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Pictured: Dix Noonan Webb specialist Thomasina Smith with the eagle which sold for £50,000. <br />
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An extremely rare Napoleonic ship's eagle which was touched by the little general for good luck has sold for £50,000.<br />
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He handed out over 1,000 eagles to his infantry, cavalry regiments and every ship of the lane in his navy during a ceremony in Paris on December 3, 1804.<br />
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The emperor told his men the eagles 'will always be your rallying point' and they must 'sacrifice their lives' to defend them.