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Napoleon’s Hat Auctioned to South Korean for $2.4 Million

Image: File picture shows a black felt two-cornered hat belonging to French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte displayed at the Osenat auction house in Paris
A black felt two-cornered hat belonging to French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte is displayed at the Osenat auction house in Paris. CHARLES PLATIAU / Reuters
Napoleon’s Trademark Topper Sells for $2.4M 0:30

A two-cornered hat that belonged to French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was sold to a South Korean bidder for 1.9 million euros ($2.4 million) at auction near Paris on Sunday. Jean-Pierre Osenat of the Osenat auction house in Fontainebleau said the buyer acquired the black "bicorne" felt hat in a sale of Napoleon-era items from the collections of the Prince of Monaco.

-- Reuters