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  • A BATON TO COMMEMORATE PARNELL AT WHYTE’S

    A baton carried by the Chief Marshal of the Parnell Anniversary Demonstration in Dublin on October 7, 1890 is included in Whyte’s Eclectic Collector auction on September 17.  The bog-oak baton surmounted by a silver plated bust of Charles Stewart Parnell and decorated with carvings of ivy, commemorates “the uncrowned King of Ireland”.

    Ivy as a symbol of allegiance to Parnell takes its cue from a wreath of ivy sent by a Cork woman to Parnell’s funeral as the best offering she could afford.  There is an engraved white metal collar noting that it was presented to Mr. M.J. Murray, Chief Marshall of the demonstration.  The baton is estimated at 1,000-1,500.

    The auction will include sporting memorabilia, stamps, banknotes, advertising signs, travel posters, books, photographs and ephemera and the catalogue is online at Whyte’s.

    The unique Parnell commemorative baton.

    The unique Parnell commemorative baton.

    A diving helmet used by Joe Murphy, Master Shipwright with Dublin Port and Docks who retired in the 1980's. (3,000-5,000)

    A diving helmet used by Joe Murphy, Master Shipwright with Dublin Port and Docks who retired in the 1980’s. (3,000-5,000)

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