Bellmans offers a chance to get a step closer to Sir Winston Churchill

17 March 2021

Bellmans is offering the rare chance to bid for two lots that once belonged to Sir Winston Churchill - his monogrammed midnight blue velvet evening slippers from the 1950s and a monogrammed brandy balloon from circa 1960. Both lots were sold for the first time by Churchill's family in the Political Sale at Sotheby's on the 15th July 1998, where the present owner purchased them.

He is now offering them for sale through Bellmans and reflects: "I have always been a huge admirer of Sir Winston Churchill and when Sotheby's held their first political sale in 1998, I couldn't resist bidding for a couple of lots. I put in successful bids for his slippers and the brandy balloon and it was a remarkable feeling to hold them in my hands after the auction. Although I am sad to part with them now, I hope that they will be bought by someone who cherishes these items as much as I did. I often imagined the great man sitting in his chair with these slippers on and this very glass filled with brandy in his hand. You can't really beat that."


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