Bonhams Auctioin Catalog with the Maltese Falcon

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  1. storman113

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    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    I was going to post this last week but after searching the archives I found that another member had beaten me to the punch.;)
     
  3. storman113

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    Over 4 million dollars!!!!!



    A fine feathered friend: The original Maltese Falcon, which was featured in the 1941 film noir classic starring Humphrey Bogart.

    The Maltese Falcon statue from the movie of the same name sold at auction for $4,085,00, including a buyer's premium of $585,000.

    The sale was conducted by Bonhams in New York in conjunction with Turner Classic Movies.

    The price was at the high end of expert estimates for the piece (Bonhams had declined to offer a pre-sale estimate).

    It ranks with the most expensive pieces of movie and TV memorabilia ever sold at auction. It trails the original Batmobile No. 1 from the 1960s TV show that sold for $4.6 million and the Aston Martin driven by Sean Connery in "Goldfinger" that sold for $4.1 million.

    But it far outstrips the $2 million paid for a pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz" or the $576,000 paid for an Enterprise model used in "Star Trek."

    The falcon statue was one of two made for the movie but the only one known to have appeared on film. According to Bonhams, markings on this statute, particularly a small dent from where the statue was dropped can be matched to the one on film.
     
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    The Buick from Casablanca went for $380,000, pennies compared to the Falcon.
     
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    I thought the Buick would go higher. Still, WOW for the falcon price.
     

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