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?

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