Napoleon’s Love Letter Auctioned In Moscow

Napoleon's Love Letter
Napoleon’s Love Letter

The  letters are a real rarity in this age of modern communication. Therefore worth more! Dictators are generally known for their power and a folly, rather than the outpouring of loves and romantics. Then imagine the value of a letter written by Napoleon Bonaparte addressed to his first wife Josephine de Beauharnais in 1796. This love letter goes on sale March 4 by the next oldest auction house existing Russian, Gelos.

In his letter, the future French emperor and military genius, then 26, confesses to Josephine, then 32, that glory is a value to him only because it flatters her, and complains that her feelings toward him are nothing but a whim. Someone could tell that the letter is full of passion and reproach.

The love letter of one of the most illustrious couples in history had already been sold for $120,000 in 2006 and for $445,000 at Christie’s art auction two years later. And now, its estimate is $119,000. The starting price for its part, is set at $50,000.

Besides the letter, about 800 art objects have been listed for the Moscow’s Gelos art auction this year. Launched in 1988, Gelos now holds 120 auctions a year, selling more than 50,000 objects. [Gelos]

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.


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