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Cast of Lady Liberty's nose unsold

Saturday, September 25, 2010
Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Lady Liberty has been jilted at an auction of iconic items in New York City.

A copper cast of the tip of the Statue of Liberty's nose that was up for sale on Friday went unsold. The nose, which was expected to fetch between $150,000 and $200,000, was one of four made during a restoration effort in the 1980s.

Among the items that did sell was the falcon statuette in the 1941 film-noir classic "The Maltese Falcon." A spokeswoman for Guernsey's auction house says it was sold for $325,000 to a group of buyers that included actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

Two prop tablets from the movie "The Ten Commandments" carried by actor Charlton Heston during his portrayal of Moses sold for $18,000. The buyer's identity wasn't immediately known.

All prices included a 22 percent buyer's premium.

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