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    A War Code Irish £20 note from 1944 sold for

    A War Code Irish £20 note from 1944 sold for 9,500

    A ten pounds 1939 banknote was the top lot at Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale in Dublin.  It made 10,500 in a sale which totaled more than 240,000.  No less than 30% of lots went to online bidders.  The Elvis Presley ancestor’s document of a court case in Co. Carlow went to a collector in Wicklow. It sold for 2,300.  The underbidder was an institution in Co. Carlow. A 2d perforated stamp sold for 10,000 and a Central Bank of Ireland Lady Lavery banknote from 1944 with the war code sold for 9,500.

    A collection of 12 Co. Cork GAA medals going back to 1889 sold for 5,400.  A rare trial piece 20 pence coin from 1985 sold for 4,800 to a collector in Texas. A British Empire George IV stamp collection in seven volumes sold for 4,000 to a collector in Gloucestershire.  Whyte’s are already planning another collectors sale for next September 17.

    (See posts on for May 6 and April 25, 2016)

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