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SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL – THE HORSE STUD BREEDER —  IDENTIFIES TWO OF HIS COLTS, AND OFFERS THEIR PEDIGREE

CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON LEONARD SPENCER.  (1874-1965).  British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940-1945, 1951-1955).   Good Typed Letter Signed, “Yours affectionately, W”, on his imprinted Chartwell / Westerham / Kent stationery.  One page, quarto.  August 24, 1956.  Addressed  in Churchill’s hand to: ‘My dear Juliet”.  He writes:

“My dear Juliet,

Christopher is back, and I can tell you now who the horses are in the pleasant photographs you took at the Stud, which I should very much like to keep.

The colt in the photograph where I am rather hidden is by Abernant out of Madonna, and the one with me full face is by Colonist II out of Loving Cup.  I am afraid they do not have names of their own until they go into training.       

Yours affectionately,  W ”.

Accompanied by the original above-mentioned photographs of Churchill, depicting him with the two colts.  Also accompanied by a telegram addressed to Lady Juliet Duff.  In addition, this grouping includes: a  1 1/2 page Autograph Letter Signed, on Churchill’s 28 Hyde Park Gate / London stationery,  from Churchill’s wife, Clementine, also to Lady Juliet Duff, thanking her for her kindness to them over the years.   An outstanding grouping, and the first we have ever offered concerning Churchill and breeding of his race horses. 

 

$6800.00

 

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