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Sell Your French Legion of Honor Medal Chevalier Knight Degree
The National Order of the Legion of Honour (French: Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur), formerly the Royal Order of the Legion of Honour (Ordre royal de la Légion d’honneur), is the highest French order of merit, both military and civil. Established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, it has been retained (and slightly altered) by all later French governments and régimes.
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French Legion of Honor Medal Chevalier Knight Degree. Sold for nearly $5,000.
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Henry VIII Document Signed as King of England — Offering Cardinal Lorenzo Campeggio the See of Salisbury — Campeggio Was Appointed to Decide Henry’s Infamous Divorce Shortly After This Appointment
Rare and desirable Henry VIII document signed as King of England and France and as Defender of the Faith. Document appoints Cardinal Lorenzo of Campeggio to the See of Salisbury, which had been promised to him in 1518 and received on 2 December 1524. Shortly thereafter, Campeggio became a key player in Henry VIII’s famed divorce from Catharine of Aragon, caught in the unenviable position of having to choose between Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (and Catharine’s nephew) or Henry VIII. Upon seeking a divorce from Catharine, Henry VIII sought nullification from the Pope, who dispatched Campeggio to England to settle the matter. Under enormous pressure from both sides, Campeggio denied the divorce, which sparked Henry VIII to strip Campeggio of his title. Campeggio did however, keep his life — after the decision, the Pope gave Campeggio the castle in Dozza, Italy and Charles took Campeggio’s family under his protective wing. Supremely rare 16th century document measures 13″ x 14.75″. In very good condition with folds throughout, small holes at folds and chips along left side. Nice, bold signature by Henry VIII. Sold for $49,374.
Napoleon Bonaparte letter signed with exceptional content regarding funding his vast armies which, by 1811 when this letter was written, encompassed almost all of Europe and with preparations to invade Russia in the works. Dated 21 April 1811, letter translates in part, ”Count Mollien, I cannot sign this partial decree. It is necessary that you agree beforehand with the Minister of War Administration. It results from your report that, if you paid 4/5th of the 42 millions, he would have received only 27 million, and that you had 40 million paid. But the minister’s budget, considering the extraordinary arming which is being done, must be increased to 160 millions. Thereupon, I pray to God that he keeps you under his Holy protection. / Napoleon”. Single page measures 7.25” x 9”. Folds and light uniform toning, overall near fine. Sold for $5,125.
Napoleon Bonaparte letter signed, with an exceptionally large signature filling half the page. Bonaparte writes to one of his closest allies in the French government, Michel-Louis-Etienne Regnaud de Saint-Jean d’Angely, who then served as president of the Interior at the Council of State.
Datelined Paris on 3 January 1810, Napoleon writes in part, translated from the French, ”I read with interest the table you sent to me on the situation of the budget of cities in 1808. This leads me to extend the measure and to submit to the Council of State the budgets of cities whose income does not rise more than 5000 francs. I see that the cities have 14 million of assets and 85 million of liabilities…I would like you to send me a report on these debts on the mechanism adopted to the amortization fund to turn them off and on what there would be to do for that and to bring them up to date. I see that the municipal expenses amount to 8 million which seems to me a very high sum. Reviewing the table, I see the City of Niort, which is paid for 216 thousand francs in annuities and the granting of which is 140 thousand francs. There must be something against the law about this amount because the grant from Niort cannot return 140,000 francs…”
Two page document on a single sheet measures 7.25” x 9”. Ink stain at bottom of second page, and shallow folds, else near fine. Sold for $5,000.
Napoleon Bonaparte document signed as Commanding General of the Army of Italy, dated 1797 at which time Napoleon was a rising star in French politics, even remotely coordinating a coup against Royalists in Paris. Partly printed document features a military vignette at top, and Napoleon’s title as General in Chief of the Army of Italy. Untranslated text in French concludes with Napoleon’s bold signature, ”Bonaparte”. Measures 9.25” x 15”. Small separations starting at folds and mild dampstaining in spots; overall very good plus condition. Sold for $4,061.
Document signed by Napoleon Bonaparte, who boldly signs ”Bonaparte” at upper left, a signature he used as he was gaining power in the early 1800’s. Document in French concerns the memorial service of a member of the French army. Measures 7.75” x 12”, matted and framed to 13.75” x 18”. Slight detachment to upper corner of frame and uniform toning to document. Very good condition. With PSA/DNA COA. Sold for $3,125.
Marquis de Sade autograph letter signed, penned from Paris on 2 February 1793 shortly before his imprisonment related to the Reign of Terror. In French, Sade recommends a friend, translated in full, ”Citizen d’Anetoville who is good enough to undertake my business with you will explain to you, my dear lawyer, what it is all about. This very upright gentleman who is good enough to make such a long trip practically just for me will, I hope, bring back from you all that I expect. I urgently request that during his stay in your city you render him every assistance within your power, and I shall consider everything which you are good enough to do for him as a personal favor to myself. I am always, with friendship, your fellow citizen and friend…Sade”. Letter on bifolium, card-style stationery measures 6.25” x 8” as folded. With docketing by recipient on verso. Light wear, overall very good condition. Sold for $3,000.
King Charles II Restoration Period Letter Signed
Charles II letter signed “Charles R” as reigning King of England. Letter is datelined Whitehall, 1 April 1672. Addressed to the Attorney or Solicitor General, letter reads in part, “prepare a Bill for Our Royall signature…containing a Grant to Sir Frescheville Holles and Henry Smith…Walk & Baylywick in Our New Forest…” Countersigned by Secretary of State John Trevor. Single-page letter measures 7.5″ x 12″. Moderate foxing, separations at folds repaired with tissue to verso and remnants of prior mounting on sides of verso. A modern pencil notation to lower left corner shows the dates of Charles’ life and reign. Very good condition. Sold for $1,472.
King Louis XVI of France Document Signed From 1781
King Louis XVI untranslated document signed. Dated 1781, he signs “Louis” to the partially-printed military document. Sold for $1,283.
Famed French Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel 1896 Autograph Letter Signed
French physicist and Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel autograph letter signed, dated 14 November 1896. Most noted for assisting Marie and Pierre Curie in the discovery of radioactivity, Becquerel pens this letter in French seven years before winning the Nobel Prize in Physics. In part, “…What I feared might happen, has happened…The order of the day calls for the presentation of candidates for the position of Professor of Design…” Measures 4.75″ x 7.25″ on one page, with minor toning. Near fine. Sold for $1,182.
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French Legion of Honor Medal Chevalier Knight Degree