Napoleon Bonaparte's Love Letters Sold at French Auction

Napoleon Bonaparte's Love Letters Sold at French Auction

The Drouot auction house, run by the French Ader and Aguttes houses, announced earlier this week that three love letters from Napoleon Bonaparte to his wife Josephine, were sold for a total of $575,000.

“No letter from you my adorable friend, you must have very sweet preoccupations since you forget your husband who, though in the midst of business and extremely tired thinks only and desires only you,” Bonaparte wrote in one letter sent during the Italian campaign in 1796.

The auction also included a rare Enigma encryption machine, used by Germany’s Nazis during World War II, which was sold for almost $54,000.

Source: Kataeb.org