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Sir Winston Churchill Signed 1963 “Lloyds Bank Limited” Check--PSA/DNA Authentic

Lot Number 641

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Never surrender in your quest to obtain this rare historical autograph. Presented is a “Lloyds Bank Limited” check signed by Sir Winston Churchill (d.1965). Though the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom most certainly signed a battalion of documents during his career, painstaking research has revealed just two other check examples signed on the payer line by Mr. Churchill. Encapsulated and designated Authentic PSA/DNA this important relic bears Churchill’s prominent (“9-10”) strength signature at lower right. Dated “4 January, 1963” in European fashion the check displays in apparent (VG) condition with several compacting folds, two pinpoint staples holes at left and a bank cancellation stamp at center. These conditions in no way affect Churchill’s remarkably bold penning and overall the check's graphics and background are bold, clean and appealing. Imprinted at top left with check number “M5693” this important souvenir is made payable to “Lancastria Memorial Fund” in the amounts of £5.00 (five pounds). More on our website.

The reverse side of the check is blank. A thin red ballpoint pen bank cancellation mark runs through Churchill's signature but in no way diminishes is tremendous appeal. Accompanying this signed check is a typed letter on 6x8 Lloyds Bank Limited letterhead signed by Major C.V. Petit. Dated 1/17/63 this letter reads in full as “Dear Sir, Acting upon instructions from Sir Winston Churchill I have pleasure in enclosing the cheque he made out in favour of the “Lancastria” Memorial Fund, which I understand you would like to have for souvenir purposes of the organization. Yours faithfully, (Petit’s (“9-10”) signature) for Section Manager Guards & Cavalry. Major C.V. Petit, 161, Tulse Hill, London, S.W.2.”.

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