I have acquired a desk that was supposedly a prop in Superman the Movie, shot in Calgary, Alberta. I would like some way to authenticate if it's the original.

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    Hi, welcome to SF&F. I assume you've tried watching the movie? What details are you looking for that would help you decide it's the original prop and not a replica?
    – DavidW
    Mar 4, 2020 at 17:40
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    This would be a far more interesting question if you posted a picture/s of the desk you've bought and explained why you think it is/isn't genuine
    – Valorum
    Mar 4, 2020 at 18:06
  • keep us updated - would be interested to know what the results are (for privacy sake, you could delete this question and ask a new one simply saying "is this desk the same one" and not get into who is in possesion of said item). Good luck - hope it turns out positive - that would be cool
    – NKCampbell
    Mar 4, 2020 at 18:35
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    I agree that posting your own picture of the desk would be interesting. Mar 4, 2020 at 19:35

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This page has some images (click to enlarge).

Superman confronts Luthor at his desk Luthor at his desk with henchmen

Luthor's desk in the background Superman fighting in front of the desk



Here are some screenshots from movie-screencaps.com. You can see a front shot and a back shot, although the desk is covered in Lex's evil doings, including used orange paper cups.

front shot of the desk and Lex Luthor, who is reading a document, facing the walls of books

back shot of the desk, several documents have been put on it, including a newspaper; several lit lamps

roughly the same picture as above, but now with Superman in the middle of the room

Really the only details I can see are the edge trims.

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