BETWEEN-THE-WARS VINTAGE PROMOTIONAL POSTCARD of Winston Churchill
“News of the World” [London]
3 3/8 x 5 3/8 inches (Sepia-Toned)
Item Number: 203252
This handsome promotional postcard was sent out by News of the World newspapers to tout one of Winston Churchill’s many quick journalistic money-makers during this period; retelling great story books in his own words. The card features a striking portrait of Churchill at his Chartwell desk, with a printed signature signed in the negative. The verso contains a printed holograph-styled message:
“Jan. 4th 1933. Six of the World’s greatest stories re-told by Winston Churchill begin next Sunday Jan. 8th in the News of the World. – ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin,’ ‘Count of Monte Cristo,’ ‘Moonstone,’ ‘Ben Hur,’ ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’ & the ‘Tale of Two Cities.’”
The card is postmarked Jan. 4, 1933 (the date of issue) and is hand-addressed in ink. The photograph is lightly scratched and the verso has darkened somewhat with age but the condition is very good overall. Rare thus.