Auction Date: 26/11/2014 at 01pm
Politics – original political cartoon artwork by Joseph Lee First Cuckoo, image showing Harold Wilson with Len Murray as birds on a ‘social contract nest’ with a large egg indicating ‘wage claim’ and Hugh Scanlon, as a cuckoo, sitting on a branch overlooking. Executed in black watercolour on white card, printing marks to verso. Approx 31x25cm. The inference of the cartoon was that despite the Wilson government’s determination to keep wage settlements down, the individual unions would have none of it (as it subsequently proved to be the case). Date of cartoon probably 1967.