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    HOTEL FURNISHINGS FROM ADARE MANOR AT SIXMILEBRIDGE

    Saturday, May 5th, 2018

    A SELECTION FROM AIDAN FOLEY’S SALE

    Hotel furnishings from Adare Manor will be sold by Aidan Foley at Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare on May 14 and 15. The 1,500 lot auction includes lots now surplus to requirements at Adare Manor and will also feature lots from other clients.

    Office equipment, banqueting tables, kitchen equipment, sofa beds, vintage furniture, a pony cart in need of restoration, fishing equipment and militaria are among the lots on offer on May 14.  On the following day there is Georgian drum table, gilt consul tables, four poster beds, a carved oak dining table, armchairs, oak coffers, wardrobes, serving tables, bookcases and Royal Crown Derby china. Viewing gets underway on May 12.

    DOLAN’S SALE AT KELLY’S HOTEL, ROSSLARE THIS WEEKEND

    Friday, May 4th, 2018
    Kelly’s Resort Hotel at Rosslare Strand in Co. Wexford is the venue for Dolan’s spring auction of art and antiques on Bank Holiday Sunday, May 6, at 2 pm.   Viewing is now underway for this auction of nearly 300 lots.  Among them is a work by Nassau Blair Browne from Kilkenny who was Governor of the National Gallery of Ireland from 1918 to 1924.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Kenneth Webb, Sweetpea

    Carina Scott, First Light,

    Vintage Carriage Pram

    Sir Peter Blake RA, Babe Rainbow, screenprint on metal

    Mark O’Neill, From the Flower Market

    Nassau Blair Browne, Cattle in the Meadow

    AN ECLECTIC COLLECTION AT WHYTE’S SALE

    Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

    With a selection ranging from historical documents and sporting memorabiliea to films posters and tribal masks from The Congo the Eclectic Collector sale at Whyte’s in Molesworth St., Dublin on May 5.  There are rock and pop collectibles, medals, militaria, coins includes a collection of James II gunmoney, rare books, maps, silver and curios.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    UPDATE:  The sale totalled  230,000 with 75% of lots sold.

    Hound of the Baskervilles, cinema poster.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,800 AT HAMMER

    Great Southern Railways, Irlande, travel poster.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 900 AT HAMMER

    1939-1945 Japanese Officers Type 98 Gunto Katana  UPDATE: THIS MADE 800 AT HAMMER

    17th Century map of Ireland by Blaeu.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 400 AT HAMMER

    An 1835 certificate permitting a male midwife to practice in Ireland.  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A 1942 merchant medal for Dublin sailor Philip Hopkins lost at sea.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,100 AT HAMMER

    BIBLIOPHILES AND COLLECTORS GATHER HERE

    Monday, April 30th, 2018
    Babe Ruth, Christy Ring, Tolkien and the commonplace book of Fr Thomas O”Keeffe, pp at the South Parish in Cork from 1829 to 1847 all feature at Fonsie Mealy’s Rare Book and Collectors sale at the Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny at 10.30 on May 2. Among more than 800 lots there is sporting memorabilia including a baseball bat given by Babe Ruth to Frank McGrath, manager of the Tipperary team on their visit to the US in 1926 and a souvenir programme for the opening of the new Glen Rovers club in 1953 signed by Christy Ring.
    A rare 1937 first edition of The Hobbit in good condition is estimated at 20,000-30,000.  There is a first edition of The Dark signed by John McGahern and the first American edition of My Left Foot by Christy Brown.  The commonplace book by Fr. O’Keeffe, friend of the sculptor John Hogan – a remarkable example of whose work exists in the South Parish Church – offers jottings, sermons, an alphabetical list of Cork streets according to parish and a draft to the introduction of the poems of Jeremiah Joseph Callanan (1795-1892).

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for April 26 and April 16, 2018)

    A first edition of The Hobbit  UPDATE: THIS MADE 29,000 AT HAMMER

    A programme for the opening of the new Glen Rovers club in 1953 signed by Christy Ring  UPDATE: THIS MADE 280 AT HAMMER

    RYAN’S DAUGHTER AT WHYTE’S ECLECTIC COLLECTOR SALE

    Saturday, April 28th, 2018

    This poster for Ryan’s Daughter is at Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale in Dublin on May 5.  Shot on location in Kerry the 1970 film starring Robert Mitchum and Trevor Howard won two Oscars (Best Supporting Actor and Cinematography).

    Directed by David Lean and set in 1917/18  the epic romantic drama tells the story of an affair between a  married Irish woman and a British Army officer during World War 1.  This troubled romance occurred in the wake of the 1916 Rising against a background of moral and political opposition. It was panned by the critics and a box office success.

    The unrestored British quad poster displays signs of use and is estimated at 150-200.  The sale includes historical documents and artefacts,  sporting, film and rock and pop memorabilia, medals, banknotes and collectibles. It will be on view from next Wednesday.

    UPDATE; THIS MADE 700 AT HAMMER

    WIDE VARIETY AT FONSIE MEALY RARE BOOKS AND COLLECTIBLES SALE

    Thursday, April 26th, 2018

    THE 1888 MEDAL FROM THE FIRST HURLING MATCH IN THE US  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,900 AT HAMMER

    The wide variety of books and collectibles at Fonsie Mealy’s sale in Kilkenny on May 2 includes a souvenir of the first hurling match in America in 1888. This is in the form of a silver medal by E. Johnson of Dublin inscribed GAA 1888.  The medal, inscribed “First Prize, Peter Kennedy” is estimated at 2,000/3,000. A first edition of a 1597 English Herbal by John Gerarde is estimated at 700-1,000 and Col. Robertsons Observati0ns on The Attack and Military Defence of Ireland with hand coloured folding maps has an estimate of 800-1,200. An Irish Parliamentary Party banner inscribed Ballybricken for Redmond is estimated at 500-700 and the official programme of the Cork V. Dublin hurling final of 1927 known as the Thunder and Lightning final which Dublin won is estimated at 600-800.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for April 16, 2018)

    The programme for the Thunder and Lightning final of 1927  UPDATE: THIS MADE 700 AT HAMMER

    AN EARLY ENGLISH HERBAL. UPDATE: THIS MADE 900 AT HAMMER

    LONG IRISH WAKE TABLE AT SOTHEBY’S IN LONDON

    Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
    An unusually long Irish wake table comes up at Sotheby’s Collectors Sale in London on May 3. The late 18th century table is ten feet long with double gateleg action and is estimated at £20,000-30,000.
    Wake or hunt tables are versatile and mobile.  The narrow shape when the flaps are down is ideal for holding a coffin.  When it came to the hunt they were carried outside to hold drink.
    Sotheby’s say that many examples are still in situ in houses in Ireland such as Leixlip Castle, Bellamont Forest, Co. Cavan, Mount Stewart, Co. Down and Luggala Co. Wicklow.
    Sotheby’s bi-annual Collections sale offers clients aN opportunity to acquire a wealth of fine and decorative art. With a focus on property sourced from private collections throughout Europe – often with an aristocratic or distinguished provenance – the sale will appeal to collectors and connoisseurs alike.
    UPDATE: THIS MADE £23,750

    AN HISTORIC DAILY MIRROR FRONT PAGE AT JAMES ADAM

    Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

    ‘SINN FEINER’S EXECUTION – CORK HONOURS THE DEAD’  was the headline on The Daily Mirror on November 1, 1920.  The Sinn

    An historic copy of the Daily Mirror  UPDATE:THIS MADE 200 AT HAMMER

    Feiner referred to was Kevin Barry, scheduled to be executed at 8 am on that morning, as Cork honoured its Lord Mayor Terence McSwiney, who had died in Brixton Prison on October 25 after 74 days on hunger strike.

    As a newspaper man it strikes me as an impressive and startling front page, dealing simultaneously with two major stories, composed almost entirely of photographs and captions and full of visual impact. We know the sorry history of these tragic deaths and their historical importance, here they are being played out in real time. A copy of the newspaper is lot 147 at the annual James Adam History Sale in Dublin on April 24 at 6 pm, estimated at just 80-120.
    There is a photo of 18 year old Dublin Medical student Kevin Barry on the top left of the page and a larger image of the coffin of Terence McSwiney at Cork City Hall on the top right.
    The picture on the lower left shows the Lord Mayor’s flower decked coffin on a tug guarded by the military.  The caption details how thousands paid their respects at Cork City Hall.  There are further photographs of an ambulance covered in flowers arriving at City Hall and Sinn Fein volunteers regulating queues of mourners.
    There are 287 lots in the auction including books, drawings, memorial cards, medals, photographs, letters, carvings, postcards, maps and militaria.  The catalogue is online.

    TITANIC MENU MAKE £100,000 AT WILTSHIRE AUCTION

    Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

    A menu of the first meal ever served aboard the Titanic made £100,000 at auction in Wiltshire on April 21. It went to a British collector at the auction at Henry Aldridge and Son in Devizes. On April 2, on Titanic’s first day of sea trials, officers and crew enjoyed their first meal served in the main dining saloon before being joined by the passengers.  The lunch included consommé mirrette, sweetbreads and spring lamb. The menu belonged to Second Officer Charles Lightoller, the most senior crew member to survive, who gave it to his wife as he left Southampton on 10 April 1912.

    There was global interest in the sale.  A key to the vessel’s chart room sold to a collector from Texas for £78,000.  The badge belonging to drowned steward Thomas Mullen, which was found with his body, sold for £57,000. Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge said: “We are delighted with the results of the auction and think the rarity of the objects is reflected in the prices which illustrates the ongoing fascination with the story of the Titanic.”

    POSTER OF THE FIRST DAIL AT WHYTE’S ECLECTIC COLLECTOR SALE

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

    A poster of the sitting of the First Dail in 1919.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 460 AT HAMMER

    A poster of the sitting of the First Dail in the Mansion House, Dublin in 1919 is among the lots at Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale in Dublin on May 5.  Centred with a photograph of the sitting the poster is surrounded by oval photograph portraits of the elected members. In an oak frame it is estimated at 300-500.

    The auction will offer historical documents and artefacts, sporting memorabilia, film posters, rock and pop collectibles, medals and militaria, coins and a collection of James II “Gunmoney”, banknotes, rare books, early printed maps of Ireland and elsewhere, antique silverware and curios including antique tribal masks from the Congo.  More than 500 lots will come under the hammer.