Napoleon’s stock value is rising as we near the bicenntenial of the battle of Waterloo in 2015.
A cache of Napoleonic memorabilia went on auction this weekend near the château de Fontainebleau. “Nearly 1,000 objects were for sale, including weapons, portraits, letters, the emperor’s cologne bottles, a knife used in a foiled assassination attempt and even his stockings,” according to The New York Times.
One of the most prized objects for sale was one of Napoleon’s signature bicorn hats.
The auction should further fuel excitement among Napoleonic history enthusiasts, many of whom are already preparing to participate in a reinactment of the battle of Waterloo next summer.
The New York Times reports on the auction.