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Casablanca piano fetches $600,000 at auction

ANI  New York, December 15, 2012
First Published: 12:06 IST(15/12/2012) | Last Updated: 20:02 IST(15/12/2012)
The piano, which was used for the song As Times Goes By in the classic 1942 film Casablanca, has been sold for more than 600,000 dollars at an auction.
 
The 58-key upright was sold to an unidentified buyer for 602,500 dollars at Sotheby’s New York on Friday, the New York Post reported.
 
Its pre-sale estimate was up to 1.2 million dollars. It was offered by a Japanese collector on the film’s 70th anniversary.
 
The collector purchased the movie prop at a Sotheby’s auction in 1988 for 154,000 dollars.
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