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Chaplin's cane sells for £47,800
Katherine Williams, a Christies auction house employee, holds up Charlie Chaplin's bamboo cane
Charlie Chaplin's cane was sold at Christe's auction house in London
A cane twirled by silent film star Charlie Chaplin in movie Modern Times has been sold for £47,800 ($92,000) to a private US buyer at a London auction.

Two moustaches worn by Chaplin in his Hitler satire The Great Dictator fetched £11,950 and £17,925 each.

One of the first Star Wars stormtrooper helmets made for creator George Lucas fetched £13,145 from a US trade buyer.

And the Moon Buggy from James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever was bought by Planet Hollywood for £23,900.

Planet Hollywood chairman Robert Earl said: "We're very excited to get this important piece and will be driving it straight back, where it's going to our new Las Vegas casino."

The buggy had fallen into disrepair but was restored by its owner.

Moon buggy

A coat of arms belonging to Blofeld, a character played by the late Telly Savalas in James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service, fetched £16,730.

The stormtrooper helmet was used in the original Star Wars film and follow-up The Empire Strikes Back.

More recent memorabilia on sale in Tuesday's auction included the rhinestone-studded tracksuit and knuckle-duster ring worn by Sacha Baron Cohen's TV character Ali G.

And Goons radio scripts dated between 1956 and 1957 were also for sale - one from The Mighty Wurlitzer, one of Spike Milligan's favourite shows.

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