“The Eclectic Collector” Sale at Whyte’s (Dublin) – Saturday 20th September,2014


As usual Whyte’s have surpassed themselves in putting together this sale and the 815 Lots cover a truly eclectic range of material including…a large and very varied selection of film posters – James Bond (Goldfinger, Moonraker, Never Say Never Again), Alfred Hitchcock (Rear Window), Ben Hur and The Bridge on the River Kwai…..are on offer; guide prices are affordable with many in the €100 – €300 region….

Rear Window

Philographers will have a field day largely due to the efforts of a Skibbereen schoolboy who began collecting autographs of the Good & the Great back in the 1950s. Resting uneasily (?) side by side are the autographs of the Dalai Lama, the Duke & Duchess of Windsor (below),  S.S. Colonel Otto Skorzeny (the man who led the successful mission to rescue Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in 1943), General Franco, Earl Mountbatten of Burma and a host of other famous Generals, Political Leaders, Movie Stars….

Lot 269 Duke of WINDSOR autograph

Sports medals, signed jerseys, autographs, match programmes – including the highly sought after one from the Ireland v Germany game at Dalymount Park on 17th October 1936 (below).

1936 match prog

Coins – including a hoard of James.II. 1690 ‘Gun Money’ found on a Co.Tipperary farm (!) in 1936 (below); a large variety of interesting Irish banknotes.

Lot 365 Gun Money hoard

Medal collectors will also find much of interest including Lot.578. ‘A Wexford sailor’s Arctic & Crimea’ medals, (below) as well as various War of Independence medals etc.etc.

Arctic and Crimea

A large collection of military memorabilia from both World Wars, and earlier, including a large number of German Nazi medals, daggers etc. – as featured on RTE’s Liveline programme – are sure to attract plenty of bids.

Iron Cross

The Nazis may have had a poisonous ideology but they had all the best when it came to uniforms, medals and other regalia – not my cup of tea but very collectable.



At The Freemasons Hall, 17 Molesworth Street, Dublin.2.


Viewing at Whyte’s Salerooms

Wednesday 17th Sept. from 10.00am – 5.00pm

Thursday 18th Sept. from 10.00am – 5.00pm

Friday 19th Sept. from 10.00am – 5.00pm

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