Monday, May 14, 2012
Profiles In History To Auction Christopher Reeve 'Superman' Collection And Original Willy Wonka Items
Joe Maddalena and his team at Profiles In History have been selected to sell the Drier Collection. According to the press release, because of the size of the collection, it will take nearly two years to sell the items.
Take the jump to see what some of the items are that will be up for sale.
· The most significant Christopher Reeve “Superman” collection in private hands
· Michael Jackson’s signature leather costume from his “Bad” tour
· The most important Willy Wonka collection extant
· Signature Costumes and Props from such legendary films as Star Trek, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, X-Men, Batman, Austin Powers to name a few
About this collection, Joe Maddalena said,
“This is a monumental offering, and it is a collection that commands every adjective you can think of – impeccable, amazing, phenomenal, diverse, top quality. Even the most seasoned collector will be blown away by the collection’s depth, breadth and level of importance.”
While we can easily geek out over the Superman and Batman items that will be up for auction, the ones that really have me excited are the items from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Take a look at a couple of the items that will be up for auction.
The Everlasting Gobstopper you see above is one of only two that are known to exist. Other items from Willy Wonka that will be put up for auction include a Golden Egg, Golden Ticket, Scrumdidilyumptious bar and the only known original Oompa Loompa costume.
I want it nowwww.
The Profiles In History team recently had great success with their Captain America: The First Avenger auction at C2E2 in Chicago. It was there that one Captain America costume sold for a whopping $228,000. (Dear looordy that's a lot of money.) It would not surprise me if many of these items fetch just as large a sum.
With the success of their Syfy television series, Hollywood Treasure, you can expect lots of attention to be paid to this auction in July. If you are interested in bidding on any of these items, or ordering a catalog for the auction, head to www.profilesinhistory.com.
What say you?
POPped with Slugworth
Here's a glimpse at that last time we payed a visit to Profiles In History.