TOBACCO CARD: “Winston L.S. Churchill, War Correspondent”

1901

“Leading Generals at the War” series (1 in a series of 54)

Ogden’s Tab Cigarettes [England]

2 1/4 x 1 3/8 inches black & white photograph)

Item Number: 206304

$135.00

Description

A very early Boer War-era tobacco card featuring Great Britain’s highest paid war reporter of his time. Manufactured in 1901 for Ogden’s Tab Cigarettes, the card measures 2 1/4 x 1 3/8 inches and is one in a series of 54 “Leading Generals at the War.”
The verso of the card contains an advertisement and brief bio of “Winston L.S. Churchill, war correspondent for Morning Post in South Africa. Taken prisoner near Colenso, Nov. 14th; afterwards escaped from Pretoria.”
The card is in in very good conditions, with light wear to the edges only.