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    A PIECE OF AVIATION HISTORY AT WHYTE’S ECLECTIC COLLECTOR SALE

    Saturday, September 8th, 2018
    In June 1919 the British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown made the first non-stop transatlantic flight from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Clifden, Connemara in a modified First World War bomber which they crash landed in a field.   Local man Jim Fawl removed a souvenir from the crash site, a wooden rib, probably part of an aileron. The piece of aviation history came to light almost one hundred years later on RTE’s National Treasures programme and has been on exhibition in the Museum of Country Life, Castlebar since then.
    It is lot 137 in Whyte’s Eclectic Collector auction in Dublin at 11 am on September 15 estimated at €6,000-€8,000.  The sale includes historic artefacts, manuscripts, documents, maps, books, Irish provincial silver, advertising signs, posters, jewellery, watches, militaria, coins, medals and banknotes.
    UPDATE:  THIS MADE 8,500 AT HAMMER