A good quality facsimile
Although at first sight the letter seems 'good' a closer examination shows that the paper used is of an inferior quality to that normally employed in Churchill's correspondence and that the heading and the vignette in the upper left-hand corner are not embossed or die-stamped but printed on the page. There is no evidence that a typewriter was used to produce the text as there are no indentations in the page where they would be expected (especially in the case of punctuation marks). The 'writing' of the signature is completely flat and shows no evidence of overlapping pen-strokes. Moreover the text of the letter is of such a nature as to strongly suggest that it was intended for more than one recipient ('a line to you and all your fellow workers ...' etc.).

Home | Site Index | Recent | Search | Browse | Contact | Information | News | Facsimiles | Forgeries | Back
John Wilson Manuscripts Limited, Painswick Lawn, 7 Painswick Road, CHELTENHAM GL50 2EZ, UK
Tel: +44(0)1242 580344 Fax: +44(0)1242 580355
E-Mail: mail@manuscripts.co.uk