LEGENDARY COMIC ACTOR WAS BORN 130 YEARS AGO. A LOOK AT ‘LITTLE TRAMP’ MEMORABILIA FROM THE HERITAGE AUCTIONS ARCHIVES.
5 NUMBER OF BUTTONS on Chaplin Schoenhut doll, circa 1925, that once belonged to agent William Morris. It sold for $8,125 at a December 2013 Heritage auction.
11WIDTH IN INCHES of Chaplin-autographed photo, dated Jan. 16, 1922. It realized $4,182 at a November 2010 Heritage auction.
14NUMBER OF SHORT FILMS Chaplin made for Essanay Studios in 1915. A one sheet for The Bank sold at Heritage for $35,850 in November 2012.
20 DAY IN MARCH 1922 Chaplin signed his memoir My Trip Abroad for a friend. The book sold for $5,000 at a March 2018 Heritage auction.
108NUMBER OF TYPED WORDS in body of 1972 letter from Chaplin to actor Glenn Ford. It sold for $1,187 at a March 2013 Heritage auction.
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