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    THE Dublin Metropolitan Police Proclamation banning a meeting.

    THE Dublin Metropolitan Police Proclamation banning a meeting.  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 900

    THE centenary of the 1913 Lock Out will be marked at Whyte’s auction of History, Literature and Collectibles in Dublin on September 14.  It is exactly 100 years since Ireland’s most significant industrial dispute began in August 1913.  It went on until January 2014. Lot 253 in Whyte’s auction of 745 lots is a scarce Dublin Metropolitan Police proclamation banning a meeting at Sackville Street or its neighbourhood on August 31, 1913.  It warns that “… such meeting or assemblage is seditious and that the said meeting or assemblage would cause terror and alarm to, and dissension between, his Majesty’s subjects, and would be an unlawful assembly”.  It was issued by E.G. Swifte, Chief Divisional Magistrate and is estimated at 1,000-1500.

    Lot 254 is a pair of National Seaman’s and Fireman’s Union membership booklets issued to Richard Dunne.  They show membership payment stamps from 1913 to 1916 with no stamps for the weeks from September 15 to November 3 1913. This period is overwritten in ink:  “8 weeks allowed Lockout”.  The booklets are estimated at 300-500.

    The sale covers a time span from 50-60 million years BC with a basalt section from the Giant’s Causeway to the unique Irish Masters Snooker Trophy last awarded in 2007.


    UPDATE: The Proclamation sold for 900, the union membership books for 620.

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