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TOBACCO CARD: "Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, MP"


Edition: No. 6 of 50 in"Britain's Defenders" series
Date: 1915
Published: W.D. & H.O. Wills Ltd. "Scissors Cigarettes" [Great Britain]
Size (Details): 2 3/8 x 1 3/8 inches (Black & white photograph)

Category: Ephemera
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 2615

Description: World War I-era tobacco card, Number 6 of 50 manufactured for Scissors Cigarettes' "Britain's Defenders" series. Issued in 1915, before Churchill's resignation as First Lord of the Admiralty, the card measures 2 3/8 x 1 3/8 inches, with a lengthy one-paragraph bio printed in red on the verso: "...In 1911 he was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty, which position he now holds."
The card is In very good condition, with slightly crunched corners.

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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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