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    Charlie Chaplin-Owned Cane. This stout, 36" wooden cane with metal tip and fleur de lis seal on the handle was once the property of an elderly Charlie Chaplin, and bears a resemblance to the whangee canes he made famous in his Little Tramp persona. It was given by Chaplin to a fan who was seated next to him on flight in 1972, when Chaplin was on his way to the U.S. from Switzerland to receive an honorary Oscar for career achievement, marking the end of his 20-year political exile from the States. The venerable comedian presented his cane to the man after the fellow told him how he had proposed to his wife in 1931 after a screening of City Lights; it was later passed along to a collector of Hollywood memorabilia. In Excellent condition with light wear from use. Includes Letter of Authenticity.

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    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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