Winston Churchill Hand Written Letter

Currency:CAD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:750.00 CAD Estimated At:1,500.00 - 1,800.00 CAD
Winston Churchill Hand Written Letter
750.00CAD+ (150.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2022 Sep 29 @ 22:03UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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A highly-desirable hand-written note from Winston Churchill, on 112 X 180mm stationery with embossed seal of the House of Commons at top-left. Consists of a brief 5-line thank you note, signed "Winston S. Churchill" at bottom, with "1945" at bottom left. A well-preserved letter with vibrant ink and a single horizontal fold at center. Accompanied by original envelope addressed to "Roy E. Adams" of the Fresno, California Courthouse, with violet House of Commons seal on outer flap, and post-mark of December 11, 1945. Less than three months after the formal end of World War II, one could speculate that the "5 kind messages" to which Churchill refers might have involved either congratulations on that pivotel event, or alternatively, messages of support/condolences on his loss in the general election of July (at time of writing the letter, Churchill had become official leader of the opposition after his defeat in that election). A delightful artifact, featuring arguably one of the most sought-after autographs of the 20th century.