CHURCHILL | signed photograph, with related correspondence
CHURCHILL | signed photograph, with related correspondence
CHURCHILL | signed photograph, with related correspondence
CHURCHILL | signed photograph, with related correspondence
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CHURCHILL | signed photograph, with related correspondence

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

CHURCHILL | signed photograph, with related correspondence

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot Sold:2,250GBP
(3 bids, reserve met)

Lot Details

Description

CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON

Signed photograph and other memorabilia, comprising: 


Photographic portrait of Winston Churchill by Walter Stoneman, taken 1 April 1941, 96 x 73mm, mounted (165 x 110mm), inscribed on the mount ("Winston S. Churchill | 1949"), photographer's stamp on reverse of mount, silvering at edges, crease to mount; Mary Soames, autograph letter signed, to Fred Best, sending him Churchill's photograph, Chartwell Farm, 1 March [1949]; 3 Christmas cards signed by Mary Soames; facsimile letter and 2 other related photographs


Fred Best (d.1949) had been coachman at Chartwell for forty years before Churchill bought the estate in 1922 and lived at the stables. Churchill did not need a coachman but Best nonetheless remained for some ten years taking care of the ponies and teaching the children to ride.


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Condition Report

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English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations
Online bidding closed10 Dec 2019 | 03:44 PM GMT