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Press Release - September 27, 2005
Holy Bat-Tights! Heritage to Auction Original Batman and Robin Costumes!
DALLAS, TEXAS: Heritage Music & Entertainment Auctions (HMEA) will auction an original Batman costume and an original Robin costume, as worn by Adam West and Burt Ward respectively, both from the legendary 1960s TV show, in their upcoming Signature auction, to be held October 8, 2005 in Dallas, TX.
"These are truly a Bat-fan's dream come true," said Doug Norwine, Director of HMEA. "From 1966 through 1968, TV viewers were treated to the larger-than-life adventures of Batman and Robin, brought to glorious full-color life by Adam West and Burt Ward. An instant hit, the show featured some of the biggest stars of the day in a dazzling array of cameos as Batman's vile villains. Still rerun on stations across the globe, this is a show that captivated the hearts and minds of countless children around the world."
"Offered here," Norwine continued, "are two original costumes from this landmark show, each one worn by the original actors. The Batman costume is complete with the cowl, cape, bodysuit, trunks, boots, gloves and the ever-important utility belt, while the Robin outfit comes with mask, cape, tights, green shirt, trunks, vest, belt, gloves and boots. Both outfits are in great shape, and would be the crown jewel of any Bat-collection. Best of all, the Batman costume comes with a Letter of Authenticity signed by Adam West, while the Robin costume is accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity signed by Burt Ward. And just in time for Halloween, to boot! What can I say but, 'Holy Once-In-A-Lifetime-Opportunity, Batman!'"
Each costume carries a pre-auction estimate of $35,000 - $40,000.
Prospective consignors and sellers of top-end entertainment and music memorabilia are invited to call Doug Norwine at 1-800-872-6467 ext. 452 or John Hickey at 1-800-872-6467 ext. 264 to discuss their material. Or visit HeritageGalleries.com and click on the "Sell Now" tab. Or simply email Doug Norwine at DougN@HeritageGalleries.com or John Hickey at JohnH@HeritageGalleries.com.
Movie poster consignors, please call Grey Smith at 1-800-872-6467, ext. 367 or email GreySm@HeritageMoviePosters.com.
For more information about Heritage's auctions, and a complete record of prices realized, along with full-color, enlargeable photos of each lot, please visit HeritageGalleries.com.
To reserve your copy of any Heritage auction catalog, please contact Nicole Jewell at 1-800-872-6467, ext. 272, or visit HeritageGalleries.com to order by email.