Lot 669

Sir Winston Churchill's cigar butt

7cm long
with a piece of paper in three parts inscribed 'THROWN AWAY TUESDAY SEPT *** 194* BY RT HON WINSTON CHURCHILL'

The current owner's grandfather, Arthur Church (police no. 518 E), served as a policeman at Scotland Yard in the 1940s. Churchill smoked the cigar while Arthur Church was escorting him as part of his policing duties and subsequently picked up the discarded butt

Acquired by the current owner's grandfather, Arthur Church
Thence by descent

Estimate: £800 - £1,200
Hammer price: £3,500
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

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