TOBACCO CARD: “The Right Hon. Winston Churchill”
No. 21 of 25 in Chairman Cigarettes “War Portraits” series
R.J. Lea, Ltd. “Chairman Cigarettes” [Manchester, England]
2 5/8 x 1 3/8 inches (Black and white sketch, with red type.)
Item Number: 2633
Rare World War I-era tobacco card, number 21 of 25 manufactured for Chairman Cigarettes’ “War Portraits” series, featuring a half-length sketch of Winston Churchill in wing collar and greatcoat. Issued in 1915, before Churchill’s resignation as First Lord of the Admiralty, the card measures 2 5/8 x 1 3/8 inches, with a one-paragraph bio printed on verso: “First Lord of the Admiralty. Although still young has played many parts…” The card is in very good condition, with some light wear and one rubbed corner.