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1905 Winston Churchill Autograph Note
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,392.00
Extremely early handwritten signed note from a young Winston Churchill dating to his days in the British House of Commons. Written on his personal note card (3.5 x 4.5 inches) with the printed address of Churchill's first "bachelor pad" ("105 Mount Street W."), the correspondence reads in full: "Dear Lord Reay, It will give me much pleasure to dine with you on the 17th of Feb. Yours (illegible),Winston S. Churchill, 9 Feb. 1905." Written in black ink, the note is perfectly spaced with a strong, clean signature ("9"). Elected to the House of Commons as a Conservative in October of 1900, at the time this letter was written Sir Winston was a new member of the opposing Liberal party, having switched allegiance late in 1904. By 1906 Churchill would be firmly entrenched in the British Government, earning the title Under Secretary of State to the Colonies on his way to appointment in 1940 as Prime Minister. The note card is in Near Mint condition. Matted and framed with a non-vintage portrait of an elder Churchill to total dimensions of 13 x 22 inches with an identifying plaque. This is a magnificent signed item from the great statesman's hand dating to his earliest years in public life. LOA from James Spence, Steve Grad & John Reznikoff/PSA DNA Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $1,392.00
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