Whyte’s - where collectibles and collectors are truly valued.
WHYTE’S are Ireland’s leading auctioneers and valuers of specialist collectibles.
The range that Whyte’s experts handle is truly awesome and includes:
In the first instance Whyte’s will give an estimate of the likely price an object will achieve at auction. All collectibles consigned to Whyte’s are thoroughly researched and authenticated before cataloguing. They are then carefully photographed to highlight their particular interest for specialist collectors.
In addition to our experienced staff, Whyte’s employ the services of a panel of experts – academics, collectors and dealers – to assist in the identification and authenticity of the items catalogued. This ensures that collectors can trust Whyte’s catalogue descriptions, which is reflected in the resulting generous prices paid.
Whyte’s hold two History, Literature & Collectibles sales a year. These sales encompass most of the collecting areas listed above and attract huge attention from the media and from collectors. These sales are not just auctions but social gatherings of collectors from all over Ireland and overseas.
Whyte’s also host occasional specialised single theme or single owner sales of important collections. In recent years Whyte’s hosted noteworthy specialised sales of antiquarian books, rock & pop memorabilia, coins, tokens, banknotes, cigarette cards and stamps.
Ian Whyte has been handling the sale of collectibles since the mid 1960s and became a licensed auctioneer in 1975. He has in the last four decades handled specialised sales of a great variety of collectibles including antiquarian books, autographs, banknotes, cigarette cards, coins, ephemera, medals, manuscripts, maps, militaria, photographs, pop and rock memorabilia, posters, postage stamps and postal history, postcards, toys, to mention but a few! He has made many appearances on television and radio and in both national and overseas newspapers.
Stuart Purcell BA is Head of Collectibles at Whyte’s. He has over 15 years experience in the business, having previously worked in Adams Saleroom in Dublin, Thomas Adam in Blackrock and lately as a dircetor of Orr & Company, Delgany. He has extensive knowledge of antiques and collectibles and acts as a valuer and advisor to several major corporate clients and loss adjusters as well as collectors. Stuart presents “Cash or Trash” on TV3 in which he appraises collectibles submitted by viewers.