One of the most recognizable emblems in pop culture, superhero Captain America’s iconic shield has sold at auction for a super price: $259,540.
The shield is the “hero prop” that actor Chris Evans used in Marvel’s 2019 blockbuster Avengers: Endgame, and was the star item offered in Hake’s November 2-3 auction of entertainment and historical memorabilia, which realized a record-breaking $3.3 million.
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Opening at $20,000, the winning bid for the star-emblazoned shield, out of 17 made, includes an 18 percent buyer’s premium. It was bought by Wilmot “Wil” Creasy, a commercial analyst with Creasy Group, a Western Australia business focused on mining and metals exploration and investment. Creasy now adds the iconic aluminum piece to his burgeoning pop-culture portfolio, which also reportedly includes extremely rare Pokémon cards.
“This was one of those rare times when we did not assign a pre-auction estimate. We knew the collectors would have the final say and wanted to cast no expectation. But we also knew the potential for something special was there. And that is what happened, a new auction house record for any Marvel movie prop. And well deserved, this was one of the most amazing items Hake’s has offered in its 45-year history, and that is saying something considering the millions of items we have handled,” said Hake’s President Alex Winter.
“From the moment we had the shield in-hand, we promoted it everywhere, culminating in its in-person appearance at the Baltimore Comic Con, where it was the star of the show,” Winter said. “And from the day it went online, the bids started coming in, but it was the final day that…