SUPERMAN EXTREMELY RARE DC PROMOTIONAL FIGURAL ASHTRAY.
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Auction #210 - Part II
Item numbers 1271 through 3109 in auction 210
One of the most sought after of all Superman items is the 1942 Syroco-like wood composition figure that was designed by legendary Superman artist Wayne Boring to promote Superman to DC Comics' distributors and retailers. This came in two versions, brown w/red accents and fully painted in red/blue costume. While both are rare, they pale in comparison to this ashtray version which is one of only two known to us as documented in Hake's Pop Culture guide. Overall size is 4x5.5x6.25" tall, figure itself is 5.5" and attached, as produced, to the back of the ashtray base. Entire piece has been professionally repainted in colors that match near perfectly to the original. The only other known ashtray was used as a color guide for this repainting. While that other example has original paint it also has restoration done at the ankles where it was broken. The example we are offering has no such repair. Displays NM. This is the actual example shown in the Official Price Guide To Pop Culture Memorabilia by Ted Hake. We sold this very same example in our March, 2012 auction for $8,625. The winning bidder (now the consignor) has decided to part w/it and has set a very reasonable opening based on its rarity and their initial investment. A must have for the serious Superman collector.
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