Casablanca Oscar could fetch $3 million at auction

  • Michael Curtiz's best director Oscar for the movie classic Casablanca is expected to sell for $2.5 million to $3 million at an auction this week, auctioneers Nate D. Sanders said on Monday.

    The Academy Award won in 1943 will be sold on June 28 by the Los Angeles-based company.

    Online bidding opened last week and has already reached more than $369,000.

    Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman and set in the Moroccan city during World War II, was named in 2007 by the American Film Institute as the third best film of the past 100 years.

    Curtiz's Oscar for directing the film was previously sold by Christie's in 2003 for $231,500 to American magician David Copperfield. 

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