Interesting Collection of Magic Lantern Slides in forthcoming Hegarty’s (Bandon) Sale

Lot.405. Important late 19th century magic lantern, made by Riley Bros of Bradford, who later pioneered cinema in Britain, with accompanying slides of Irish & international subjects of significant historical interest.

Included in Hegarty’s sale at Bandon on Sunday 19th June are a large collection of magic lantern slides featuring Irish and International scenes. The slides which had lain forgotten about for many years recently came to light during a house clearance in Dunmanway. It appears from the press report below that they are largely from commercial magic lantern slide producers but they are very interesting nonetheless. Hegarty’s are guiding a price of €1,500 – €2,500 and it will be interesting to see what interest there is in them. Full details of the sale on the Auctions Page here: https://collectireland.wordpress.com/auctions-2/

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http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0616/1224299001968.html

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