September 20, 2018 Colt Firearms Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/20/2018
Manufactured specifically for internationally famous, Oscar-winning, Paramount Pictures film star Claudette Colbert. This fabulous Model 1908 .25 caliber pistol is completely documented in the Colt factory records as "Class A engraved", probably by Wilbur Glahn, and richly plated in gold with thick factory pearl grips noted in the Colt factory record as "Pearl with gold inlaid lettering 'CC'". Shipped to Captain E. H. Robinson, a former army bomber pilot and one of the best know technical directors of air pictures in the 1930's. Captain Robinson is seemingly one of Mrs. Colbert many admirers and presented her with this pistol as a token of esteem. This fabulous and cinema historic automatic retains nearly all of its factory bright gold plating with little, if any, wear. Gun is contained in a contemporary book casing with purple lining. Lining is somewhat worn with tender hinges. Gold plated magazine en suite with gold plated trigger and engraved grip safety. Claudette Colbert won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in "It Happened One Night" in 1934. Aside from its great rarity as a gold plated factory engraved 1908, serial No. 395472 is of incalculable film historic significance as having been the personal weapon of one of classic Hollywood's greatest female stars. CORRECTION: Barrel length corrected to 2".
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1908 Pocket
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Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $19,200.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Thursday, September 20, 2018.
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