21 April 2012

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1868: Facsimiles of the Miniatures and Ornaments of Anglo-Saxon and Irish Manuscripts by J.O. Westwood  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 6

Reserve: €600

  • Dimensions: 22 by 14 in.
  • Quaritch London, 1868, folio, 156pp.One of an edition of 200, illustrated with 54 excellent chromolithographic plates. Presented in a cloth folding box.

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1791: Francis Grose The Antiquities of Ireland limited edition with colour plates   

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 7

Reserve: €8000

  • Dimensions: 14 by 10 in.
  • London. Hooper. 1791. Comprising of two volumes with a total of 266 very fine contemporarily hand coloured plates. Only a total of 25 copies of this work were coloured hence the absolute rarity of this set. Attractively bound in three quarter green morocco with marbled boards and ornate gilt spine. The last copy of this limited edition with handcoloured prints to be offered for sale was listed in Hodges Figgis' A Catalogue of Books Relating to Ireland, August 1953.

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1699 (12 December) Portsmouth Garrison letter relating to troop behaviour  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 17

Reserve: €150

  • Dimensions: 11 by 6.5 in.
  • Two page manuscript letter to Henry Sidney, Earl of Romney about the threatening behaviour of John Larkin, a gunner, against Daniel Monteth commander of the guard

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18th-19th Century: Collection of Irish leases and marriage settlement documents  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 26

Reserve: €200

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  • Including County Meath marriage settlements from 1734 and 1786. 1815 County Kildare lease between Patrick Dunne of Corbally and Robert Johnson of Athy. 1779 conveyance between goldsmith John West of Dublin and John Clayton. 1770 Dublin lease of lands in Grange between Matthew Goodman and John Bryan. Good selection (4 items)

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19th Century: 1782 Club buttons  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 29

Reserve: €80

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  • 3 large and 1 small 1782 Club gilt buttons decorated with shamrocks. The club was founded in 1844 to celebrate the memory of legislative Irish independence in 1782.

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1793 (13 February) French Revolution volunteer commission document  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 31

Reserve: €150

  • Dimensions: 13.5 by 9 in.
  • In the name of Citizen Paul Guichard To hold the rank of Lieutenant in the Militia Battalion of the Somme With signatures and original wax seal. Framed

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1794-7: French Revolutionary Wars engravings including Captain Faulknor storming Fort Royal Martinique  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 32

Reserve: €250

  • Dimensions: 25 by 30 in.
  • Framed, coloured engravings. Two large engravings of Captain Faulknor of HMS Zebra storming Fort Royal Martinique as part of a force of 1200 commanded by General Rochambeau and Captain Trollope in the Glatton engaging a French squadron. Both published by James Daniell, London. (2 items)

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1820-1840: British nobility commemorative medals including George Leveson-Gower  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 46

Reserve: €150

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  • Three attractively framed commemorative medals. Two produced in memory of George Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland, a controversial figure due to his role in the Highland Clearances. The third in memory of Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater.

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1835 (7 December) Major General Richard Delafield handwritten and signed letter  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 49

Reserve: €100

  • Dimensions: 9.5 by 7.5 in.
  • Single page manuscript. Letter written and signed by Richard Delafield who served as superintendent of the US Military Academy, was Chief of Engineers, and was a major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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1829-43: Political Sketches by H.B. (John Doyle)  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 51

Reserve: €1200

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  • Oblong folio. half calf. Seven volumes with numerous political sketches. Two volumes consisting of tinted lithograph plate, the remaining five volumes with black and white plates.

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19th-20th Century: Mixed ephemera collection including 1852 Mayor of Oxford signature  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 56

Reserve: €80

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  • A mixed lot including signature of James Wyatt dated 22 March 1852, Duke of Windsor greetings card, 1925 S.S. Paris list of passengers, United States Line list of passengers cover, signature of Betsey Roosevelt, Philadelphia CDV and cabinet cards etc. (10 items)

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1866 (21 February) Dublin Castle letters relating to the Irish Republican Brotherhood  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 65

Reserve: €100

  • Dimensions: 13 by 8 in.
  • Two letters sent from Dublin Castle to the Magistrates at Lucan and Newcastle Petty Sessions stating that female prisoners should be sent to Grangegorman prison due to "the occupation of Kilmainham Gaol by prisoners charged with or suspected of treasonable practices" An interesting piece of legal ephemera directly relating to attempts to repress the IRB.

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1871: Charles Darwin Vanity Fair print  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 71

Reserve: €250


1890s: John Dillon M.P. and William O'Brien, M.P signed photographs  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 83

Reserve: €300

  • Dimensions: 4 by 2.5 in.
  • Carte de visite photographic cards of Land League founders William O'Brien M.P and John Dillon M.P. both by Lawrence of Dublin and both signed on the verso respectively. (2 items)

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1887-1910: County Carlow estate documents relating to the Hamilton Estate of Baron Holmpatrick  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 92

Reserve: €200

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  • Collection of documents relating to part of the Hamilton Carlow Estate from circa 1887-1910. Including deed dated 1877 assinging Erindale to James Dolan of Bennkerry, Carlow, a Yeoman, another titled the "Surrender of Erindale" by James to Dolan to The Right Hon. Ion T. Hamilton. An architect's plan by Frederick Shaw of Drogheda dated 1895 with proposed additions and alterations to Erindale House, which was built in 1810 and originally owned by the Duke of Wellington. Also other documents including letters from architects, from a Major Strickland of Fermoy, Co. Cork. (100+ items)

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1894 (21 April) Irish Victorian legal commission  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 93

Reserve: €100


Late 19th century City of Dublin Steam Packet Company silver plate   

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 97

Reserve: €100

  • Dimensions: 16 by 16 in.
  • Salver engraved with decorative border and the crest of the famous City of Dublin Steam Packet Company, which lost two steamers sunk by the Germans during the First World War.

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1892 (8 August) Cork Justice of the Peace commission document for John P. Tayler  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 99

Reserve: €100

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  • Print with manuscript insertions. County Cork interest single leaf parchment document of commission for the appointment of John Parker Tayler to be a Justice of the Peace for County Cork. Complete with green seal depicting Queen Victoria. John P. Tayler was born in 1835 and resided at Rock Lodge, Monkstown, Cork. He died in 1896 and is buried in Passage West.

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19th Century: Royal Irish Rifles officer's sword by Reilly College Green  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 100

Reserve: €300

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  • 1827 pattern British officer's sword with fishskin and wire grip, iron hilt with the stringed bugle of the light infantry regiments. Blade decorated with etched designed including maker's name of "J. Reilly & Son, College Green, Dublin" and "Royal Irish Rifles"

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19th Century: French Infantry 1831 pattern 'Gladius' sword  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 101

Reserve: €80


1897: 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles history and photographic book  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 113

Reserve: €200

  • Dimensions: 11 by 13 in.
  • Burrows, London, 97 pp, original boards.A scarce history of the Royal Irish Rifles completed in 1897. Profusely illustrated with large full page photographs of each company of the battalion, the regimental shooting team, Tug-of-War team, Officers, Sergeants, band, buglers etc. All complete with names. An excellent historical and genealogical resource.

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1853: Historical record of the 87th Foot (Royal Irish Fusiliers)  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 116

Reserve: €100

  • Dimensions: 9 by 5.5 in.
  • Cloth with gilt, 120pp, Cannon, London.A bound account of the history of the 87th Regiment or Royal Irish Fusiliers from its formation in 1793 until 1853. Specially presented to the regiment, inscribed "Presented to the Officers of the Royal Irish Fusiliers by Capt. D, Knox-Patterson R.A.S.C." With bookplate of the regiment. A unique item.

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1901: The Green Horse in Ladysmith, 5th Dragoon Guards history  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 132

Reserve: €100

  • Dimensions: 7.5 by 5 in.
  • Original boards with gilt, 171pp, Sampson Low 1901.History of the 5th Dragoon Guards during the Siege of Ladysmith by St John Gore. An authoritative account published shortly after the siege. With a complete nominal roll of those serving with the regiment

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20th Century: Collection of Irish interest military and civilian buttons  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 136

Reserve: €80

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  • Including Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Royal Irish Lancers, Royal Ulster Rifles, Royal Irish Constabulary, Royal UIster Constabulary, Lothian and Border Yeomanry, Social Harriers, Irish Army dress uniform button etc. (57 items)

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1900-1914: Bank of France centennial medallion and L'École Centrale medal  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 152

Reserve: €150

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  • Large circular medallion issued for "Centenaire de la Banque de France 1800-1900" with the name of "Georges Robineau" engraved verso later Governor of the Bank of France from 1920-1927. Also with another French medal by René Baudichon, obverse showing a figure representing science appearing to three men, reverse with a plane flying over Paris above the text "Le groupe de Paris des anciens élèves de l'école Centrale, A Monsieur Grosclaude 24 Avril 1914". Both with original fitted cases (2 items)

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1902 and 1911 Coronations of Edward VII and George V commemorative medals.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 163

Reserve: €60


1907: Dublin International Exhibition memorabilia and ephemera collection  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 165

Reserve: €400

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  • Including green coloured jug with the words "The Irish International Exhibition Dublin 1907'. Exhibition vesta case. 2 small Irish International Exhibition medals. 30 postcards with scenes and themes relating to the exhibition. Exhibition pipe. Three egg cups and tea cups with transfer printed scene of the Exhibition building and an exhibition daily programme for 21 September. A good selection of the many different commemorative items that were produced. (41 items)

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1911 (July 8-13) Decorative souvenir programme of the Royal Visit to Dublin  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 170

Reserve: €100

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  • Single printed sheet titled "Programmes & Souvenir of Royal Visit to Dublin". Decorated with a floral border and portraits of the King and Queen and with details of the carriage procession from Kingstown to the Castle and the series of events that would take place.

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1912 (15 April) The historically important Titanic telegram sent to the Belfast Evening Telegraph on the day of its sinking  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 172

Reserve: €20000

  • Dimensions: 10 by 8 in.
  • Manuscript on 'Post Office Telegraphs' headed paper, with date and receiving office stamp "Belfast Apr 15. 12" stating"White Star Liner Titanic wh. Reuters states is sinking in mid Atlantic as result of collision wi iceberg left Southampton last Wedy. on maiden voyage to New York. Titanic is largest vessel afloat having tonnage of 46,382 or 1004 more than Olympic. She has lgth of 882 feet wi ninety two feet breadth & was luxuriously fitted up wi especial regard to requirements o wealthy Americans"This unique and historically important telegram was sent by the Press Association (as indicated by "P.A." in ms at top of the form) to the Belfast Evening Telegraph and received by journalist Robert (Bob) McComb. The date stamp bears the date of 15 April 1912, the day on which the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean, and the time is written as 10.39 (presumably morning, and as receipt in Belfast), about three hours after the ship had sunk) making this document the first notification of the ship's sinking and allowing the newspaper to be one of the first to break the news of the Titanic.It is difficult to comprehend the disbelief and shock which must have greeted this telegram as it arrived at the offices of the Telegraph, the largest selling newspaper in Titanic's home city of Belfast. The news which the telegram gives reflects the fragmented and sparse nature of the initial information which filtered back to Ireland relating to the fate of the world's most famous ship. This telegram allowed the Telegraph to achieve the amazing feat of breaking the Titanic news on the same day as the sinking. Their dramatic headline was paraphrased from the content of the telegram and read "The Titanic Sinking ". The desperation for more information would have clearly permeated throughout the offices of the newspaper and Bob McComb was gifted this important document as a reminder of one of the most shocking moments, not only in his career, but also in the history of Belfast.McComb was one of the Telegraph's most celebrated and legendary journalists. He began working for the newspaper while it was under the management of Sir Robert Baird and was aged 41 and working as sub-editor in 1912. He served a total of 34 years on the staff of the Telegraph and was later described as having "covered some of the biggest news stories of his time, his resourcefulness when on an assignment was almost legendary". There would be few stories 'bigger' than that of Titanic.Bob McComb died in May 1932 but his preservation of this historically important document ensured its survival over the passing of 100 years, which is remarkable given its fragility. It serves as a tangible link between the events of a century ago and a city which spent three years creating the world's most famous ship, only to receive this telegram and news of its demise, with terrible loss of life, two weeks after seeing it leave.

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1912 (15 April) Titanic facsimile framed ephemera collection  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 184

Reserve: €200

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  • A collection of facsimile documents, photographs and ephemera relating to the Titanic contained in a large frame. A well presented and unique collection, ideal for decorative purposes.

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1907: The Cunard Atlantic Liner Lusitania publication by 'Engineering'  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 186

Reserve: €300

  • Dimensions: 14 by 10.5 in.
  • Original boards, 98pp.The Cunard Turbine-Driven Quadruple-Screw Atlantic Liner, Lusitania The original bound edition from the magazine 'Engineering. With a large number of illustrations including photographs of the ship, Cunard staff, parts and also plans. An excellent and rare publication.

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19th Century: Collection of Orange Order sashes and badges  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 189

Reserve: €150

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  • Three good examples of Orange Order sashes complete with numerous white metal badges and silk ribbons including St. Aidan's Church L.O.L. 1457 badge etc. Also with a decorative single page manuscript poem "The Orange and Blue" relating to Ulster and Home Rule, signed and dated "J.B. / August 19th 1895 / Hampton, Virgina USA". An interesting piece of Scotch-Irish American ephemera. (4 items)

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19th Century: "We Will Not Have Home Rule" glass and Edward Carson bust  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 190

Reserve: €200

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  • Scarce early anti-Home Rule glass decorated on both sides with the words "We Will Not Have Home Rule" surrounded by laurel detail. Also with a small white and blue bust of Edward Carson decorated with the words "Ulster Will Fight & Ulster Will Be Right". An interesting pair.

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1914: Ulster Volunteer Force orders and notices issued by Colonel G. Hacket Pain  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 191

Reserve: €200

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  • Letterpress, various sizes.A scarce collection of printed orders issued in 1914 to the Ulster Volunteer Force, including an orders relating to the formation of the 36th (Ulster) Division for service during the First World War and the carrying of arms. 12 September, 1p, General UVF orders relating to the administration of the new 'Ulster (Service) Division', Clandeboye Camp and Ballykinlar Camp. 4 July, 1p, Special orders for protection of arms during 12 July celebrations. 27 June, 1p, order from Sir Edward Carson relating to the carrying of arms openly by members with or without a license and to resist any attempt by police or others to seize them. Undated, 4pp, suggestions for Battalion supply and transport duties. (5 items)

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1915: Sligo Agriculture Committee wartime poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 197

Reserve: €150

  • Dimensions: 24 by 18 in.
  • Provenance: Lissadell House auction, HOK & Christie's, 25 November 2003; private collection
  • Letterpress.Unusual poster printed by Sligo Nationalist Printing Works. Titled "Farmers ! Look to the Future. Retain your breeding stock and sow now catch crops for spring feeding" Issued by J. J. Clancy of the Courthouse, Sligo.

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1914-15 Trio to Private Cornelius Twomey Royal Munster Fusiliers  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 201

Reserve: €220

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  • 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal officially named to 6928 Pte. C. Twomey R. Mun. Fus. Cornelius Twomey served with the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the Munster Fusiliers on the Western Front from 1914 and was discharged in 1919.

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1914-15 Trio to Private Stephen Horan Leinster Regiment  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 202

Reserve: €200

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  • 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal officially named to 4657 Pte. S. Horan Leins. R. Stephen Horan served with the Leinster Regiment in France from September 1915. He was later discharged as unfit and was also entitled to a Silver War Badge

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1914-15 Trio awarded to Private James Commins Royal Irish Fusiliers  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 203

Reserve: €200

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  • 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal officially named to Pte. J. Commins R. Ir. Fus. Also with original photographic postcard of the recipient. James Commins from Sligo served with the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers and enlisted in 1908. He served in France from December 1914 and later in Salonika and Egypt.

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WW1 and Special Constabulary Service Medal group of four to 2nd Lieutenant C. Stead Royal Garrison Artillery  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 208

Reserve: €160

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  • British War Medal and Victory Medal officially named to 2 Lieut. C. Stead, Defence Medal unnamed as issued and Special Constabulary Long Service Medal named to Clifford Stead.Stead served with the Garrison Artillery in France from 1917 and was later promoted to Lieutenant. After his discharge he lived in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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1914-15 Trio to Private J. E. Cribb Wilts Regiment later 2nd Lieutenant London Scottish  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 210

Reserve: €100

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  • 1914-15 Star 10127 L. Cpl. J. E. Cribb Wilts R., British War and Victory Medals 10127 Pte. J. E. Cribb Wilts. R. All officially impressed.John Edward Cribb served on the Western Front with the Wiltshire Regiment from December 1914 and was commissioned to Second Lieutenant only to be later reverted to Private. His service ended with the 14th (London Scottish) Battalion London Regiment when he was wounded on 8 October 1918 after the capture of Sauchy-Cauchy. He was finally discharged due to his wounds in 1919. Later in life he married a woman from Cork and moved to Paris where he worked for the Guaranty Trust Company of New York.

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1914-1918: Pair of leather ammunition pouches  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 220

Reserve: €100


circa 1920: Royal Sussex Regiment miniature portrait by J Carey  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 223

Reserve: €200

  • Dimensions: 3.5 by 3 in.
  • Gouache.A portrait miniature of a Captain of the Royal Sussex Regiment. Signed J. Carey lower right. In fitted red case by The Sussex Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co., Brighton.

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1887: Early portrait of Maud Gonne in France  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 225

Reserve: €500

  • Dimensions: 13.5 by 9.5 in.
  • Oil on canvas laid on board.An extremely interesting portrait of a young Maud Gonne Signed lower right "Felix Jeanniot 1887" and inscribed lower left "Mdlle. Maud Gonne" Contained in a frame by A. Bassi & Co, Wellington Quay, Dublin and with photographs of Maud Gonne (in later life) and Sean MacBride with Dr Noël Browne affixed verso. It is possible that the artist was an acquaintance while Gonne was in France.Gonne had links with France from an early age. She spent time in a boarding school in the country and decided to live there after the death of her father in 1886. This portrait painted shortly after this time and before her rise to fame would have more than likely been painted around the time of the start of her relationship with the radical journalist Lucien Millevoye with whom she would later have two children Georges and Iseult.

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1913: A Vision of Life by Darrell Figgis signed presentation copy  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 228

Reserve: €100

  • Dimensions: 7.45 by 5 in.
  • Original boards, Lane, London, 100pp.Inscribed and signed by the author "To P. O'Keefe, with kind regards 20/11/13". P. O'Keefe believed to be Padraig O'Caoimh later a well known member of Sinn Fein along Figgis and an active supporter of the Irish Volunteers.

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circa 1917: Limerick edition of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 234

Reserve: €600

  • Dimensions: 23 by 16 in.
  • The words of the proclamation underneath an image of the signatories and within and green decorative border. Printed by City Printing Co. Limerick. Scarce with few other known examples.

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1916-1921: 1916 Medal, War of Independence Medal and 1971 Medal to Patrick Connolly of Galway  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 237

Reserve: €2500

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  • Provenance: Patrick Connolly, Irish Volunteers; thence by descent
  • 1916 medal, 1919-21 War of Independence Service Medal with Comrac bar and 1971 50th Anniversary of the Truce Medal . (3 items)Awarded to Patrick Connolly, a farmer from Tysaxon, Athenry, Galway who was born in 1888. His exact role and details of service during the Rebellion are not clear however it is known that he was imprisoned in Richmond Barracks at the end of the Rising and on 19 May was sent to Woking Detention Barracks. He died in January 1978. An interesting group to a Galway volunteer.

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1916 (25 April) Irish Times Rising special extra issues  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 246

Reserve: €1500

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  • The two editions of the Irish Times issued on 25 April, 1916. The first 8pp with a full report of events and was withdrawn on government orders at 8 a.m. The second 6pp excludes all the reports but includes two government proclamations with a brief statement "Sinn Fein Rising in Dublin...the authorities have taken active & energetic measures to deal with the situation." Also with a small notice from the Manager of the Irish Times stating that "Permission to issue this paper was withdrawn at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 25th April, 1916." The paper subsequently issued to the public on that day was considerably reduced. Scarce.

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1976: The Green Flag with signed letters from author Robert Kee  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 261

Reserve: €150

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  • In three volumes The Most Distressful Country, 341pp,The Bold Fenian Men, 303pp and Ourselves Alone, 192pp. Loosely inserted are two letters from Kee to Bulmer Hobson's sister, a Mrs. Florence Patterson in April and May 1977. Also with The Last Post Seamus Mac Ciarnain (ed) published by the National Graves Association

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1916-22: Irish political handbills and publications including Poblacht na hEireann War News  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 264

Reserve: €100

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  • Poblacht na hEireann War News No. 6. Handbills titled "Look at the Map! God made Ireland Separate. Why should John Dillon interfere?" and "Letter from his Grace The Most Rev. Dr Walsh Archbishop of Dublin to His Eminence Cardinal O'Connell of America". Sinn Fein issued handbill "Can Ireland Stand Alone?" "Constitution of the Free State of Ireland" pamphlet 34pp. Manuscript Padraic Pearse verse on a single sheet and single sheet typescript song "Uladh" (6 items)

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1919-27: Colonel James McGuinness collection including medals, sword, documents and ephemera  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 April 2012 / 279

Reserve: €2000

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  • A large collection of items relating to Colonel James Henry McGuinness, Officer Commanding, No. 7 Brigade Irish Army. Including War of Independence Medal, 1971 50th Anniversary of the Truce Medal, Irish Army Free State Officer's sword, 'Irish Republican Army Portobello Barracks' special pass issued to McGuinness as a Commandant, in 1922, commission letter dated 1 October 1924, invitation and newspaper clipping relating to the attendance of Col McGuinness at a function in the house of W. T. Cosgrave, real photographic postcard of McGuinness in a group with Cosgrave, Military Service Pensions form detailing his service, letter sent by his wife from Kerry relating to the Civil War and the burials of soldiers killed at the Battle of Kilmallock, two small pocket watches, flask, small bugle, postcard of Kevin O'Higgins, military maps used for training purposes. Also a copied photograph of McGuiness and copied documents relating to his service. A comprehensive collection relating to a high ranking Irish Army officer.

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