I photographed this Maltese Falcon statuette, used in the Humphrey Bogart movie, in March 2011 at the NRA Museum in Fairfax, and now it is being auctioned off this month. Only two of these props were ever made and the other is in a private collection. What a shame if this one disappears from the public view too. We weren't really supposed to take photos, I'm assuming for flash reasons, but I just used my phone with no flash, and am glad now that I have this souvenir.
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