Lonely Lady: Cast of Liberty's Nose Unsold at Manhattan Auction

Saturday, Sep 25, 2010  |  Updated 10:30 AM EDT
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Lonely Lady: Cast of Liberty's Nose Unsold at Manhattan Auction

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The front of the Statue of Liberty is viewed during a media tour to the crown on May 20, 2009 in New York. On July 4, 2009 the crown was reopened for the first time since the September 1, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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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 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 find a suitor 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 playing Moses was sold for $18,000. The buyer's identity was not immediately known.

All prices included a 22 percent buyers premium.

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