Superman Secret Chamber ring could bring more than $6,000

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2015-06-26 13:02:31

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Superman Secret Chamber ring could bring more than $6,000

A rare 1940s Secret Chamber ring is to star in a collection of Superman memorabilia

A rare 1940s Secret Chamber ring is to see the highest bids in an upcoming auction of Superman collectibles.

The online auction has already opened for bidding and will close on November 15. It features a superb collection of vintage Superman memorabilia, including action figures,comics and a screen-worn shirt.

Superman Secret Chamber Ring Defense Club auctionThe ring originally cost just two bottle caps and 10c

The ring originates from 1941 and was produced by Ostby & Barton of Rhode Island as part of a promotion offer for the Superman Defense Club milk program. It originally cost two bottle caps and 10c.At a recent auction an example in very fine condition sold for $8,855.

The specimen at auction is one of 10 known, according to the auction house, and is one of just two in near mint condition. Made from brass, it features a snap off cover with the Superman "S" at the upper left, with a well-struck image of Superman in the lower right. It will sell with a $6,000 starting bid.

Two more Secret Chamber rings will be offered in the sale, both of which are in poorer condition than the above example. They will sell with $3,000 and $2,000 estimates, respectively.

Also featuringis an oversized long-sleeved T-shirtworn by Lois Lane (Teri Hatcher) in the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. In excellent condition it is offered at just $150+.

A further highlightwill be an original first issue Mego action figure, with a rare large Superman insignia on its chest. Created in 1972 and complete with in its original blister pack, it is expected to realise $1,000+. A example in better condition sold for $2,893 in the auction house's last sale.

Now could be a good time to buy Superman memorabilia, with the hero's memorabiliaexpected to see renewed interest upon the release of theMan of Steel filmin 2013. Paul Fraser Collectibles is currently offering an autographed cardstock photograph from Christopher Reeve, the definitive Superman.

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