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Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
Lot: 2023

Great Britain
1951 General Election
A group of nine cards (130x88mm) printed by the Daily Telegraph and returned to by post to the Telegraph with opinions and predictions in the form of autographed notes. Including:

"Dead Heat" signed "Evelyn Waugh",

"50-60" signed "William Rootes",

"Conservative 350
Labour 267
Liberal 5
signed "Christina Foyle"

"Conservative overall Majority of 121" signed "Sir Pelham Warner"

"I hope labour will get in but think the Tories most certainly will because the English people like a change!". Signed "Sybil Thorndike"

Other autographs include, John Simon, Jonathon Capel and Malcolm Sargent who hopes "that politicians will now settles down to the dignity of Government and Statesmanship".

The results of the 1951 General Election were: Conservative, 321. Labour, 295. Liberal, 6.

Some foxing to cards though a most unusual group.

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