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    Chess Sets by Piero Benzoni in Gold and Silver

    Piero Benzoni has presented the exclusive and expensive chessmen and chess pieces of Historic and Artistic Collection. These luxury decorative chessmen chess pieces are available in sets for those who wish to stage their own historic battles and confrontations. These chess sets are gold plated and silver plated solid bronze. The sculptor signs each of […] More

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    Napoleon’s Engagement Ring Sold for $939,000 at Auction

    The romance between Napoleon and Josephine has proved as very interesting for one bidder at recently hold auction in Fontainebleau, south of Paris. Osenat auction house sold the engagement ring which Bonaparte gave Josephine for an amazing sum of €730,000 ($939,000). The ring which is a very ordinary one, since Napoleon had very little money […] More

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    The World’s Rarest Liquors and Moste Expensive Cognac in the World Goes Under the Hammer

    Thousands of bottles of rare cognac and other drink, some dating back to the French Revolution, went up for sale. Dutch collector Bay Van der Bunt, is selling some 5,000 unopened bottles of spirits worth more than £5 million ($7.94 million), a drinks cabinet that includes the most expensive of Cognac in the world. Among the bottles […] More

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    Bonaparte Entering Cairo by Jean-Leon Gerome For $198,000 At Rau Antiques

    Bonaparte Entering Cairo by Jean-Léon Gerome Napoleon Entering Cairo is an exquisitely rendered bronze and ivory sculpture by Jean-Leon Gerome from 1897. 16.5 inches high statue was made as a smaller version of a larger bronze statue. Gerome portrayed his subject in the gilt bronze and ivory medium known as chryselephantine. The sculpture is now […] More

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    Napoleon’s Love Letter Auctioned In Moscow

    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 […] More