The news of an odd or wacky antiques and collectibles museum going out of business always plucks a heart strings. Feelings or regret quickly turn to joy when auction results reward the former owner/collector/curator with a tidy nest egg. Such is the case with Dane Nash and his American Superhero Museum. Once a repository for modern day American folk heroes, the museum was one man’s 40 year collection of amazing superhero-themed collectibles, movie props and nostalgia.
The Jan. 22 auction offered hundreds of lots, the highest grossing of which was an actual model of the Batmobile used in 1989′s Batman:
Price Realized: $12,000 via Artfact.com
Online for just four days, the sale attracted hundreds of online bids from collectors around the world. The top-selling memento of the now-defunct museum was a life-size replica of the 1989 Batmobile from Batman starring Michael Keaton.
Built on a 1985 Corvette chassis with a Corvette engine, the car was estimated to bring between $5,000 and $10,000. Thanks to the efforts of one dedicated fan, the Batmobile sold online for $12,000.
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