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    FONSIE MEALY SALE BRIMFUL OF INTEREST

    Friday, September 23rd, 2016

    First editions, literature, Republican and political items, sporting medals and all sorts of memorabilia will come up at Fonsie Mealy’s Rare Book and Collectors’s sale at the Ormonde Hotel in Kilkenny on September 28.  More than 800 lots will come under the hammer. Lot 733 is a head and shoulders portrait of Archbishop Thomas William Croke (1824-1902), after whom Croke Park in Dublin is named. He was the second catholic bishop of the Diocese of Auckland in New Zealand and later Archbishop of Cashel and Emly in Ireland.  The portrait, by P. MacEgan, is estimated at 800-1,200. A limited edition of The Playboy of the Western World with illustrations by Louis le Brocquy is estimated at 180-260 and a Marrowbone Lane combatants medal from 1916 is estimated at 2,000-3,000.  There is an estimate of 300-400 on a selection of Irish political postcards and a programme for the 1978 rugby match at Thomond Park where Munster conquered the All-Blacks is estimated at 400-600.  There is everything from signed first editions by Seamus Heaney to the Military Cross awarded to Tipperary chaplain Edmund Canon after an action at Ypres in 1917 (1,000-1,500) in a sale that is brimful of interest.

    P. Mac Egan, 20th Century Irish School "Archbishop Th. William Croke,"

    P. Mac Egan, 20th Century Irish School “Archbishop Th. William Croke,”. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,300 AT HAMMER

    Tipperary Chaplain's Military Cross Medal: World War One (1914 - 1918)

    Tipperary Chaplain’s Military Cross Medal: World War One (1914 – 1918) UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    The Day Munster Conquered the All-Blacks Programme: Rugby: Munster R.F.C.

    The Day Munster Conquered the All-Blacks Programme: Rugby: Munster R.F.C.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 380 AT HAMMER

    Postcards: Irish Political, 1916 - 22

    Postcards: Irish Political, 1916 – 22  UPDATE: THIS MADE 300 AT HAMMER

    1916 Marrowbone Lane Combatants Medal 1916 Medal: An original 1916 Rising Combatants Service Medal

    1916 Marrowbone Lane Combatants Medal 1916 Medal: An original 1916 Rising Combatants Service Medal  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400 AT HAMMER