Superman sculpture set to soar in NHS charity sale

Credit: Charlotte Graham Photography

A limited-edition, ‘life-size’ sculpture of comic book hero, Superman, is to go under the hammer in an online sale held in West Yorkshire this week with all the proceeds from the super sale going to NHS Charities Together for their COVID-19 Urgent Appeal.

The Superman sculpture will be on sale at Hartleys Auctions Ltd, the specialist antique and fine art auctioneers and valuers in Ilkley on May 6 at 11am.

The rare 82” high statue, currently sporting a protective mask in a nod to the global pandemic, was created from the same model produced for the 2006 promotion of Superman Returns, and is an eight-piece painted fibreglass construction. The item was kindly donated by Shane Swallow of Ossett Antiques and Valuables.

Charles Hartley, Director at Hartleys Auctions Ltd, said, “We are delighted to be hosting the special charity auction on the May 6, and hope the unique item will raise as much money as possible for the NHS. We have been inspired by so many examples of people doing what they can with what they have to support our frontline carers – and we have an auction house and a very large Superman statue! We are very grateful to everyone involved helping make this possible and look forward to welcoming everyone at the online event next week.”

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