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Superman suit soars at US auction
Christopher Reeve in Superman
Christopher Reeve, who played Superman, died in 2004
A Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeve in the 1978 blockbuster film has sold for $115,000 (58,000) in a Hollywood film auction.

The sale, put together by the firm Profiles in History, sold more than $2m (1m) worth of film and TV memorabilia, including scripts and posters.

The Superman outfit was expected to fetch just half the amount it reached.

Other items sold included a Batsuit and an alien costume that was worn in the iconic 1979 movie, Alien.

The Batsuit, which was used in the 1995 film Batman Forever, went for $63,250 (32,000), with the Alien costume selling for $126,500 (64,000).

A rare Winkie costume, which was worn in the 1938 movie The Wizard of Oz, was sold for $115,000 (58,000).

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