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PUBLISHER: Production Used Movie Prop
COMMENTS: A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
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Captain America’s screen-matched hero USO Heater Shield used by Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger (Marvel, 2011)
A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
Captain America’s screen-matched hero USO Heater Shield used by Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger (Marvel, 2011)Captain America’s screen-matched hero USO Heater Shield used by Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger. Captain America’s signature weapon, his shield, is as much a symbol of the superhero as his renowned patriotism and integrity. The first appearance of the shield is this USO version seen during Cap’s daring rescue of Bucky (Sebastian Stan) from the Hydra base and encounter with Johann Schmidt/Red Skull (Hugo Weaving). This heater-style hero shield is constructed of an aluminum core with thin brass front and back panels, expertly studio painted and finished in red, white, and blue. The shield measures 25" x 20.25" x 0.4". The reverse side contains two padded-leather arm straps. Production marks, dents, and distress on this shield match those in the movie scene. The ability to screen match this piece to a scene is an extremely rare occurrence and the most highly-coveted classification, as it is serves as the ultimate provenance due to the irrefutable evidence that the prop was used on screen. It is believed to be the only “hero” metal version ever offered at auction. Remains in excellent screen-used condition.
Includes a certificate of authenticity.
If there's a more iconic piece of imagery in all of the vast history of Marvel comics than Captain America's shield I'd like to see it. Dating back to Cap's first appearance from 1941 the shield has been a mainstay of the character for almost 80 years. This shield, made for and used in the making of Captain America's first entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is based on it's original tri-cornered iteration, replaced with the circular shield due to complaints from rival publisher MLJ that it too closely resembled one used by their own hero "The Shield'. Even though it was only used for a brief period, this version of the shield has remained an iconic piece of Captain America's history, and because of it's nature it is unlikely that it will appear in future movies, making this one of a very small sample of screen-used shields of this type. This stellar piece would make an extraordinary addition to any Captain America or movie prop collection.
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