George Reeves Superman Costume Up For Auction

Bonhams auction house has listed an original Superman costume worn by George Reeves in the “Adventures of Superman” TV series up for auction.

The smoky blue wool long-sleeved leotard with a stitched-on red and yellow felt Superman “S” logo on the center chest, bears an interior “Western Costume Co.” label inscribed “No. 99-2471-1 / Name: George Reeves / Chest: 44,” with a red silk cape attached to the collar of the tunic and a similarly stitched felt Superman “S” logo on the cape, with matching form-fitting stirrup pants and a pair of red trunks.

Accompanied by a color photograph of George Reeves wearing the costume, the costume was gifted to Robert Westerfield by DC Comics; sold by him to another; and acquired by the present owner.

The costume is expected to fetch between US$100,000-$150,000.

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