Lot 141

MENU. “British Sportsman’s Club. Luncheon to[sic] The New Zealand Cricket Team 1949.” A printed menu of a luncheon held by the British Sportsman’s Club for the New Zealand cricket team at the Savoy Hotel, on Tuesday 12 April 1949, incorporating a full-page printed illustration after Tony Webster of a battered English lion in a hospital bed with a visitor from New Zealand, the lion saying, “I am indeed glad to see you although I’m only just getting over a visit from another dear relative,” the menu SIGNED by Arthur Mailey, Bert Sutcliffe and others, with an original pen-and-ink drawing by Mailey in the top-right hand corner, captioned “F. R. Brown”, with ‘speech bubble’ saying, in Mailey’s hand, “Wouldn’t have come back if I’d known Freddy would be here,” 250 x 400mm., framed and glazed, 1949. Provenance: from the Collection of Freddie Brown. "Another menu with Mailey pulling the leg of a great friend and favourite of his, Freddie Brown who captained England so memorably in Australia in 1950/51" (H.B.).

Estimate: £100-£150

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