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Casablanca piano set for auction

Jul 21, 2014 | 5:06pm EDT

The piano that Dooley Smith sang from in classic movie Casablanca is up for auction. The instrument from Rick's Cafe Americain (sic), the hang-out Humphrey Bogart's character owned in the 1942 movie, is expected to be a big seller at an upcoming memorabilia sale at Bonhams in New York. The upright went under the hammer for over $600,000 (GBP353,000) in 2012 and this time around it's expected to top $1 million (GBP588,000) when it hits the block at the Turner Classic Movies sale in November (14). It's one of 30 Casablanca items in the sale - set furniture, signed photographs and the original screenplay will also be up for grabs.

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