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Catherine the Great letter supporting vaccination sells for $1.3 million (www.nytimes.com)

The Russian empress called for widespread access to a precursor of the smallpox vaccine in a letter dated April 20, 1787.

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Unicorn head signet ring found by detectorist sells for £20k (www.bbc.com)

Napoleon’s sword and guns from 1799 coup sold for $2.8 million at auction (www.thetimes.co.uk)