38, Molesworth Street, Dublin.2.
Tel: (+353) (0)1 676 2888
On: Saturday 13th November, 2010 at 1pm
At: The Freemasons Hall, 17 Molesworth Street, Dublin.2.
HISTORY, LITERATURE & COLLECTIBLES SALE
572 lots – including: Historical manuscripts, documents, photographs and ephemera,
Theatre and Cinema, Advertising Ephemera, Sport, Antiquarian and Collectable Books, Coins and Tokens, Banknotes.
Online catalogue here: http://www.whytes.ie/
TV3 News report here: http://www.tv3.ie/videos.php?video=28864
Viewing: At Whyte’s Galleries, 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin.2.
Wednesday 10th Nov. 10am – 6pm
Thursday 11th Nov. 10am – 6pm
Friday 12th Nov. 10am – 6pm
Saturday 13th Nov. 9.30am – 12noon
After a trawl through the fascinating catalogue this morning I am left stunned by the amount of new material that keeps on appearing at these sales. This catalogue spans Irish history from 1015 (!) to almost the present day and there is something here for every collector. Amongst the things that caught my eye was Lot.23 – A set of 1798 lead soldiers (circa 1970) “Soldiers in miniature – The Rebels” – Est.€200-300, some particular fine examples of 1689/90 ‘gun money’
and Lot.5 – 1655. A Cromwellian Soldier sells his grant of land in Ireland (manuscript)
“J. Morris Fitzgerald late soldier in Coll. Henry Perkins own troops “ selling his land to Robert Browne. The original grant was in 1651, witnessed by Humphrey Butler, Samuel Conaley and John Magher. With signature and seal of Maurice Fitzgerald. €300-€400 (£260-£350 approx.) – the origins of my own family in Ireland.
Other lots include a vast array of antiquarian books, medals, flags, political ephemera, firearms, swords, uniforms, IRA/UVF memorabilia, RIC, British Army, photographs, ephemera from the H-Blocks, coins, banknotes, and GAA/Rugby and Soccer medals/programmes etc. Hopefully some of the material will end up in museum collections.