Lot #1030 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Stuart Freeborn Collection: Superman (Christopher Reeve) Special Effects Head and Tea Chest

Stock #134330

This lot will be auctioned on Thursday, November 11th. The auction will begin at 3:00pm GMT and lots are sold sequentially via live auctioneer; tune in to the live streaming broadcast on auction day to follow the pace. Note other lots in the auction may close on November 9th or November 10th.

A Superman (Christopher Reeve) SFX head and tea chest from Richard Donner's superhero film Superman. This head was used on a life-sized model of the Kryptonian hero for SFX shots in Superman and Superman II. These items originally came from the collection of legendary make-up artist Stuart Freeborn.

The fibreglass-and-foam lifecast head features remnants of a pink-painted finish, much of which has worn away. The wood and metal tea chest is decorated on one side with "Superman" in black stencilled letters. The head sustained damage during filming, and the ears are missing. There are several cracks and signs of corrosion present on the chest. Dimensions (head): 23 cm x 30 cm x 36 cm (9" x 11¾" x 14¼"); (chest): 51 cm x 41 cm x 60 cm (20" x 16¼" x 23½")

Estimate: £800 - 1,200 M

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

This item is on consignment and is sold under the margin scheme for collector's items; no VAT is due.
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