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Napoleon's hat sells for $2.1 Million to collector


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Apparently the buyer of this hat needs to shop at Goodwill, you can find old hats for a lot less money at the resale shops around here.

Napoleon’s hat sells for huge amount at auction of French emperor’s belongings​

November 20, 2023 at 2:24 AM

A faded and cracked felt bicorne hat worn by Napoleon Bonaparte sold for £1.7 million ($2.1 million) at an auction of the French emperor’s belongings.
The signature broad, black hat - one of a handful still in existence that Napoleon wore when he ruled 19th-century France and waged war in Europe - was initially valued at €600,000 to €800,000 (£525,000 - £700,000)
It was the centrepiece of Sunday’s auction in Fontainebleau, Paris, of memorabilia collected by a French industrialist who died last year.
The hat on sale was first recovered by Col. Pierre Baillon, a quartermaster under Napoleon, according to the auctioneers.