Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Auction of Sir Winston Churchill's suit

Some people spend a lifetime collecting items relating to their heroes and there must be many people who collect items in the memory of the greatest Englishman of the 20th century.

On the 28th of September there will be an auction of the huge collection of Churchill memorabilia collected by one man and remarkably the auction will include one of the Sir Winston's suits together with an amazing array of letters press cuttings and other items over a total of thirty lots.

Churchill collection to be auctioned includes one of the Prime Minister's three-piece suits and hundreds of other items.

The suit is a 1950's grey pinstripe double breasted suit which comprises of a pair of trousers and two jackets each jacket is inscribed by Austin reed in the pocket with the name of sir Winston Churchill and a date.

The suit is also accompanied by a two page letter of provenance stating that the suit was given by Lady Churchill in the 1960s. There is also a letter from Austin Reed dated 1975 stating that in their opinion the labels in the suit are authentic; together with a book titled Churchill The Walk With Destiny published in 1959 in which Churchill is photographed wearing the suit whilst shaking hands with President Eisenhower at the White House on the 28th June 1954

The auction of 'Tom' Thomas's collection of Churchilliana will take place at Stride & Son, Southdown House, St John's Street, Chichester on Friday 28th September 2012.  

For full details of all the lots Visit Stride & Son Auctions and search on Churchill.

Details were published on Stride & Son's website on Friday 21st September and viewing dates are Monday 24th - Friday 28th September.
Contact details are and  01243-780207. 

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