LOS ANGELES – A Charlie Chaplin hat-and-cane set sold for nearly $140,000 at auction on Sunday, according to a spokeswoman for Bonhams & Butterfields.
The $139,250 bid broke a record for the most ever paid for a Chaplin hat-and-cane set, of which there are several, said Bonhams spokeswoman Janelle Grigsby.
She would not say who purchased the items.
The bowler hat was stamped with manufacturer's details inside the hatband; the cane was 32 inches long and made of bamboo, according to a statement from the auction house.
Also auctioned off were the two-headed llama from the original "Doctor Dolittle," in 1967, starring Rex Harrison ($4,780); a book inscribed by John Lennon ($9,560); a Walt Disney celluloid from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" ($8,365); and a saxophone played by former President Bill Clinton ($7,768).