"SUPERMAN" PROMOTIONAL SIGN ANNOUNCING 1940 SUNDAY PAGE DEBUT IN CLEVELAND "PLAIN DEALER" NEWSPAPER.
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Auction #214 - Part II
Item numbers 1008 through 2793 in auction 214
11.5x14.5" cardboard sign features large and bold "Superman Comes To Cleveland" title at top w/additional text on the sign reading "This Feature Comic Is The One All The Girls And Boys Have Been Waiting For! - He Amazes The World With His Spectacular Feats Of Daring And Strength - Superman In Full Color Every Sunday...Beginning January 21st In The Plain Dealer - Newest-Most Exciting Adventure Strip." Running along nearly the entire right half is nearly 12" tall full figure image of Superman w/a pair of 2x2" blocks w/action scenes at left, one showing Superman throwing a car, the other of him flying over a house. Further tying into Superman history is the fact that the "Plain Dealer" was the newspaper of Cleveland, OH., hometown of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Sign has some corner foxing and scattered margin dust soiling. Upper left corner has some creasing and 5/8" tear w/archival tape repairs to reverse. Sign still displays Fine. Rare, only the second example we've sold in our 48 years (our last example sold for $3,042.00 in 2003).
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