1942 SUPERMAN SYROCO HAND CARVED WOODEN PROTOTYPE STATUE, as well as an Original Syroco Superman Statue. The HAND CARVED PROTOTYPE IS A ONE OF A KIND. It doesn't get any Rarer, see the photos. Adolph Holstein, a skilled European immigrant woodcarver, founded the Syracuse Ornamental Company in 1890. Unable to keep up with demand for his intricate carvings, Holstein developed a process to mass-produce replicas of the carvings by compressing a mixture of wood, flour, waxes, and resins into molds.In the 1930's and 1940's the company changed its name to Syroco Inc. In 1942, Syroco released their most popular and successful figure - SUPERMAN. The Superman statues were not offered for sale: instead, they were a promotional item from DC Comics for Superman comic books to distributors and retailers. And, even more interesting, the production was limited to only 100 pieces, of which only 10-12 of these statues were actually fully painted. The remaining statues were brown with a red logo and cape. Syroco (sometimes referred to as Sirocco) statues are very fragile and are very rarely found unbroken or repaired. This accompanying statue is 5 1/2 tall, and one of the unpainted versions, with the repaired ankles. In a 1991 issue of Comicbook Marketplace magazine, an article by John Snyder refersto the Superman Syroco as "One of the most famous, desirable and rare of all the Superman collectibles", and he was referring to the actual statues, here you are offered the ONE OF A KIND PROTOTYPE!
NOTE: The last photo shows an original Syroco Superman Statue cast from this Prototype but is not included in the listing. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Check out my other items.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comic Books & Memorabilia\Other Comic Books & Memorabilia". The seller is "masteraddams" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped to United States.