Last Updated on 5/14/2005 by bidz

Want to be the world’s greatest (that’s a pun for those who know) Batman memorabilia collector? Looks like you might need some cash to get this one:

World’s Greatest Batman Collection Offered for Sale

Wednesday May 11, 5:20 am ET
Rare Opportunity to Own Batman Scriptwriter’s Unique Estate of Some 4500 Items

NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire/ — In a rare opportunity for investors, collectors and Batman fans around the globe, the World’s Greatest Batman Collection is being offered for sale. This once-in-a-lifetime sale will coincide with next month’s release of the new Batman movie, ‘Batman Begins.’

This very passionate, personalized collection containing some 4500 pieces of treasured Batman and Superhero memorabilia is being sold as part of the estate of the late Ian Mansfield Rothkerch. The estate also includes sports collectibles, rare coins, jewelry, silver and china. It will only be sold in its entirety, as Mr. Rothkerch intended. Offers for individual items will not be considered.”

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Last Updated on 4/10/2005 by bidz

From comes a small sampling of recent prices for Batman collectibles, including $664.00 for a MIB 1967 Aurora Penguin Model Kit:

Price Guide: Batman Collectibles — Prices realized

From Barbara Crews,
Your Guide to Collectibles.
Spring 2005

“A sampling of prices for Batman collectibles and memorabilia from eBay auctions. All auctions had multiple bidders.”

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