Monday, June 17, 2013

Monogram Collecting

Napolean III, was emperor of France from 1852 to 1870, and the nephew of Napolean Bonaparte, the first emperor of France from 1804 to 1815. This role earned him some very handsome stationery with a personal monogram of just the N. Or maybe he inherited this from his uncle. In either case, these two examples above are quite lovely. They were both found recently at Le Petit Musee de Lou, along with all the many others seen below. All were originally part of a much larger personal monogram collection which was likely assembled inside a scrapbook—a very popular pastime in Victorian times. These were sold individually and are no longer available unfortunately. You can look, but you cannot touch ;( 

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