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.