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    Along with having worldwide record sales of over 55 million singer-songwriter Roger Whittaker is an inveterate collector.  The long time Co. Galway resident has hit songs that include easy listening standards like Durham Town, New World in the Morning, Mamy Blue, I don’t believe in If anymore and The Last Farewell.

    Now 75, he plans to re-locate with his family to the South of France.  Sheppards of Durrow will hold an auction of his collection over two days on September 28 and 29 next. The 650 lots from the Roger Whittaker Collection make up an eclectic mix that includes fine antique furniture like a Regency two pillar dining table and a set of antique dining chairs, sculpture, wildlife photographs, 14 Taylor guitars, a stunning collection of watches from houses like Patek Philippe and Cartier, a very rare death mask of the Irish poet Patrick Kavannagh and collectible items gathered by Whittaker on his journeys around the globe.
    The Sheppards catalogue for this sale is due to go on-line on September 15.

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