Statuette From 1941 Classic Film to Sell in NYC

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A statuette featured in the 1941 movie “The Maltese Falcon” is being offered for sale at a New York City auction.

Bonhams says the black figurine of a Maltese falcon is the highlight of the Nov. 25 auction. It did not provide a pre-sale estimate.

It was the most important movie prop of the classic John Huston film, starring Humphrey Bogart as a private eye.

Bonhams says it’s the only version known to have appeared in the movie. It’s etched with a Warner Bros. inventory number.

It’s been featured at the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The auction house says it’s the first time it has come to auction.

Its current owner has had the statuette for decades. (AP)

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