Lot 1221

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Good group of three signed items, all executed by British prime ministers, includes: WILLIAM GLADSTONE (1809-1898) British Liberal statesman and earlier Conservative politician. In a career lasting over 60 years, he served as Prime Minister four separate times, more than any other person. Signature in black ink on a 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" greeting card from Gladstone''s estate, Hawarden Castle in Chester. Gladstone also adds the greeting "With best wishes" and the date Jan 12. 90." The card is matted with a b/w photo portrait of Gladstone, else very good. WITH: DAVID LLOYD GEORGE (1863 - 1945) British Prime Minister given wide-ranging powers during World War I, his meetings with Irish leaders resulted in the founding of the Irish Free State. Cut signature, 4 1/2" x 1 1/4", with the first letter intersecting a blind-embossed House of Commons seal. Another hand has added an ink identifying inscription at bottom left, and the signature has been mounted to a card backing and matted with a b/w photo portrait of Lloyd George, else very good. WITH: ANTHONY EDEN (1897-1977) British Conservative politician who served three periods as Foreign Secretary and then a relatively brief term as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1955 to 1957. Resigned due to backlash over the Suez Crisis. S.P., 6 1/2" x 8" b/w, a press photo showing a chest-up view of a smiling Eden, with his signature in blue ink at lower right. The photo is matted, else very good. Three pieces.

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