Superman IV Christopher Reeve Special Effect Flying Costume Auctioned Off

Over 800 items from Hollywood memorabilia including exceptional screen worn wardrobe, props, photographs, jewelry and celebrity owned items were offered at at Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills Gallery on April 5 and 6, 2013. The highlight of the auction was Superman IV Christopher Reeve special effect flying costume, sold for $35,000, 10% more than the suit’s original estimate.

The distinctive multi-piece bodysuit consists of a custom blue knit leotard with the stylized Superman logo sewn into the front, a zipper closure in back, and an embroidered Bermans and Nathans costumer tag with faded typed text reading “Christopher Reeve – 4913 Flying – Superman IV.”

Christopher Reeve’s Superman suit auctioned for $35,000


The costume was brand new to the market, having remained in a private British collection for 26 years.

In addition to the Christopher Reeve Superman costume, other memorabilia up for auction pertaining to the Man of Steel included a pair of reference boots from “Superman: III” (selling for $5,760) and a cut sheet signed by “Adventures of Superman” star, George Reeves (selling for $384).

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.


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