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Napoleon’s hat sold for €1.9m

One of the Emperor’s iconic bicornes sold for four times its original estimate

ONE of Napoleon’s bicorne hats has sold at auction for nearly €1.9million – four times the guide price.

A collector from South Korea bought the hat, which is one of about 19 of the iconic hats still in existence.

It was part of a sell-off of a collection of Napoleonic artefacts by the royal family of Monaco, which plans to use the money on renovations for the palace.

It was among items including cutlery and medals, a lock of his hair, and other clothing like a red scarf that he used to wrap round his head in exile on Saint Helena, some stockings and a shirt.

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