Collection highlights

departure of Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico from Miramare Castle

Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico. Trumeau mirror with a painting depicting the departure of Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico from Miramare Castle, 1860s.

Emperor Faustin I of Haiti. Letters Patent nominating a Consul of the Empire of Haiti in New York City

Emperor Faustin I of Haiti. Letters Patent nominating a Consul of the Empire of Haiti in New York City, 1853.

King Orllie-Antoine I of Araucania and Patagonia. Pattern coin of 2 Centavos from 1874.

Emperor Bokassa I of the Central African Empire. Signed pre-production sketch by Arthus-Bertrand

Emperor Bokassa I of the Central African Empire. Signed pre-production sketch by Arthus-Bertrand of Paris for the Imperial scepter, 1976.

Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico. Monogrammed silverplated dish commissioned by Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico, 1860s. 

Most Excellent Order of the Star of Sarawak

Rajah Vyner Brooke of Sarawak. Companion’s Badge of the Most Excellent Order of the Star of Sarawak, founded and awarded by Sarawak's last Rajah from 1928-46.


Sketch, 1865 Depicting Napoleon III Emperor of the French in Algeria

Emperor Napoleon III of the French. Drawing by Théodore Gudin depicting Emperor Napoleon III with officers in a tent in Algeria, 1865. 

Letter signed by King Henry of Haiti requesting a receipt from his goldsmith for gold used for commissioned works, 1813.

King Henry I of Haiti. Letter signed by King Henry of Haiti requesting a receipt from his goldsmith for gold used on commissioned works, 1813. 

Emperor Bokassa I of the Central African Empire. Coronation medal presented to attending dignitaries, 1976. 

Letter by Sir James Brooke, first Rajah of Sarawak to Mrs. Vaughan

Rajah James Brooke of Sarawak. Undated letter handwritten and signed by Sir James Brooke, first Rajah of Sarawak, to a Mrs. Vaughan.

King Marie I of the Sedang.  Chevalier's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Kingdom of the Sedang, established in 1888.

Napoleon I, Emperor of the French.  1811 passport

Napoleon I, Emperor of the French. 1811 passport issued "in the name of Napoleon" by the Police Générale de l'Empire" for Mr. Henry Koenig.

Emperor Faustin I of Haiti.  10-cent copper coin pattern depicting Emperor Faustin I wearing a laurel crown, 1855. 

Engraving of Emperor Faustin I and Empress Adeline of Haiti in coronation attire

Emperor Faustin I of Haiti.  Engraving of Emperor Faustin I and Empress Adelina donning their coronation robes and regalia, 1861.

Armorial plate Pahlavi Shahs of Iran Persia

Mohammad Reza Shah of Iran. Armorial dinner plate commissioned by the Imperial government of Mohammad Reza Shah of Iran, 1970s.

Rajah Charles Brooke of Sarawak. Land Grant

Rajah Charles Brooke of Sarawak. Land Grant signed by Charles Brooke, second Rajah of Sarawak, 1883 

Rajah James Brooke of Sarawak. Letter dated 20 April 1852 handwritten and signed by Sir James Brooke, first Rajah of Sarawak, to Charles Steward.

Emperor Agustín I of Mexico. Drawing depicting the widowed Ana María Huarte, first Empress Consort of Mexico, 1832. 

Prince/King Wilhelm I of Albania. Proclamation Medal commemorating the arrival of King Wilhelm I in Albania, 1914.

Napoleon I, Emperor of the French.  Affiche (broadside) of an Imperial Decree concerning the arrest and punishment of deserters, 1811.

Emperor Bokassa I of the Central African Empire. Album featuring  the commissioned Coronation March and Waltz, 1976.

Prince James I of Trinidad. Consular seal on a cover from the Chancellerie de la Principauté in New York

Prince James I of Trinidad. Consular seal on a cover from the Chancellerie de la Principauté in New York to the Chargé d'Affaires in Canada,  1895.

Phoenix Button King Henry Christophe of Haiti

King Henry I of Haiti. Button — known as a "Phoenix Button" — intended for use on the uniforms of the Palace of Sans-Souci 30th Regiment of the Royal Haitian Army, early 19th c.

Carte de Visite signed in ink by Joseph William Torrey, Rajah of Ambong and Maroodu

Rajah Torrey of Ambong and Maroodu. Albumen Carte de Visite signed in ink by Joseph William Torrey, Rajah of Ambong and Maroodu, 1866.

Prince James I of Trinidad. Stamp issued by the Principality of Trinidad

Prince James I of Trinidad. Uncirculated 10c postal stamp issued by the Principality of Trinidad in 1894.

Emperor Faustin I of Haiti.
Figural pipe head depicting Empress Adélina of Haiti, c. 1850-1900. 

Emperor Faustin I of Haiti meeting with his council

Emperor Faustin I of Haiti.
Watercolor painting of Emperor Faustin I meeting with his council, c. 1850. New acquisition: more information to come.

Prince James I of Trinidad. Heraldic bookplate of Baron Harden-Hickey

Prince James I of Trinidad. Heraldic bookplate of Baron Harden-Hickey on a book on the history of caricature, late 19th century.

Satirical caricature book by Cham of Emperor Faustin I

Emperor Faustin I of Haiti.  Satirical caricature book by Cham of Emperor Faustin I, 1850.

Engraved portrait of King Marie I of the Sedang from Le Journal Illustré, 1889.

King Marie I of the Sedang. Engraved portrait of King Marie I of the Sedang from Le Journal Illustré, 1889.

Stamp, 1977 Commemorating the coronation of Emperor Bokassa I of the Central African Empire

Emperor Bokassa I of the Central African Empire. Gold-embossed stamp marking the Emperor's coronation, 1977.

Postage stamp commemorating the marriage of King Zog and Queen Geraldine

King Zog I of the Albanians. Postage stamp commemorating the marriage of King Zog and Queen Geraldine, 1938.

Armorial Military Button King Henry Christophe of Haiti

King Henry I of Haiti. 

Armorial military button for the uniforms of Officers of the Kingdom of Haiti, 1811-1820.

Emperor Jacques I of the Sahara.  Sole issue of Le Sahara, the official journal of the planned Empire of the Sahara, January 1904. 

King Farouk I of Egypt.  Monogramed and silver crowned pillbox by Maison Aucoc, 20th century. 

King Zog I of the Albanians. Queen Geraldine of the Albanians on the cover of Paris Match magazine.

Emperor Faustin I of Haiti.  Satirical caricatures by Cham of Emperor Faustin I, 1850s. New acquisition; more information to come.

First Day Postcard and postage stamps commemorating the marriage of King Zog and Queen Geraldine

King Zog I of the Albanians. First Day Postcard and postage stamps commemorating the marriage of King Zog and Queen Geraldine, 1938.

Rajah James Brooke of Sarawak. Letter dated 26 April 1858 handwritten and signed by Sir James Brooke, first Rajah of Sarawak, to Mr. Powles. New acquisition; more information to come.