictures and auction sale dates, compiled from hundreds of auction houses. Visit LiveAuctionTalk.com.
News-Antique.com - May 13,2008 - Santa Fe, May 13, 2008--“Faster than a speeding Bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.”
If you grew up in the ‘50s you know exactly who I’m talking about--the man of steel, Superman!
Superman has used his superpowers for over 70 years now to fight bad guys, defend truth and justice--not to mention the American way.
What mother wouldn’t be thrilled to have her daughter bring Superman home to dinner?
What newspaper, if they knew his real identity, wouldn’t be overjoyed to have Clark Kent on staff?
Call me naïve. But to me, there was an element of reality about Superman. He may have started out as a comic book character, but like Batman he grew larger-than-life.
This strange visitor from another planet carried on his one-man crusades like the biblical character Moses. Fighting off the Lex Luthor’s of the world, saving the damsels in distress, he demonstrated greatness again and again right before our very eyes.
What I especially appreciate is that the strong man in tights we’ve all come to love was dreamed up by two high school boys. Talk about revelation.
Superman came to Jerry Siegel in a vision during a sleepless summer night in Cleveland in 1934 after his graduation from Glenville High School. His buddy, turned cartoonist Joe Shuster, gave Superman life with his pen.
On Jan. 29, Hake’s Americana & Collectibles in York, Pa., featured a selection of Superman collectibles in its auction. Looking through the catalog was like digging through my childhood toy box.
A promotional Superman figure made of wood composition; designed to promote Superman DC Comics to distributors and retailers; 1942; sold for $6,325.
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Photo courtesy of Hake's Americana & Collectibles.