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    PICTURE POSTCARD PERFECT AT WHYTE’S AUCTION

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019
    Postcards offer a fascinating and enduring pictorial record in a way that social media is unlikely to achieve.  More than 100,000 postcards from the collection of late Dubliner Seamus Kearns will come up at Whyte’s in Dublin on January 26.  There are cards from the length and breadth of Ireland in a collection that includes topographical views, historic events, advertising, comic cards and greeting cards.  The worldwide collection features German Gruss Aus (Greetings from) cards, examples of Art Nouveau and Art Deco and glamour cards.
    A founder of the Irish Picture Postcard Society Seamus Kearns (1929-2014) began collecting stamps in the 1930’s and fell in love with old postcards in the 1950’s when he started amassing this collection.  He provided many exhibitions around the country including a show at the Guinness Hopstore in 1994. The main value is in Irish topographical and historical Irish cards.  There are views of villages and towns from the early 1900’s to the 1950’s.  Historic events like the 1916 Rising are covered.  Every county is represented with views which show a transition from muddy roads and horse drawn vehicles to tarmac, trams, buses and motor cars. Auction estimates range from 50 to 3,000.  The collection has been broken up into 500 lots with a total estimated value of 50,000-70,000.  The number of cards per lot varies from ten to over 3,000.  A collection of 110 cards of Belfast is estimated at 50,  a collection of Irish advertising cards is estimated at 3,000.  The catalogue is online and the sale can be viewed at Whyte’s from January 23.

    Lot 411 is an album of 480 mixed advertising and Art Deco cards (2,000-3,000)

    Patrick’s Hill, Cork from an album of 130 cards of Cork and Queenstown (200-300).

    A collection of 45 postcards of Lucan (80-120).

    Lot 311 is an album of 120 Irish advertising cards (2,000-3,000).

    A HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR READERS

    Monday, December 24th, 2018

    A postcard of William St., Galway

    Over 100,000 postcards will be offered by Whyte’s in Dublin on January 26. The collection was formed by Dubliner, Seamus Kearns (1929-2014). He began collecting stamps in the 1930s and fell in love with old postcards in the 1950s, since when he started amassing this collection. A founder of the Irish Picture Postcard Society, he provided many exhibitions around the country, including a major show at The Guinness Hopstore in 1994. The main value is in Irish topographical and historical Irish cards – views of villages and towns from the early 1900s to the 1950s as well as historic events such as the 1916 rising. With the advent of texting and selfies the sales of postcards have gone into decline but this collection shows what we are missing today – not only the wonderful images but also the thoughtful messages.  Pictured is a card showing William St., Galway in by gone days.  A bit of Christmas nostalgia for our readers, to whom we wish a very happy Christmas.

    WHYTE’S SALE OFFERS COLLECTORS KEY PIECES OF IRISH ART

    Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

    The evening sale of Important Irish Art at Whyte’s at the RDS in Dublin on November 26 will offer collectors an opportunity to acquire key pieces from this flagship winter sale.  Highlights include The Man with the Wrinkled Face by Yeats (80,000-120,000) and le Brocquy’s Image of Samuel Beckett (150,000-250,000) from 1994, one of a number of exemplary works by le Brocquy in the sale.  There are three horse paintings by Basil Blackshaw, some exceptional work by Irish women artists, a selection of sculpture and work by a wide variety of celebrated Irish artists.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    IMAGE OF SAMUEL BECKETT, 1994 LOUIS LE BROCQUY HRHA (1916-2012) (150,000-250,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 200,000 AT HAMMER

    THE MAN WITH THE WRINKLED FACE, 1944 JACK BUTLER YEATS RHA (1871-1957) (80,000-120,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 245,000 AT HAMMER

    SELF PORTRAIT, c.1914 MARGARET CLARKE (NÉE CRILLEY) RHA (1888-1961) (20,000-30,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 48,000 AT HAMMER

    MOUNTAINOUS LANDSCAPE, WEST OF IRELAND, 1913-1914 PAUL HENRY RHA (1876-1958) (30,000-40,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 44,000 AT HAMMER

    VIEWING NOW UNDERWAY FOR WHYTE’S LATEST COLLECTOR’S SALE

    Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

    The Eclectic Collection sale at Whyte’s in Dublin on September 15 is the latest in this series of increasingly popular auctions.  This one has almost 600 lots ranging from a Celtic Revival harp from Sydney, Australia to a copy of the Irish Proclamation to Bono’s schoolboy copy of Lord of the Flies.  The catalogue is online and the auction is now on view.  Here is a small selection:

    UPDATE: THE GROSS TOTAL OF THE SALE CAME TO 420,000

    Padraig Pearse chair from St. Enda’s School sold for 7,800 at hammer.

    1916 (24 APRIL) THE PROCLAMATION OF THE IRISH REPUBLIC. AN ORIGINAL EXAMPLE OF THIS HISTORIC DOCUMENT. UPDATE: THIS WAS SOLD IN ADVANCE OF THE AUCTION FOR 100,000.

    AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CELTIC REVIVAL HARP BY JAMES MCFALL, BELFAST. (2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,000 AT HAMMER

    1830S SIX VIEWS OF NEW YORK AND ITS ENVIRONS BY WH BARTLETT (300-400)  UDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A PIECE OF AVIATION HISTORY AT WHYTE’S ECLECTIC COLLECTOR SALE

    Saturday, September 8th, 2018
    In June 1919 the British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown made the first non-stop transatlantic flight from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Clifden, Connemara in a modified First World War bomber which they crash landed in a field.   Local man Jim Fawl removed a souvenir from the crash site, a wooden rib, probably part of an aileron. The piece of aviation history came to light almost one hundred years later on RTE’s National Treasures programme and has been on exhibition in the Museum of Country Life, Castlebar since then.
    It is lot 137 in Whyte’s Eclectic Collector auction in Dublin at 11 am on September 15 estimated at €6,000-€8,000.  The sale includes historic artefacts, manuscripts, documents, maps, books, Irish provincial silver, advertising signs, posters, jewellery, watches, militaria, coins, medals and banknotes.
    UPDATE:  THIS MADE 8,500 AT HAMMER

    BIG NAMES AT AFFORDABLE PRICES AT WHYTE’S SUMMER ART SALE

    Saturday, July 7th, 2018
    Louis le Brocquy, Sean McSweeney, Markey Robinson, Peter Curling, Felim Egan, Edward Delaney and Brian Ballard are among the familiar names at Whyte’s summer auction in Dublin at 6 pm on July 9.  There will be nearly 300 lots with estimates from a little as 100 euro making this sale a great opportunity for emerging collectors.

    Lot 63 is the 2009 Obama inauguration poster by Shepard Fairey signed by the artist and estimated at 500-700.  Ceili Dancers by Oisin Kelly, less than six inches high and on a Connemara marble base, is estimated at just 300-500.  For this sale Whyte’s has changed its live  bidding platform.  There will be no extra charge for live bidding on the auction if it is done through Whyte’s.  Those who have already registered with the firm will have to do so again to avail of this. Third party auction platforms like Invaluable or The Saleroom will charge the customer 3% to 5% plus VAT.  The catalogue is online.

    2009 Obama inauguration poster  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 850 AT HAMMER

    Ceili Dancers by Oisin Kelly  UPDATE: THIS MADE 640 AT HAMMER

    A SUMMER ART SALE AT WHYTE’S IN DUBLIN

    Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

    The summer art evening sale by Whyte’s in Dublin on July 9 boasts nearly 300 lots with guides from as little as 100 euro.  This affordable selection features many of the big names of Irish art. Whytes has changed its internal internet bidding platform for this auction and will sell the works at no extra charge to those who bid live through their own site.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    JOHN CHRISTOPHER BROBBEL RBA (B.1950) – CARROWTEIGE, COUNTY MAYO, 1989 (400-600)  U[PDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    PAULINE BEWICK RHA (B.1935) – FOSSETT’S HORSE RIDES, 2001 (800-1,000)   UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,000 AT HAMMER

    CECILY BRENNAN (B.1955) – CLOUD CROSSING MOUNTAIN (400-600)  UPDATE: THIS WAS PASSED

    MARIA SIMONDS-GOODING RHA (B.1939) – ENCLOSURE ON A MOUNTAIN, 1989 ETCHING, WORKING PROOF (200-300)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 280 AT HAMMER

    MICHEAL FARRELL (1940-2000) – THE KNEE CAP, 1978 (24/120) (250-350)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 380 AT HAMMER

    FELIM EGAN (B.1952) – LAGOON A (etching 38/75) (200-300)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 220

    YEATS, HENRY, CONOR, O’NEILL AT WHYTE’S

    Thursday, May 24th, 2018

    Works by Jack B Yeats, Paul Henry, William Conor, Dan O’Neill, Louis le Brocquy and other leading artists feature at Whyte’s evening sale of Important Irish Art at the RDS in Dublin on May 28.  The lead lot is Morning Glory by Yeats, a 14′”x 18″  oil estimated at 80,000-100,000.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection.

    MORNING GLORY, 1945 JACK BUTLER YEATS RHA (1871-1957) (80,000-120,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 175,000 AT HAMMER

    LOOKING THROUGH THE WINDOW, 1929 JOHN LUKE RUA (1906-1975) (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,200 AT HAMMER

    WESTERN SKIES, c.1919 PAUL HENRY RHA (1876-1958) (50,000-70,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 46,000 AT HAMMER

    VIEWS OF THE SKELLIG ISLANDS (A PAIR) RICHARD BRYDGES BEECHEY ARHA (1808-1895) (2,000-3,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,900 AT HAMMER

    RYAN’S DAUGHTER AT WHYTE’S ECLECTIC COLLECTOR SALE

    Saturday, April 28th, 2018

    This poster for Ryan’s Daughter is at Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale in Dublin on May 5.  Shot on location in Kerry the 1970 film starring Robert Mitchum and Trevor Howard won two Oscars (Best Supporting Actor and Cinematography).

    Directed by David Lean and set in 1917/18  the epic romantic drama tells the story of an affair between a  married Irish woman and a British Army officer during World War 1.  This troubled romance occurred in the wake of the 1916 Rising against a background of moral and political opposition. It was panned by the critics and a box office success.

    The unrestored British quad poster displays signs of use and is estimated at 150-200.  The sale includes historical documents and artefacts,  sporting, film and rock and pop memorabilia, medals, banknotes and collectibles. It will be on view from next Wednesday.

    UPDATE; THIS MADE 700 AT HAMMER

    POSTER OF THE FIRST DAIL AT WHYTE’S ECLECTIC COLLECTOR SALE

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

    A poster of the sitting of the First Dail in 1919.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 460 AT HAMMER

    A poster of the sitting of the First Dail in the Mansion House, Dublin in 1919 is among the lots at Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale in Dublin on May 5.  Centred with a photograph of the sitting the poster is surrounded by oval photograph portraits of the elected members. In an oak frame it is estimated at 300-500.

    The auction will offer historical documents and artefacts, sporting memorabilia, film posters, rock and pop collectibles, medals and militaria, coins and a collection of James II “Gunmoney”, banknotes, rare books, early printed maps of Ireland and elsewhere, antique silverware and curios including antique tribal masks from the Congo.  More than 500 lots will come under the hammer.