Just a quick reminder that Sheppard’s (Durrow) are holding a sale at Fota House, Co.Cork, tomorrow (Tues. 28th) in aid of St.Fin Barre’s Cathedral. There’s much of interest in the sale including this evocative Cunard poster – modestly estimated at €150-200 . Live online bidding also available.
Full details/catalogue links here: http://www.sheppards.ie/
There’s something for everybody as the cliché goes but this time it’s true – the whole spectrum of collecting is covered in Whyte’s Sale on the 26th January. Period travel posters including one of the rarest Irish railway posters to come on the market in years (see below); enough militaria to equip a small army, including that most British of WW.II. weapons, the Bren light machine gun which carries a low estimate of €500-600; a selection of rare Ulster Unionist political posters – very topical at the moment – as well as plenty of Republican ephemera. The sale also includes some good sporting memorabilia, coins, banknotes and rare books. 655 Lots in total. The catalogue itself is sure to become a collectors’ item and is available from Whyte’s price €10. http://www.whytes.ie/
Lot.336. A British Army Bren machine gun of WWII vintage. Est.€500-600
Two superb posters: Lot.243 1940s Ulster Unionist Council “Ulster Is Ours” James Craig Election Poster. Est.€300-500 and Lot. 498 Midland Great Western Railway poster circa 1900 which carries a very modest estimate of €400-600.
Whyte’s Fine Art & Collectibles Auctioneers & Valuers
38 Molesworth Street, Dublin .2.
Tel: (01) 676 2888 Fax: (01) 676 2880
Viewing – at Whyte’s salerooms
Wednesday 23rd Jan. from 10.00am – 5.30pm
Thursday 24th Jan. from 10.00am – 5.30pm
Friday 25th Jan. from 10.00am – 5.30pm
Day of sale from 9.00am – 12.30pm
*Auction takes place at The Freemasons Hall, 17 Molesworth Street at 1.00pm