'Maltese Falcon' statue up for auction at 1mln pounds

Aug 07, 2013, 23:41 IST | ANI

A 12-inch falcon statue, which appeared in the 1941 Humphrey Bogart's Hollywood classic 'The Maltese Falcon', is all set to go under the hammer and is expected to fetch over 1 million pounds.

The 50lbs lead statue was the object of desire of Bogart’s private detective character, the Daily Express reported.

The protagonist believed the statuette to be a priceless, jewel-encrusted solid gold antique in the flick, but in the end it turned out to be a fake.

The auction will take place at Bonhams in NYC on November 25. 

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