Top bidder snaps up Churchill's dentures

07/29/2010 | BBC

An English collector has paid about $23,000 for a pair of false teeth crafted for Winston Churchill. The dentures were designed by dental technician Derek Cudlipp to maintain the prime minister's characteristic lisp. Churchill was so grateful for Cudlipp's work that he tore up his draft papers, according to Cudlipp's son, Nigel.

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