|Cigar box made from Kauri wood inlaid with Pukatea
Churchill knew the value of maintaining a strong personal image. Whether relaxing in his zip-up "siren suit" so called because it could be put on easily in an air raid, or reviewing troops in military great coat and peaked cap, he always stood out from the crowd. Throughout his long career, he was rarely pictured without a trademark hat, bow-tie and ever-present cigar. This cigar box belonged to Sir Winston.
The inscription reads "presented to Winston Spencer Churchill C.B., M.P.,from The Legion of Frontiersmen, New Zealand Command, for valiant services rendered in saving The British Empire 1939-1952, God Guard Thee." On loan from the National Trust, Chartwell, U.K. (1.1c)