• Vintage Film Posters and Film  auction at Christies

    Sale 5872

    Vintage Film Posters and Film Memorabilia

    24 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 303

    Charlie Chaplin

    Price Realised  


    Charlie Chaplin
    A bamboo cane -- 29in. (73.8cm.) long, initialled in blue ink CC in an unidentified hand -- the cane is purported to have been given by Charlie Chaplin to Ben Turpin, a silent film comedian, circa 1940; accompanied by a letter from the vendor (2)

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    According to the vendor, the cane was then given to his father by Turpin when they were in a hospital in Vancouver. Turpin stated that the cane was originally owned by Chaplin and then given to him.

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