Updated: Monday, 17 Dec 2012, 7:49 AM CST
Published : Monday, 17 Dec 2012, 7:48 AM CST
NEW YORK (CNN) - For one private collector, it's the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
A buyer purchased a piano on Friday, which you may recognize from one of the most beloved scenes in all of film: the playing of "As Time Goes By" in the 1942 classic "Casablanca."
Sotheby's New York auctioned the piano for more than $600,000 Friday.
That price was a little lower than expected for the 58-key piano used in the scene with Dooley Wilson, Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart.