Q: I have an old 9-inch figurine with “Chas Chaplin” engraved into the front of the base. The mark printed on the bottom is “Mark Hampton Co. Inc., 1328 Broadway, New York City, Copyrighted 1915-1910.” What is it worth?
A: Charlie Chaplin was the most famous film star in the world by the end of World War I. His legacy and star power carry on to the present day. Early 20th-century figurines like yours are collectible. A Mark Hampton Co. Charlie Chaplin figurine in good condition with the original box recently sold at auction for $275.