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WINSTON CHURCHILL CENTENARY PARAGON CIGAR BOX & PLATE 1974 – CHURCHILLIANA

Posted on Oct 27, 2012

WINSTON CHURCHILL CENTENARY PARAGON CIGAR BOX & PLATE 1974 – CHURCHILLIANA

Churchill Centenary Paragon Cigar Box and matching Plate, 1974. Elaborately trimmed in gilt and ormolu, the lid bears Churchill’s coat of arms in colour. On the sides…

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Winston Churchill’s Gold Cigar Piercer

Posted on Jan 10, 2012

Winston Churchill’s Gold Cigar Piercer

This gold cigar piercer was formerly the property of Winston Churchill.

It is 3.25″ long and weighs 10 grams. Hallmarked S. Mordan and Company, London 1921. With W. S. Churchill engraved along the side we can presume this cigar piercer was a gift. This item came from a private collector who purchased it in 1973…

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Churchill Centenary – Cigar Box by Stuart Devlin, Silver & Gilt

Posted on Dec 4, 2011

Churchill Centenary – Cigar Box by Stuart Devlin, Silver & Gilt

Magnificent, rare, silver and gilt sculptured cigar box from the London silversmith Stuart Devlin. This box was commissioned by “The Heritage Collection” and strictly limited to 50 copies of which only 30 copies were for the UK market. The cigar box shown here is No. 27. The output from Devlin’s workshop in the City of London was only 3 per week at the time so it is likely that most of the boxes were delivered in 1975. The silver content is approximately 900 grams, and the box measure 9.25 inches x 5.25 inches x 2.25 inches. There is a sculptured frieze on three sides of the box which is gold on silver depicting significant events from Churchill’s life. Engraved on the fourth side is part of the speech delivered to the House of Commons on 4th June, 1940 “We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight…” etc. The heavy lid is polished silver and the box is lined with rosewood with leather under the base. It comes with a special black leather covered presentation case. The estimated value of this is $5,000 although there appears to have been one sold in auction at Sotheby’s for $32,000.  ...

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Silverware – Churchill Centenary Jug & Goblets – by Garrads

Posted on Nov 24, 2011

Silverware – Churchill Centenary Jug & Goblets – by Garrads

Garrads & Co., the Crown Jewelers, issued a superb collection of nine distinct silverware items to mark the Churchill Centenary. Each were a limited edition of only 100 copies. This is a wonderful collection; all nine of the items…

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