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Sale 297 Lot 31
Sold for US$3,200

Charlie Chaplin, Benson & Hedges brass inlaid humidor early 20th century, hinged lid, fitted interiors on stand, the lid bearing brass label reads: TO UNCLE MOE, From CHARLIE CHAPLIN, OCTOBER 1925; H33" W21 1/2" D12 1/2"

Provenance: Estate of Mark B. Cohn

Other Notes: Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin (1889-1977). English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent films.

Chaplin became a worldwide icon by 1915 through his screen persona, "The Tramp", and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death in 1977. This best known picture released in 1940, The Great Dictator, a controversial satirical comedy about Hitler, Mussolini and the Nazis, Chaplin portrayal of a Jewish barber was well received. The film received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor.

It is believed that the "Uncle Moe" to whom this humidor is dedicated is Moe Howard of Three Stooges fame.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Condition statement: Minor old repairs. Scratches and scuffs consistent with age and use. Overall good condition.

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