Because his death was anticipated, stamp collectors around the world were ready to memorialize Sir Winston as soon as his passing was announced.
This London cover is the most common day of death cover encountered today. The dial portion of the postmark is often incomplete.
Southampton handstamp postmark on cover with traditional black mourning border.
Cover of The First Day Cover Society. London postmark is incomplete.
Washington, DC postmark. Martin cachet.
Cleveland, OH postmark. Khol-Kraft cachet.
Fulton, MO postmark. Less than four months later, the Churchill Memorial stamp would be issued in Fulton, where Churchill delivered his famous "Iron Curtain" speech in 1946. That stamp was later added to this cover, and tied to the cover with a rubber stamp noting Churchill's dates of birth and death.
Toronto postmark. This cover has an elaborate embossed cachet with "ER II," the names of the all the Canadian provinces, and the phrase "We Grow United in Goodwill and Understanding." Unfortunately, none of it is visible in this scan.
Unusual cover from unlikely location. Cachet art is reminiscent of drawing from Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
Tel Aviv postmark.