The buyer was a private British collector whose name is not called.
Slippers worn by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (1874-1965) went under the hammer for £39 thousand ($54.2 thousand). This is reported according to the results of the auction on the website of the auction house Bellmans, located in the English county of West Sussex.
It is noted that Churchill often wore dark blue corduroy slippers with the initials WSC in gold during his second term at the head of the government between 1951 and 1955. The buyer was a private British collector whose name is not called. The estimated cost of the slippers of the former Prime Minister, who, according to various polls in the United Kingdom, is recognized as one of the greatest Britons in history, was £10-15 thousand ($14-21 thousand).
Also sold for £18,300 ($25,400), including the size of the auction house commission, was a brandy glass from around 1960, from which Churchill drank. Its preliminary cost was £7-10 thousand ($10-14 thousand).
“The preparation for the auction was an exciting moment. Sir Winston Churchill is still deeply respected around the world. There was a huge interest in both items from potential buyers from different countries,” said Julian Dineen, a representative of Bellmans. He pointed out that the slippers and the Churchill glass were previously in possession of a collector who bought them in 1998 at an auction from relatives of the former prime minister.