Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
The Robin Hunt Collection
Various souvenirs (9) affixed to and presented on paper (c250x365mm.), presently mounted within card: "Leaves from the willow tree above the grave of Napoleon of St. Helena", "Piece of the tree under which the Emperor bivouacked the night he landed from Elba 1815", "Hairs from the man of the horse which Napoleon rode a the Battle of Austerlitz 1805", "Piece of the funeral car of the Emperor Napoleon Died 1821", rosette "Found on the field of Waterloo", "Beaver from the Emperor's hat. 1833", "Gathered from the grave of Ney, Marshal of the Empire, Executed 1815", "From the grave of Henri Labedoyère, Marshal of France. Executed 1815" and "From the grave of Perignon, Marshal of France. Died 1818"; the later three being pressed flowers or foliage. Some foxing to page and one or two minor pieces missing otherwise a superb item with a tangible sense of history.
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