Cecil Rhodes was an amazing man. The former Prime Minister of Cape Colony made a fortune in the diamond fields of South Africa. Rhodes endowed scholarships for selected students of England, America and Germany, who study at Oxford University. Rhodes founded the diamond company known as De Beers, that controls almost one-half of the rough diamond market in the world. The state of Rhodesia is named after him. Similarly, Rhodes University in South Africa is named after him. Rhodes firmly believed that extension of the British empire to regions around the world would benefit mankind. Cecil Rhodes autographs are prized mementos. This Cecil Rhodes check reproduction would look great in an album or display.