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    DEV AND THE BLUESHIRTS AT WHYTE’S HISTORY SALE

    Monday, October 12th, 2015
    With everything from World War I recruitment posters designed for use in Ireland to the returning officers report of the East Clare by-election of 1917 signed by Eamon de Valera the sale of History, Literature and Collectibles by Whyte’s in Dublin on October 17 is brimful of interest. The posters encourage, shame, cajole and threaten Irishmen to join up citing acts of barbarity on the part of the Germans and the promise of a place among the nations for Ireland. Lots 155 to 163 have estimates of 150-300. Stuart Purcell of Whyte’s says that demand for objects relating to the Crown forces during the 1916 revolution is on the increase.  There is a previously unrecorded medal awarded to part time soldier FC Stephens of the St. Andrews Volunteer Training Corps.  It is inscribed: “For services rendered at Beggar’s Bush barracks” and estimated at 3,000-5,000.  A defence of Trinity College cup awarded to Cadet George Mathews offered with three curfew passes is estimated at 2,000-3,000.  A posthumous Easter Rising medal awarded to Patrick Farrell has the same estimate.

    The East Clare document marking the start of Eamon de Valera’s 42 year career as an elected representative is estimated at 8,000-12,000. The first flag of the Army Comrades Association or Blueshirts recorded at auction is estimated at 1,000-1,500.  A cotton military style blue shirt with epaulettes and breast pockets and a Fine Gael badge is estimated at 1,000-1,500. An Irish silver Henry Grattan statue commemorative trowel presented to William Martin Murphy is estimated at 800-1,200.

    1917 - Returning Officer's Report for East Clare Election signed by Eamon de Valera (8,000-12,000)

    1917 – Returning Officer’s Report for East Clare Election signed by Eamon de Valera (8,000-12,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

     1949 (25 July). Letter signed by Congressman John Kennedy - later President of the USA 1960-1963. Typescript on Congress of the United States headed paper, signed in ink "John Kennedy". Addressed to Turner's, a liquor store in Cambridge Massachusetts, concerning their petition for a reduction in federal excise taxes on alcoholic beverages. (800-1,200)

    1949 (25 July). Letter signed by Congressman John Kennedy – later President of the USA 1960-1963.
    Typescript on Congress of the United States headed paper, signed in ink “John Kennedy”. Addressed to Turner’s, a liquor store in Cambridge Massachusetts, concerning their petition for a reduction in federal excise taxes on alcoholic beverages. (800-1,200)

    A First World War recruitment poster at Whyte's in Dublin next Saturday.

    A First World War recruitment poster at Whyte’s in Dublin next Saturday.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 280 AT HAMMER

    The flag of the Army Comrades Association or Blueshirts (1,000-1,500).

    The flag of the Army Comrades Association or Blueshirts (1,000-1,500).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

     

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for October 7, 2015).