back to article Churchill's blood valued at £560,000. Take that Stalin!

The blood circulating in Winston Churchill's veins was worth around £560,000, on the basis of a valuation placed on a small phial of it being auctioned next month. Dukes Auctions is estimating the phial of his blood obtained by a nurse in 1962 could fetch £1,000, although a spokeswoman from the auction house said that due to …

  1. Marketing Hack Silver badge

    Well, I imagine that Churchill drank good stuff

    So I'm betting that the value of his blood would go up once you factor in the high-quality alcohol content.

    1. Voland's right hand Silver badge

      Re: Well, I imagine that Churchill drank good stuff

      I would not be so sure about that. In fact, I suspect a fake - it should have been perfectly preserved by its original alcohol quotinent.

  2. jake Silver badge

    Upper-class twit of the year.

    Enough said.

    On the other hand, "Yes, Madam, I am drunk, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly."

    Very different times ... Live & learn. I try.

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: Upper-class twit of the year.

      Since I can't both up vote you and down vote you I shall refrain from either.

      He was a man of his time and product of his experiences.

  3. Thomas Gray

    New measures for the Reg Standards Soviet?

    Just think, now you can convert monetary amounts into ml/pints/Churchills of blood, and value volumes in the same way...

  4. Ken 16 Silver badge

    How many clones?

    How many little Boys from Blenheim can the 1922 committee clone from that?

    I assume the toil, tears & sweat will reach the podium in the near future.

  5. JonP

    "El Reg wonders how much our current leaders' blood would be worth"

    a quick google for the price of lizard blood didn't turn up much...

    1. Marketing Hack Silver badge

      I think you'd get a lot of money for the right to DRAIN the blood of our current political leaders, but that's not quite the same thing :)

  6. Graham Marsden

    "El Reg wonders how much our current leaders' blood would be worth"

    I can just see the Daily Mail headline now:

    "Online news site's users out for blood!"

    1. Chris G Silver badge

      Re: "El Reg wonders how much our current leaders' blood would be worth"

      Our current leaders blood would not be worth very much,

      all there is is a little dried up clot!!

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Bah, everyone has a vial some famous persons blood in the junk drawer.

    We need to know the value of Sinus Fluid...

  8. h4rm0ny

    Some people are weird...

    (See title.)

  9. Adolph Clickbait


    This fetish for body bits, mind you the religious are by far the worst for this.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Investment idea

    El Reg readers : store away some of your bodily fluids in the attic. As many different kinds of body fluid as you can muster. Antiques Roadshow 2115 would get a sudden rush of surprising valuation objects....

  11. Mike Moyle Silver badge

    I'll bet Peggy is kicking herself now for dumping out that vial of Steve's blood into the East River!

  12. chivo243 Silver badge

    All his blood?

    Was all of his blood saved? If not, then the one vial should be worth much more since that is all there is left. Or have I confused comic books for Churchill's blood?

  13. fearnothing

    an envelope surely?

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