Small coincidences. Quirks of fate. We've had a few of those in the office recently.
Last week I showed you a wonderful Mark Twain signed photograph which had just arrived.
And it sold – within 24 hours – to someone with a close personal connection to the writer himself.
Then this week another beautiful signed photograph landed on my desk.
Just like the Twain photo, it was taken in 1904.
The same year the two men actually met each other, as they shared a stage during a lecture in New York.
And they even shared the same birthday – November 30.
But whereas Mark Twain was then nearing the end of his days...
Winston Churchill was just getting started.
This is the earliest Winston Churchill signed photograph I've ever handled.
It dates from 1904, and the beginning of his remarkable political career.
It's a striking portrait of a young man who went on to change the world.
It features a superb example of his autograph, as clear and bold as the day he signed it over 100 years ago.
And it's in beautiful condition, perfect for display.
Mark my words - this is a seriously rare and desirable collector's item.
Here's your chance to own it.
This portrait captures Winston Churchill perfectly.
His fierce individualism.
His steely determination.
His desire to serve his nation.
This is a signed photograph with real power.
You can truly feel the weight of history as you hold it in your hands.
Churchill was just 30 when it was taken - but from a young age he always knew he was destined for greatness.
At school he told friends he was going to “save London and England from disaster..."
And when he became Prime Minister in May 1940, as Hitler's forces swarmed across Europe, he wrote:
“I felt as if I were walking with destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and this trial.”
It was that sense of destiny and purpose that drove him on through his darkest hours, and into the light of victory.
That legacy drives collectors around the world to seek his memorabilia.
I've been selling Churchill items for more than four decades - and this photo is one of the finest I've offered.
The delicate antique picture measures approximately 3.3 x 5.5 inches (8.5 x 14cm).
At 117 years old, it remains preserved in incredible condition.
And the signature itself is a perfect specimen.
100% authentic. Signed clearly and boldly in black fountain pen ink.
No smudging. No fading. No personal dedication.
It's what every collector looks for in a signed photograph.
And let me tell you - there are a LOT of collectors looking for Winston Churchill signed photographs.
There isn't another figure in British history whose signature is in such constant demand.
According to the PFC40 Autograph index, the value of Churchill's signature has been rising steadily by 6% per annum for the past 20 years straight.
His role in WWII ensures that the market for his autograph will always be strong.
Most serious history collectors will own a Winston Churchill signature.
But what they won't own is a Winston Churchill signed photograph.
Don't get me wrong, they'd all like one – but compared to a signed letter or note, photos are much rarer.
In the last couple of years I've seen them sell at auction for upwards of $15,000 - $20,000.
But none were as nice as this one.
- The condition is superb
- It features a stunning and rarely-seen early portrait of Churchill
- The quality of the signature is outstanding
And best of all...
This signed photograph is available right now for only £7,995 ($11,965).
BUY THIS ITEM NOW
As I said at the start, this is the earliest Churchill signed photograph I've ever come across.
You simply don't see photos like this on the market.
Collectors never sell them. They pass down through families like treasured heirlooms.
It's a real pleasure to be able to offer you this opportunity.
I know my clients have great taste. And they know an exceptional item when they see it.
So I don't expect this to be available for long.
Buy it now, or email me right away at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve it for your collection.
You can also call me on +44 (0) 117 933 9500.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Stay safe, and thanks for reading,