Brando’s personally-owned wooden change box, 7.75 x 4.75 x 4.75, with a brown finish and metal clasps and hinges. In very good condition, with scattered tarnishing to clasps and a few marks and dings to box. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Marlon Brando’s business manager and lifelong friend JoAn Corrales. Corrales notes that Brando gave this to her grandson as a gift, telling him that it was his father’s change box. The letter of provenance describes this story, in part: “Marlon said he would steal the change out of the box, so his father put up his shaving mirror where he could see Marlon if he took the change, and sure enough, he was caught. His father told him, ‘Look son, if you need any more change than what is in the box, I probably have some in my pocket.’ Marlon said after that incident, the joy of stealing the change was gone.” RR Auction COA.
RR Auctions Marlon Brando personally-owned wooden change box