"Casablanca" Piano Sells In New York For More Than $600K

The piano used for the song "As Times Goes By" was sold to an unidentified buyer.

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    Humphrey Bogart's in "Casablanca." The piano prop from the film was sold at auction in New York Friday.

    The piano used for the song "As Times Goes By" in the classic 1942 film "Casablanca" has fetched more than $600,000 at auction.

    The 58-key upright was sold to an unidentified buyer for $602,500 at Sotheby's New York on Friday.

    Its pre-sale estimate was up to $1.2 million.

    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.

    Humphrey Bogart played Rick Blaine in the Oscar-winning World War II love story, opposite Ingrid Bergman's character, Ilsa Lund.

    In a famous flashback scene, Rick and Ilsa lean on the piano at a Paris bistro. Sam, played by Dooley Wilson, plays and sings.

    They toast as Rick says: "Here's looking at you, kid."

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