By Danny Halpin via SWNS
A complete "Superman" costume worn by Christopher Reeve in the classic films could fetch up to £500,000 ($538,016) at auction.
It is one of more than 1,500 pieces of film, television and music memorabilia worth over $11 million due to be sold.
The costume from the Superman franchise is estimated to fetch between £250,000 and £500,000 ($269,008 - $538,016).
Also up for sale are Darth Vader’s gloves from the original Star Wars - $161,400 to $269,000 and the Bible used by Tim Robbins’s character in "The Shawshank Redemption" to hide his miniature hammer -£100,000 - £150,000 ($107,603- $161,404).
Buyers can even purchase the legal title for ownership and use of the UK license plate J 8OND - £80,082 - £120,000 ($86,000- $129,123).
Auctioneers Propstore said there are also items on sale at more modest valuations, such as a Jurassic Park vehicle sticker - £500- £700($538 - $753),- a set of Marlon Brando behind the scenes photographs from the 1978 film "Superman"- £300 - £500 ($322 - $538)- and a set of autographed color pictures of different James Bond actors - £200 - £300 ($215-$322).
A percentage of the proceeds of some props from "Doctor Who," including a Light-Up New Paradigm Strategist Dalek- £8,000 - £12,000 ($8,608 - $12,912),- will go towards BBC Children in Need.
The auction is to take place between November 3-9 at BAFTA 195 in Piccadilly, central London.
Propstore said it will hold a preview exhibition at its office in Hertfordshire between October 4 and November 2 so that fans can see the props and costumes up close and ask questions to specialists.
“Following our Los Angeles Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction in June, which saw some of our best ever auction results, we’re thrilled to be back again with another incredible sale," said Stephen Lane, Propstore CEO.
"Featuring a collection over 1,500 lots, we have an amazing array of content, ranging from 'Fraggle Rock' to 'Friday the 13th' – there really is something for everyone.”
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