Imagine having so much money that you can spend over $3 million on a statue of a bird. Sure, the statue is one of two authentic set pieces from The Maltese Falcon, a cinematic legend, and described by the auction house as “arguably the most important movie prop ever,” but it’s still just a statue.
The famed statuette from THE MALTESE FALCON ('41) just sold for $3.5 million. Thank you for supporting us & the @Film_Foundation.
— TCM (@tcm) November 25, 2013
At least it’s for a good cause!