Napoleon’s love letter goes under the hammer in Moscow

Dictators are always known for their power craze and barely for their romantic nature. But they can be in love too! While a love letter over the internet today may not be worth a lot, but if it has been penned by Napoleon Bonaparte, the name alone will get cash registers ringing. Dated June 8, 1796 and addressed to Josephine, Russian-auction house Gelos brought the precious piece of literature under the hammer for the second time around. Owned by great granddaughter of a general the letter made it from Russia to Germany after WWII, the letter fetched $120,000 in 2006. The letter is estimated at $119,000 this time around.
[RT And Ruvr]

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