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TOBACCO CARD: "The Right Hon. Winston Churchill"


Edition: No. 21 of 25 in Chairman Cigarettes "War Portraits" series
Date: 1915
Published: R.J. Lea, Ltd. "Chairman Cigarettes" [Manchester, England]
Size (Details): 2 5/8 x 1 3/8 inches (Black and white sketch, with red type.)

Category: Ephemera
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 2633

Description: Rare World War I-era tobacco card, number 21 of 25 manufactured for Chairman Cigarettes' "War Portraits" series, featuring a half-length sketch of Winston Churchill in wing collar and greatcoat. Issued in 1915, before Churchill's resignation as First Lord of the Admiralty, the card measures 2 5/8 x 1 3/8 inches, with a one-paragraph bio printed on verso: "First Lord of the Admiralty. Although still young has played many parts..." The card is in very good condition, with some light wear and one rubbed corner.

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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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