A pair of stockings that Napoleon Bonaparte wore during his exile on St.Helena island in the nineteenth century (after the Waterloo battle), sold for 31,250 euros ($ 40,263) at an auction on the outskirts of Paris.
The beige color long socks are made of silk; they also have an “N” and a crown embroidered. The auction had 420 items related to Bonaparte, the most expensive item were the two pistols inlaid with flint that belonged to Napoleon’s brother, Joseph Bonaparte, King of Naples (1806-1808) and Spain (1808-1813), the items reached a sale price of. 400,000 euros ($ 536,763).
A manuscript that Napoleon wrote in exile, “Mémoires pour servir l’histoire de France sous Napoleon” (Memoirs to serve the history of France under Napoleon) was the most expensive piece in the catalog, with a price of 125,000 euros ($ 167,717 U.S. dollars).