Foreign News: Guillotine Blade

A well-dressed plumpish man, who bore a striking resemblance to France's late, great King Louis XVI, was a determined auction bidder in Paris last week for a dull, tarnished guillotine blade said to have cut off the head of His late Majesty. Up went bids from 2,000 francs ($135) until everyone dropped out but the plumpish unknown and that well-known collector of French Revolution mementoes, M. Charles Lievre. In a final spurt to 12,500 francs ($835), the blade went to M. Lievre, along with documents certifying that until 1893 it had remained in the...

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