If you want to buy some souvenir on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, your search is over. The small vial of the great wartime prime minister’s blood will be auctioned next mont. The sample was taken in Middlesex Hospital, after his recovery from a hip injury in 1962. It presents a poignant reminder of the injury, which marked the beginning of the end of Churchill, and therefore expects a lot of interest in it.
According to the Guardian, the blood was to be cast, but Patricia Fitzgibbon, a nursing student at the hospital where Churchill was, asked to keep.
She kept the blood to her death, and now will be put on the auction block on March 12 by Duke’s auction house in Dorchester, southwest England.
The starting price will be between $400 and $800.