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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 18, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

Don't Miss out on owning this Extremely Rare Collectible. Give it as a gift to yourself this holiday season or give it to someone that you you really like, and I mean really really like! :).

I do not believe this particular ring has ever been on the market before!!

Up for bid is a FANTASTIC 1940 Supermen of America Premium Prize ring.

Mathematically, this ring is considered to be the rarest superhero collectible item known to this day.

I have read several different stories of exactly how many are in existence today, and from what I gather t are only approx 13 - 17 of these rings known of in the world!!

I believe only 1,600 of these rings were originally awarded.

This ring was issued in 1940 by DC Comics and was promoted in the early Superman Action Comic issues. (I have read that it was the #3 issue and the January 1940 issue in particular).

This features Superman on the face of the ring breaking a chain. The words "SUPERMEN OF AMERICA MEMBER" circle around Superman. On the left side of the ring is a planet of some sort and the right side of the ring shows two lightning bolts.

The outside border of the face of the ring still has alot of the silver plating left.

The red enamel is about 95% complete to the naked eye in the circle around Superman.

The red enamel on the "S" logo on Superman's chest is about 75% - 80% complete.

The upper 3/4 of the lightning bolts still has the silver plating on it.

Over the rest of the ring the silverplating fades in and out.

The ring itself is in absolutely fantastic condition.

I was able to take some very detailed and great photographs of this item. The pictures speak for themselves.
The story of how this ring turned up is an interesting one. 5 years ago the current owner of this ring purchased a very old coffee can full of buttons from the early 1900's. This coffee can of buttons was purchased in Denver, CO at the estate of a couple who was in their 80's. The buttons got put on a shelf until about 2 months ago at which time the current owner emptied out the can of buttons only to find this Supermen of America Ring. They did some research on the ring and found that it was extremely rare and valuable. Now I have been put to the task of auctioning it off for them.

Payment Terms:

My preferred method of payment on this auction is by Money Order or Cashiers check. I am also accepting Paypal.

Shipping Terms:

Due to the extremely valuable nature of this collectible, I am only offering USPS Express Mail as a shipping option. Signature will be required upon delivery and shipping insurance will be mandatory. I will ship WORLDWIDE on this auction. Note to International Buyers: I could not get the eBay Shipping and Handling calculator to automatically calculate insurance cost based on the final selling price of the auction as I could with Domestic Shipping. Tfore for International Buyers ONLY, the cost of the insurance has NOT been included in the Shipping and Handling charges, the cost of the insurance will be calculated on the final selling price of the item. For Domestic Buyers the Insurance cost IS already included in the Shipping and Handling Charges.

Thanks for looking and Happy Bidding.

Please bid with Confidence.


Just a quick note. I have taken 16 high quality pictures. The pictures are hosted by . If you cannot see these pictures in the listing then chances are your firewall may be blocking the photobucket site links. This should not be a problem for most home computer users. However those of you who are trying to view this listing at your place of work, then your company may block the photobucket site and you will not be able to see the pictures. If you have this problem and do not have an alternative to viewing this listing please email me and I can also host up to 12 pictures through eBay. Thanks.

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