Saturday, 10 July 2010

Winston Churchill's False Teeth to Be Auctioned

The false teeth of legendary BritishWinston Churchill will go up for auction, and were expected to fetch £5,000, dental news website reported Friday.

The set of teeth will be sold on July 29 at Keys auction rooms in Norfolk, by the son of Derek Cudlipp, the technician who made them.

Throughout his life, the oratory craftsman feared that problems with his teeth would affect his public speaking, and Churchill was believed to be so anxious about losing his beloved dentures that he always kept a spare set to hand, the website reported.

Last month the auction house sold a butter dish Churchill used as an ashtray, and a stubbed-out cigar of his for £4,500.

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