Tuesday, July 10, 2012

From the Napoleonic Historical Society

Letter Signed by Marechal Louis-Alexandre Berthier on January 2,1802 appointing his brother Cesar Berthier as Inspector of Revenues. In a handwritten note at the bottom left Berthier indicates that Cesar is ill and he will need to report only when he is recovered. Document is in fine condition and the signature is bold. Letter is written on Berthier’s letterhead as Minister of War.

Napoleon’s Abdication at Fontainbleau.  Framed aquatint with hand-coloring,circa 1860, on wove paper, published in Berlin, with margins. 

Sale of Napoleon's Sword at Auction
FONTAINEBLEAU, France — A gold-encrusted sword Napoleon wore into battle in Italy was sold on June 19th, 2007 for more than $6.4 million at an auction south of Paris, the auction house said.

The sword was owned by eight direct descendants of Napoleon, including Prince Victor Napoleon. Applause rang out in a packed auction hall across the street from one of Napoleon's imperial castles in Fontainebleau,a town southeast of Paris where the sword was sold. 

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