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Suit worn by Winston Churchill expected to sell for thousands

A two-page letter of provenance states the suit was given by Lady Churchill in the 1960s to a Mary Williams.

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By Ed Cullinane via SWNS

A suit worn by Sir Winston Churchill is expected to fetch up to £6,000 ($7,343) at auction.

The grey 1950s pin-striped, double-breasted suit was worn by the former Prime Minister during the 1950s.

It features the text "16/9/53 RT Hon Sir Winston S Churchill K.C.G" on the maker's label.

It will go on sale at Special Auction Services in Newbury, England, later today (August 10) - alongside a host of other "Churchilliana."

The first part of the collection also includes a glass bust, a Coalport vase featuring Churchill's ancestral home of Blenheim Palace and Royal Doulton toby jugs.

These items are part of a much larger 3,000 piece set put together by now deceased collector Keith Routledge (1956-2019).

A suit worn by Sir Winston Churchill is among items of memorabilia up for auction. (Special Auction Services via SWNS)

A two-page letter of provenance states the suit was given by Lady Churchill in the 1960s to a Mary Williams.

A letter from Austin Reed dated 1975 also stands by the authenticity of the suit based on its attached labels.

Other items up for grabs include a 1974 Coalport vase, marking the centenary of his Churchill's birth in 1874.

The delicate design features a hand-painted view of Churchill's birthplace at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, and the Churchill family coat of arms.

Recent sales of items linked to Churchill include a pair of his luxury velvet slippers which sold for nearly £40,000 ($48,959), while a cigar box went for almost £80,000 ($97,918).

A second auction for additional items is expected to take place in November.

You can find out more about the bidding here.

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