Just in time for the new Avengers movie premiere, Marvel Studios and Profiles in History will be auctioning off screen-used Captain America costumes and shields, an Iron Man suit and Thor’s hammer at its Captain America: The First Avenger auction on April 14, 2012 at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo.
Profiles in History is offering the catalog for the auction for sale for $39.50 and a digital auction catalog is also available online at the company’s website. The auction will also be available live to online bidding.
Featuring primarily props, costumes, and set pieces from the 2011 release Captain America: The First Avenger, the auction also will be featuring a few lots from Iron Man 2 and Thor. The auction features four recognizable Captain America supersuits, as well as several other costumes worn by Chris Evans and 11 shield variants.
The key item up for bid is Lot 154, the Steve Rogers Captain America hero costume and shield worn by Chris Evans in the movie, which served as his final superhero suit in the film and is the suit used in all the Marvel posters and marketing. It carries an auction estimate of $20,000-$30,000.
Chris Evans’ Captain America USO costume and shield has an estimate of $4,000-$6,000.
The Captain America costume worn by Evans in the POW rescue scene has an auction estimate of $6,000-$8,000. The lot includes a early style Cap shield.
Evan’s Captain America distressed rescue suit also has an auction estimate of $6,000-$8,000.
One early style Cap shield from the Hydra factory scene carries a $2,000-$3,000 estimate. A separate shield of the same design is estimated to sell at $2,000-$3,000. A similar shield with distress marks from the “Invaders” scene has the same auction estimate.
An unpainted silver prototype shield from Howard Stark’s laboratory has an estimate of $3,000-$5,000.
One shield offered is the frozen in ice version, which has an auction estimate of $4,000-$6,000. Lot 177 is a classic, traditional Captain America shield, expected to sell for $4,000-$6,000. Yet another battle damaged shield from the final showdown with Red Skull carries an auction estimate of $4,000-$6,000.
A distressed stunt shield of the same type from the show’s final showdown carries an estimate of $3,000-$5,000.
Do you need a Cap-cycle? Steve Rogers’ hero modified Harley Davidson motorcycle has an auction estimate of $12,000-$15,000 and a second hero motorcycle from a different scene has an auction estimate of $10,000-$12,000.
Red Skull and Hydra
Various Hugo Weaving’s Johann Schmidt/Red Skull SS costumes are expected to fetch $6,000-$8,000 each. Weaving’s bright red “Red Skull” facial prosthetics—3 in all—are expected to sell for $2,000-$3,000.
A Hydra non-functional mini-tank is expected to fetch $12,000-$15,000. Various Hydra motorcycles carry an auction estimate ranging from $3,000-$6,000. Several Hydra soldier uniforms have an auction estimate of $1,000-$1,500.
The original full-scale Mark II silver Iron Man suit from Iron Man 2 is incredibly detailed and impressive. It has an auction estimate of $60,000-$80,000. Despite its incredibly realistic paint detail, it is not actually made of iron, but it is composed primarily of fiberglass resin.
Finally, two stunt Thor Mjolnir war hammers are offered at the end of the auction from the Kenneth Branagh movie Thor, each expected to sell between $3,000-$6,000.
As with most Profiles in History auctions, expect the actual hammer prices to exceed the auction estimates. Usually for entertainment memorabilia auctions of late the hammer prices vastly exceed the estimates. The bonus of this auction is that there are plenty of costumes, shields, props, heck–even motorcycles–to go around for the die-hard Marvel Avengers fans.