"Fortunately he's a great lover of cats." The chairman murmurs sympathetically to another man on the platform, as the prospective Conservative candidate hurls a dead cat back into the riotous crowd. The General Election of 1945 was a surprise defeat for the Conservative party. Sheet size: 177 × 197 mm. Pen and ink on wove paper. The cat thrower with an overslip. Signed Nicolas Bentley and dated "45".
"The Woman in White." A white-coated "lollipop lady" sees two children safely across the road. Sheet size: 138 × 185 mm. Pen and ink on wove paper. Stamped on verso for publication in the Sunday Telegraph.
"Really, Cathcart, your record of breakages exceeds the Comet's." The latest version of the notoriously accident-prone de Haviland Comet, the world's first jet airliner, was delivered to BOAC in September 1958. Sheet size: 190 × 140 mm. Pen and ink and blue pencil crayon on wove paper. Stamped on verso for publication in the Daily Mail, 18 Sept 1958.
"Pity - I was just thinking of having a blue streak myself." In April 1960 the British government abruptly cancelled the Blue Streak missile system. Sheet size: 191 × 138 mm. Pen and blank ink on wove paper. Stamped on verso for publication in the Daily Mail, 14 April 1960.