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London - High-priced Specs: Churchill's Glasses Costly At Auction

Published on: December 6, 2017 11:00 PM
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FILE- In this Nov. 23, 2017 file photo, a pair of tortoiseshell spectacles made for Winston Churchill by C. W. Dixey and Sons, which were sold at an auction on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 for 6,000 pounds ($8,000), more than three times the expected price. They were auctioned near Churchill's country estate Chartwell in Kent southeast of London. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP, File)FILE- In this Nov. 23, 2017 file photo, a pair of tortoiseshell spectacles made for Winston Churchill by C. W. Dixey and Sons, which were sold at an auction on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 for 6,000 pounds ($8,000), more than three times the expected price. They were auctioned near Churchill's country estate Chartwell in Kent southeast of London. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP, File)

London - Winston Churchill’s reading glasses have drawn a high price at an auction, reflecting continued interest in Britain’s wartime leader.

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The tortoiseshell glasses were sold Wednesday for 6,000 pounds ($8,000), more than three times the expected price.

They were auctioned near Churchill’s country estate of Chartwell, southeast of London.

Catherine Southon Auctioneers and Valuers said there was “fierce bidding” on the phone and the internet.

The prime minister, who died in 1965, liked distinctive eyewear along with fine hats, polka-dot ties and a good cigar.

 

 



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