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Winston Churchill’s possessions, from old cigars to paintings, are regularly put up for auction and usually find a buyer at more than the asking price. At an upcoming auction at Stride and Son in Chichester to be held on November 19-20 an ebony-cased clock which belonged to Churchill and was used in the cabinet war rooms will be available with a pre-auction estimate of £400-600. Stride and Son will also offer a signed copy of Churchill’s My Early Life with an estimated price of £200-300. A news report is available here. In December Bonhams auction house will be selling Churchill’s Webley & Scott 1913 pistol for an estimated price of £2,000 to £3,000. A report on the pistol auction is available here. Lastly, earlier this month Bonhams also sold a despatch box that belonged to Churchill for £43,750. The case was one that was used privately by Churchill rather than one of the official red despatch boxes traditionally used by ministers. The auction house’s web page for the item is here.

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