Unseen Winston Churchill photograph up 25% on estimate at UK auction

paulfrasercollectibles

2015-06-26 12:48:57

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Unseen Winston Churchill photograph up 25% on estimate at UK auction

The photograph shows a relieved and weary looking Winston Churchill in 1899

A previously unseen photograph of Britain's wartime prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill, has beaten its high estimate by 25% at an auction in the UK.

Showing Churchill on horseback following his escape from a prison camp during the Boer War, it sold for 750, or 930 with commission, comfortably above its 300-600 valuation.

The photograph dates to 1899, when Churchill was just 26-years-old. It shows him wearing a suit and tie, and wide-brimmed hat. He is surrounded by men of the South African Light Horse Regiment.

Winston ChurchillStill in suit and tie, despite 60 hours of misery

Churchill had journeyed

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