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  • BBC ANTIQUES ROAD TRIP IN IRELAND

    Filming for the BBC Antiques Road Trip will take place at the Ashgrove Auction Rooms in Co. Laois on Tuesday August 16.  Antique specialists Thomas Plant and Mark Hales will get a small budget and vintage transportation at the start of their week in Ireland. Thus equipped they will source antiques around Ireland.  The idea then is to grow their kitty by selling the items they have acquired at the sale at Ashgrove Auction Rooms on August 16.  The programme will be aired in the autumn.
    The sale on August 16 at 4.30 p.m. features over 1,000 lots including silver, plate, jewellery, ceramics, glass, books, stamps, clocks, art, lighting, mirrors, antique furniture and ephemera.

    This early 19th century cutlery box on later stand is at the Ashgrove Auction Rooms sale on August 16. It is estimated at 700-900.

    A colour printed poster showing photographic portraits of De Valera and nine members of the first Fianna Fail cabinet against a stylised four leaf clover Celtic motif border. Dublin: Irish Press, 1933. It is estimated at 300-500. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD.

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