I thought that I'd provide an update to all my fellow Maltese Falcon fans. In case an original Maltese Falcon prop statuette used in the film was on the top of your Christmas list, well, hate to break it to you, but you better take it off. I know, it's a tragedy (what will I ask for Christmas now?). But last week, in a classic film memorabilia auction sponsored by Turner Classic Movies, one of the two original Falcons was up for bid. It was sold at a winning price of over 4 MILLION DOLLARS.