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Churchilliana Churchill Collectables: Lord Randolph Charger

By BRIAN KRAPF

This month’s column is a reminder that items were produced to commemorate Lord Randolph Churchill, Sir Winston’s father. This charger measures ten inches in diameter and was made to celebrate Lord Randolph’s appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1886.

In the late Victorian era, plates commemorating events, places, or celebrity personalities were very popular household items and were made to hang on the wall like art or set up on a shelf for all to see and admire. Unfortunately, Lord Randolph only held this office for four months, so items associated with him from this time period are very rare and desirable.

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