Churchill’s dentures sell for more than �15,000

A SET of dentures belonging to one of the country’s most famous sons whose voice became the emblem of the British stiff upper lip during the Second World War have sold at auction for more than �15,000.

The gold-mounted dentures were custom-built for wartime prime minister Winston Churchill, and came up for auction at Keys in Aylsham today.

The partial dentures, valued at an estimated �4,000-�5,000, fetched �15,200, with nine bidders competing over the telephone to get their hands on the prized mouthpiece.

The dentures were snapped up by a private collector from Gloucestershire, who also owns the microphone which Churchill used to announce the end of the war.