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Churchilliana Churchill Collectables: Folk Art Wall Hanging


I enjoy wartime folk art depictions of Churchill. The fact that people used their time and skill to make such a piece expresses their admiration for the Great Man and the respect and gratitude felt by the British people as he led them through war. This piece came out of Britain’s magnificent Lake District.

It is made of mahogany and is about a foot tall. Notice the brass “V” impressed into his lapel, which was likely made from a piece of scrap metal found to serve the purpose. There is no maker’s mark or signature, but the piece is still being enjoyed today as a testament to the skill and thoughtfulness of the craftsman who produced it more than years ago.

Brian Krapf  formerly served as President of the American Political Items Collectors.

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