Whyte’s, Dublin Sale – History, Literature & Collectibles – Sun.13th November, 2010

Whyte’s Auctions,

38, Molesworth Street, Dublin.2.

Tel: (+353) (0)1 676 2888

Email: iw@whytes.ie

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

Fenian flag from 1867 - estimate €30-50,000. Don't buy it if you have moths!

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

Gun Money – produced to pay troops during the Williamite War in Ireland 1689-91

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.

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