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Winning Bid:
$4,554.00 (Includes 15% Buyer's Premium)
Bidding Ended:
Thursday, July 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Thursday, July 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM)
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Auction #218 - Part II
Value Code:
M - $5,000 to $10,000 Help Icon
Item Description
41x77.75" three-sheet poster for original release of the 1950 Republic 15-Chapter film serial which starred Kirk Alyn in the titular role of Superman (and Clark Kent), Noel Neill as Lois Lane and Lyle Talbot as Lex Luthor/The Atom Man. This poster was to be displayed in theaters prior to display of the individual chapter one-sheets (see following item #2085) to build interest. Many smaller theaters did not have the chance to purchase the three-sheet, instead opting to wait for the one-sheets, making this larger poster much harder to come by. Nice graphics include large image of Superman flying towards the Atom Man as Atom Man shoots rays at him from bottom portion of poster. Lex Luthor is also seen at bottom in his laboratory. Poster features three additional smaller images of Superman, one w/Lois Lane, one fighting Luthor and one of Superman punching. Poster was issued in two pieces, w/top third being ever so slightly off-center as printed, but graphics/text line up for the most part. Poster has horizontal and vertical folds as issued w/scattered color touch-ups along fold lines/fold intersections. These touch-ups blend for the most part (most noticeable on red areas of Superman's boots, to title and just below Superman's chin), but faces and other main images are mostly unaffected. Margins show scattered minor restoration. As professionally restored, poster now displays Exc. w/bright, bold color. Rare. Great poster for one of Superman's earliest Silver Screen adventures. Franco Toscanini Collection.
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