For collectors of Hollywood memorabilia it was a sale not to be missed – the bird statuette that was the central prop in the Humphrey Bogart 1941 classic “The Maltese Falcon” has been sold at auction.
The small figurine fetched a star studded price of just over $4 million. The lucky new owner is unknown.
Other notable items in sale that totaled just under $6 million included a 1940 Buick Phaeton from the film “Casablanca” and a Givenchy hat worn by actress Audrey Hepburn in the film “Funny Face”.
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