…by the British Prime Minister, on debossed House of Commons Notepaper, thanking a well-wisher for a kind message on his birthday, 1947. Folded once, slightly yellowed from age, otherwise a fine copy. $1200.” (This was an actual offer on the Internet, but the honest seller, alerted by an observer, conscientiously withdrew the item.)
More than one collector has been taken in by these remarkable facsimile holograph notes, produced by Churchill’s Private Office from 1945 through at least 1959—some of them so convincing that casual observers swear they are originals.
From 1945, at least nine variations of replica holograph notes were reproduced by the thousands by to thank well-wishers, whose congratulations poured in on his birthday and other occasions.…
Booksellers specializing in Sir Winston S. Churchill are still frequently offered books by Winston Churchill the American novelist. Their relationship is worth a passing glance.
Novelist Winston: Early Parallels
Winston Churchill was born in St. Louis, Missouri on 10 November 1871 and educated in the city’s public schools (“public” in the American sense, “state schools” in the British sense). In 1894, a year before his English counterpart graduated from the Royal Military College (now Academy) at Sandhurst, Churchill graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. After the Naval Academy, he served briefly on the editorial staff of the Army and Navy Journal.…
It was supposedly Blaise Pascal (not Winston Churchill) who said he was going to give a long speech because he hadn’t the time to prepare a short one. I have an idea for a short speech that will take no time at all: The Whole Welsh Works of Winston.
I was actually going to use this as an intro to a longer talk at Hillsdale College later this month. We decided it was too obscure to matter to most listeners. It might even bore them, except for any Welsh in the audience. (Who would certainly deplore my pronunciation.)
For the record though, I offer herewith the complete Welsh Works of Sir Winston Churchill—at least those known to me.…