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Superman Collectibles: "A Superhero of Antiques!"


Superman has become a beloved icon of American entertainment, and likewise the character itself has flourished in the form of collectibles. From phonographs to figurines, PEZ dispensers to tin trays, the image of Superman adorns a variety of relics from the past, all with varying degrees of value and worth. Superman collectibles, however, are only half of the story...

The first Superman character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster was not a hero, but rather a villain. Their short story "The Reign of the Super-Man" concerned a bald-headed villain, somewhat reminiscent of Flash Gordon's Ming the Merciless, bent on dominating the world. The story did not sell, forcing the two to reposition their character on the right side of the law. In 1935, their Superman story was again rejected by newspaper syndicates wanting to avoid lawsuits, who recognized the character as being a slightly altered Hugo Danner, the lead character from Philip Wylie's 1930 novel Gladiator. An upstart publishing company, DC Comics printed another of their creations, Dr. Occult, who made his first appearance in New Fun Comics #6, October 1935. DC decided to take a chance with Superman, figuring if any lawsuits were filed, they would just drop the feature. The rest, as they say, is history, and what we're left with now is a vast breadth of Superman collectibles that span every area of interest imaginable.

But how do you assess such an overwhelming range of antiques and collectibles?

The bottom line for the value of anything, Superman collectibles included, is that any item is only worth the greatest amount another interested party is willing to give for it. When it comes to our beloved iconic superhero, uniqueness is key, with an emphasis on rarity being the deciding factor in overall value.

For almost as long as Superman has existed, so existed have collectors of his wonderous image. That being said, the market for collectibles is equally rich with history, as manufacturers will always strive to meet the demands of their consumers. It goes without saying that the older a Superman collectible is, the better... but sometimes exclusiveness can be just as profitable. Always keep an eye out for strange and unusual manifestations of the Superman character, and as a good rule of thumb if the item seems to defy your own expectations of product normalcy, chances can be pretty good that others will share your curious interest too, which translates as value in the market place.

Interested in becoming a dealer of Superman collectibles yourself? Do the research! You never know where that Man of Steel might take you!