Casablanca' Piano sold for more than USD 600,000

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

The 58-key upright was sold to an unidentified buyer for USD 602,500 at Sotheby's here, reported Huffington Post.

Its pre-sale estimate was up to USD 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 USD 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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