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TOBACCO CARD: "The Right Hon. Winston Churchill"


Edition: No. 3 of 50 in"Britain's Defenders" series
Date: 1915
Published: W.D. & H.O. Wills Ltd. [Australia]
Size (Details): 2 3/8 x 1 3/8 inches (Sepia-tone photograph)

Category: Ephemera
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 2618

Description: World War I-era tobacco card, Number 3 of 50 manufactured in Australia for W.D. & H.O. Wills Ltd.s' "Britain's Defenders" series. The bust-length photograph is credited to "Bassano."
Issued in 1915, after Churchill's resignation as First Lord of the Admiralty, the card measures 2 3/8 x 1 3/8 inches, with an updated one-paragraph bio printed in green on the verso: "A Privy Councilor and late First Lord of the Admiralty..."
The card is in very good condition.

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Bibliographic numbers (in parentheses) are from Frederick Woods' original Churchill bibliography (Woods), as emended by Richard Langworth in his Connoisseur's Guide; and from the new, greatly expanded Churchill bibliography by Ronald Cohen (Cohen).










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