THE MALTESE FALCON AUCTION COULD SET A NEW RECORD

One of the most collectible film props in history is up for auction again: the namesake statuette from The Maltese Falcon. Bonham’s is auctioning off the treasure on November 25 and the last time it sold in the 90’s, it went for $398,500. It’s odd that Bonham’s doesn’t mention whether the statue is resin or lead, but there are supposed to be two lead versions weighing 47 pounds and one resin statue at four and a half pounds, in circulation today. The lead statue proved too heavy for the diminutive Humphrey Bogart to carry around on camera so the resin copy was created. This falcon up for auction once belonged to actor Robert >Conrad, who was given it by Jack Warner for some reason. When Conrad died in 1994 it started bouncing around. Will is sell for a million dollars?

Posted by Janet on August 8, 2013

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  1. By CherokeeDawg
    On August 8, 2013 at

    When did Robert Conrad pass away? Did you mean William Conrad?

  2. By abe
    On August 8, 2013 at

    why is this?
    ISN’T THE AMERICAN SOCIETY NOT POOR ENOUGH YET?

  3. By georgie
    On August 8, 2013 at

    I love that movie! And the book!

  4. By Hello
    On August 9, 2013 at

    Because in america there is a company that makes money from a printer. And the americans pay the interest from what they print.

  5. By Hello
    On August 9, 2013 at

    Abe, In america there is a company that endlessly prints money. And the american public endlessly pay interest on it.

  6. By Denise
    On August 9, 2013 at

    Fabulous movie and book. Can’t believe the “dingas” (sp?) would go for a million.

  7. By Toby flenderson
    On August 10, 2013 at

    Robert Conrad is NOT dead. Does not help credibility to get something so easy to check…wrong.

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