Kurt S. Adler, Inc. Superman Christmas Stocking


This is a Christmas stocking featuring classic Superman artwork released by Kurt S. Adler, Inc. It is undated, but I believe it’s from the late 1990s/early 2000s; it has the original Toys R Us price tag of $7.99. What made it stand out for me when I bought it is that the artwork is based on this golden age Superman pin-up premium. According to Hake’s Americana, these premiums were issued by DC Comics from the early 1940s through the early 1970s. I believe that artwork is by Wayne Boring, but it’s unsigned/uncredited. The fabric is screen printed with Superman logos in the background which was then quilted with a thin foam layer insde. The Superman figure is somewhat dimensional… the cape is a separate quilted piece sewn onto the background, and the quilted Superman figure is sewn on top.

Since I am a good boy, the inside of the toe of the stocking isn’t stained with coal dust.


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