In 2007, the American Superheroes Museum opened in Indianapolis, Indiana. Unfortunately, it didn't stay open long. it closed within a year amid financial difficulties and since that time the collection has been offered and then removed from auction twice. Antique Helper Auctions in Indianapolis
has announced a special session featuring select items from this collection on January 22. A notice on ArtFix Daily
says that this is considered to be the second largest collection of Superman-related objects and memorabilia in the world. The collection was started more than 50 years ago when the founder of the museum first started collecting. It contains Superman costumes worn by George Reeves, Christopher Reeve and Dean Cain. Some of the Superman costumes from this collection were displayed at the Indiana State Museum in 2006, during the IMAX screening of Superman Returns
The items that are up for sale have come to the auction house
after seizure by court order. The oldest costume was reportedly worn by George Reeves (1914-1959) in the old Superman television series. Although it has been estimated at over $100,000 in past auctions
, it will be auctioned off without reserve as will all of the lots. Along with the costumes, film stills, movie posters and collectibles will also be sold including a large assortment of other superhero-related memorabilia, including Batman, Spiderman, and Wonder Woman.