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Ware, Sir James. The antiquities and history of Ireland.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 2

Reserve: €450

  • Dimensions: 12¼ x 8in. (31.12 x 20.32cm)
  • Five parts in one. First edition in English 1705. engraved frontispiece portrait title printed in red and black. Errata leaf at end. Deals with the Annals during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Later panelled calf. Some manuscript notes to recto. Rebacked with original spine. Folio.

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Witherow, Prof. Thomas, Derry and Enniskillen in the year 1689 and W. S. Kerr, Walker of Derry.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 6

Reserve: €150

  • Dimensions: 7½ x 5½in. (19.05 x 13.97cm)
  • Derry and Enniskillen in the Year 1689: The Story of Some Battlefields in Ulster. William Mullan, Belfast, 1873, Pp.368, red cloth gilt; together with Walker of Derry. Londonderry Sentinel, 1938, Pp.144, red cloth with dust-jacket. (2) Each

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Persian Style illustrated manuscripts.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 8

Reserve: €500

  • Dimensions: 11 x 8in. (27.94 x 20.32cm)
  • Three decorated folios (framed). An early 20th century depiction of figures wrestling based on 16th century Mogul / Iranian art, with additions of an earlier manuscript in the margins; a 17th century depiction of figures and horses, with 19th century additions; and a poetry text with columns and text suggesting a Persian poetry text, possibly dating to the 17th century with later additions. An exotic and decorative set. (3) Average size

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The Wild Geese, Irish Brigades in the Service of France  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 17

Reserve: €2000

  • Dimensions: 16½ x 13in. (41.91 x 33.02cm)
  • Signed with the initials of A. J. C., for A. J. Callery, who commissioned the illustrations from Patton. Two complete early sets of these nine illustrations were made by Patton, with the unrealised intention of reproducing them as prints.Eric Patton RHA (1925-2004), pen, ink and body colour, a set of nine, each signed with monogram.

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1780s A cased pair of Cork pocket pistols.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 18

Reserve: €1500

  • Flintlock pocket pistols by Whitney of Cork with turn-off barrel, plain steel box-lock action engraved 'Whitney' and 'Cork', walnut butt, 7½ins (19cm) long. In fitted mahogany case, with associated accessories.

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Borlase, Edmund. The History of the Execrable Irish Rebellion  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 23

Reserve: €250

  • Trac'd from Many Preceding Acts to the Grand Eruption The 23 of October, 1641. And Thence Pursued to the Act of Settlement, 1662. London: Printed for Robert Clavell, St. Paul's Churchyard , 1680. First Edition. Folio. Hard Cover. Fair Pp. xxii, 420, (8) (index), 46 (Appendix). Full calf is worn, scuffed and split along spine edges. Corners and spine ends bumped & rubbed. Lacking title page.

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1783 Two writs concerning ownership of extensive lands in Counties Dublin and Kildare.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 33

Reserve: €250

  • Dimensions: 26 x 27in. (66.04 x 68.58cm)
  • Each three pages in a strong clerk's hand, on vellum, headed with an oval portrait of George III and bearing a great seal in wax; signed Farnham". One concerning lands at Barretstown and Ballymore Eustace the other extensive lands at the Curragh and Town of Kildare. (2)"

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Thomas Braughall (1729-1803) miniature painting in oil by John Comerford. (1773-1832).  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 41

Reserve: €7000

  • Dimensions: 1½ x 1¼in. (3.81 x 3.18cm)
  • Thomas Braughall (1729-1803), was the descendant of a Clonsilla, County Dublin, family of Catholic Jacobites. He set up business as a wholesale merchant in Bridge Street, was elected a member of the committee of merchants (precursor of Dublin chamber of commerce) in 1771, and was also a director of the Hibernian Fire Insurance Company in the 1770s. Braughall joined a company of the Irish Volunteers in 1782. In 1786 he became a member of the Catholic Committee, and was part of the small group that ousted the aristocratic leadership of Lords Fingall and Kenmare in 1792. He was one of those responsible for appointing Theobald Wolfe Tone as secretary, and accompanied Tone on a tour of Connacht in October 1792 to raise support for a Catholic Convention. Something of a radical in political affairs, he was a member of the Dublin committee that petitioned for Catholic Emancipation on 23 December 1794. He also joined the United Irishmen, but, at heart a pacifist and conscientiously opposed to violent revolution, he seems not to have taken a direct part in that movement after 1794. He was a prominent member of the Royal Dublin Society, elected to various committees in the Society and presided over the Drawing School, and was the first Catholic to be elected an honorary officer. At the outbreak of the 1798 rebellion his house was raided, by the Revenue Yeomanry Corps and he was arrested and taken to Dublin Castle, where he was interrogated by the under secretary, Edward Cooke. He was committed to Kilmainham gaol under a privy council order on a warrant signed by the chief secretary, Castlereagh, 'for having been concerned in treasonable practices'. His house was occupied by a detachment of the 5th company, Attorney's Infantry. For the first two days of his imprisonment Braughall was placed in solitary confinement in a cell with a stone-flagged floor with neither bedding straw nor palliasse. Lord Cloncurry and D. T. O'Brien sent letters to the Castle requesting his release. Braughall was Cloncurry's land agent, and amongst the documents seized from Braughall were details of a court case between the Lyons estate and the Aylmer family. Braughall himself petitioned the new viceroy Cornwallis from Kilmainham gaol on 24 September 1798. He had been accused of plotting against protestants, and shown pike heads purported to have been found in his Eccles Street garden. However, one of the raiding party subsequently revealed that the pike heads had actually been discovered in a garden in Florinda Place. Braughall accused the yeomanry of looting his house and stealing his property. At his request one of the 'sealed' boxes had been opened in his presence, whereupon he discovered that a sum of over £500 was missing. Braughall requested a trial, or immediate release. He was released on bail, on 3 November 1798. On his release Braughall determined upon retrieving his property and his good name. While in prison he had been disenfranchised by the Dublin guild of merchants, and succeeded in having their decision overturned by taking a case to the court of king's bench on 22 November 1798. He also commenced, in November 1799, a civil action against Dublin Castle for the return of his money. This action never came to trial, and may have been settled out of court. It is not clear if Braughall resigned the office of honorary secretary of the Dublin Society, but certainly he was not re-elected in November 1798.Braughall’s record as a Catholic activist, his early membership of the United Irishmen, and his known associations with prominent revolutionaries, disposed the Castle authorities to believe he was somehow implicated in the 1798 rebellion. Prior to the outbreak of rebellion information had been laid against him by his neighbours He was still spied upon long after the rebellion, and Major Swan reported on 23 September 1800 that Braughall was paying night-time visits to a house in Marlborough Street believed to be a rendezvous of revolutionaries. Leonard McNally, the chief government spy, seems to have regarded Braughall as harmless, but advised the Castle in 1802 that he believed he intended to go to France to visit his nephew Edward Lewins who was then United Irish ambassador in Paris. According to Lord Cloncurry, Braughall went to France to study the language. Braughall did go to Paris in August 1802, during the Peace of Amiens, and was accused bu some of supporting and encouraging Bonaparte. He died in Picardy, some time in February 1803. John Comerford was born at Kilkenny. He gained some knowledge of art from copying the pictures in the collection of the Marquis of Ormonde. He went early in life to Dublin, and entered as a student in the art schools of the Dublin Society. He exhibited in London at the Royal Academy in 1804 and 1809. He was very successful and gained a high reputation as a miniature-painter in Dublin, and had a large and lucrative practice in his art. He particularly excelled in his male portraits, which were carefully finished, well expressed, and quiet in colour.Comerford's portrait of Braughall is in the collection of the Royal Dublin Society. An engraving by Martyn based on the present work, is in the collection of The National Gallery of Ireland.The piece is set in gold with the inscription My dear and worthy friend Tho Braughall died at Amiens 8th Feb 1803 God be with him" It also has a plated lock of his hair set into the the back of the piece."

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1809 button commemorating George III's 50th year on the throne and a ribbon of the Loyal Orange Lodge of Indian Head.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 50

Reserve: €40

  • Michael Murphy, button maker, was also at Fishamble Street and later at other addresses. He operated at least from late 18th Century to at least mid-1830's, sometimes in partnership with others (eg : with Campbell, 1788, button and plated metal manufacturers, 4 Hoey's Court; and with Collier, 1825, button manufacturing and trimming warehouse, 11 College Green).Indian Head is a town founded circa 1880 in Saskatchewan, Canada. The Orange Lodge founded an orphanage there in the early 20th century.1809 50th Year of Reign button, 27mm bronze, issued by Michael Murphy, 4 Hoey's Court Dublin. Accompanied by a 20th century ribbon of the Loyal Orange Lodge of Indian Head, Canada.

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Early 19th century manuscript treatises on processing sugar.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 56

Reserve: €100


Victorian Officers Dress Belt and Pouch and Cross Belt  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 74

Reserve: €150


A pre-1881 Dublin County Light Infantry glengarry badge.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 87

Reserve: €250


A pre-1881 Queen's Own Royal Regiment, Dublin City, glengarry badge  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 88

Reserve: €250


A Royal Hospital pensioner's uniform shako.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 90

Reserve: €80


Portrait of Patrick Aloysius Meehan (1852-1913)  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 107

Reserve: €300

  • Dimensions: 11½ x 9in. (29.21 x 22.86cm)
  • Irish Parliamentary Party MP for Leix Division of Queen's County, 1906 to his death in 1913. A wine and spirit merchant, in 1880 he became chairman of Maryborough Town Commissioners where he helped set up the local Land League. He subsequently joined the National Land League. He was a chairman of the County Council of Queen's County and an early member of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). Oil on canvas,

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1903 Photograph of train crash at Waterloo Station on the Southport to Liverpool Line  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 117

Reserve: €80


1901 Coronation of Edward VII court suit worn to the ceremony by the lyricist of the Coronation Hymn.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 119

Reserve: €300

  • Provenance: By descent to the current owner.
  • John Hamilton Hunter was born in Cork in 1845. A keen musician, he entered the family business of Corn and Seed merchants and later became a Magistrate.A gentleman's midnight blue velvet court suit comprising a fitted jacket with cut steel buttons, a pair of matching breeches and waistcoat, pair of stockings and a black court hat, by Wood & Son, 46 Patrick Street, Cork. J. Hamilton Hunter collaborated with composer W. Power O'Donoghue on the Coronation Hymn of Edward VII.

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Circa 1902 - 1961 Photograph album, life of an Anglo-Irish family  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 120

Reserve: €200

  • Oblong Folio. Hard Cover. This album contains 305 photographs relating to an apparent Anglo Irish family, possibly named McVeigh Includes Felixstowe, Flatford, Frinton, Dedham, Clacton-on-Sea, Walton on Naze; Donegal: Sheephaven, Faugher, Greencastle; Offaly: Kilcoursey, Londonderry and other places in Ireland.

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Laurie, Lt. Col. George Brenton, History of the Royal Irish Rifles  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 128

Reserve: €120


Bairnsfather, Capt. Bruce The Bystanders Fragments from France  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 139

Reserve: €80


Collection of military art by Friedrich Ludwig Scharf (1884-1965) - a valuable archive.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 145

Reserve: €3000

  • Dimensions: 10½ x 15in. (26.67 x 38.10cm)
  • Accompanied by In The Service of The Kaiser - Uniforms & Equipment of The World War I German Soldier as Painted by Soldier-Artist Friedrich Ludwig Scharf by Charles Wooley, Schiffer Publishing, USA, 2004. Educated at the Munster School of Art, Friedrich Scharf joined the Mecklenberg army circa 1910 and served in the 1914-18 War. In 1923, after working in an office, he became a freelance artist and began publishing illustrated books on military history. The Second World War curtailed his activities and postwar he turned to decorating china and textiles for a while in order to make a living. He still painted military subjects however up to his death in 1965.A very attractive and interesting archive comprising hundreds of watercolours and pencil or ink drawings of German military uniforms and regimental badges, details of uniforms including cuffs, epaulettes, headgear, etc. This is a superb reference collection, but also includes many decorative drawings suitable for framing. The extremely detailed drawings cover uniforms of the armies of the German States from the 18th century to the First World War. (400+ including some prints).Sizes vary from a few inches up to

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Circa 1920 Cigarette silks of regimental badges.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 147

Reserve: €100


1914 The Rise of the Irish National Volunteer Movement, signed by Owen O'Duffy.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 164

Reserve: €200

  • An Address delivered in St. Peter's Club, Divis St., Belfast by T.A. Higgins, J.P., Barrister-at-Law, on Sunday, 24 May, 1914. 8vo Belfast (Irish News) 1914. Original. wrappers, taped into card covers, signed at foot by Owen O'Duffy, 18pp. Rare. A scarce signature. O'Duffy was the first Commissioner of the Garda Siochana, later leader of Fine Gael and the Blueshirts.

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Circa 1916 Sir Roger Casement memorial plaque  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 169

Reserve: €500


Pádraig Pearse signed cheque, 1913 (June 11) payable to Dublin United Tramways.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 190

Reserve: €1000

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  • Dimensions: 7½ x 3¾in. (19.05 x 9.53cm)
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  • A Royal Bank of Ireland cheque for the sum of One Pound and Ten Shillings, entirely in his hand and signed Pádraig Mac Piarais". Framed."

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1916 Rising Service Medal to Tom Clarke, Father of The Rising" and signatory to The Proclamation of The Irish Republic."  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 197

Reserve: €80000

  • Provenance: Presented by President Douglas Hyde to Tom Clarke's widow, Mrs Kathleen Clarke in 1941;Thence by descent to a family member;Their sale, Adam's, 12 April 2006, lot 336.
  • Thomas James Tom" Clarke (Irish: Tomás Séamus Ó Cléirigh; 11 March 1858 – 3 May 1916)[1] was arguably the person most responsible for the 1916 Easter Rising. A proponent of armed revolution for most of his life, he spent 15 years in English prisons prior to his role in the Easter Rising.Clarke was born in Hampshire to Irish parents. His father, James Clarke, was a sergeant in the British Army. In 1865, after spending some years in South Africa, Sgt. Clarke was transferred to Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland, and it was there that Tom grew up.In 1878, at the age of 20, he joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) following the visit to Dungannon of John Daly, and by 1880 he was head of the local IRB. In August that year, after a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) had shot and killed a man during riots between the Orange Order and the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) in Dungannon, Clarke and other IRB members attacked some RIC men in Irish Street. They were driven back, however, and Clarke, fearing arrest, fled to the United States.In 1883 he was sent to London, under the alias of "Henry Wilson", to blow up London Bridge as part of the Fenian dynamite campaign advocated by Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa. He was arrested, and along with three others, he was tried and sentenced to penal servitude for life on 28 May 1883. He subsequently served 15 years in British prisons. Following his release in 1898 he moved to Brooklyn in the United States where he married Kathleen Daly, whose uncle, John Daly, he had met in prison. Clarke worked for the Clan na Gael under John Devoy. In 1907 he returned to Ireland and opened a tobacconist shop in Dublin where he immersed himself in the IRB which was undergoing a substantial rejuvenation under the guidance of younger men such as Bulmer Hobson and Denis McCullough. Clarke had a very close kinship with Hobson, who along with Sean MacDermott, became his protegé.When the Irish Volunteers were formed in 1913, Clarke took a keen interest, but took no part in the organisation, knowing that as a felon and well-known Irish nationalist he would lend discredit to the Volunteers. Clarke fell out with Hobson over his support of Redmond who had tried to lessen the influence of the IRB in the Irish Volunteers.MacDermott and Clarke became almost inseparable. The two of them, as secretary and treasurer, respectively, de facto ran the IRB, although it was still under the nominal head of other men, James Deakin, and later McCullough. In 1915 Clarke and MacDermott established the Military Committee of the IRB to plan what later became the Easter Rising. The members were Pearse, Ceannt, and Joseph Plunkett, with Clarke and MacDermott adding themselves shortly thereafter. When the old Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa, died in 1915, Clarke used his funeral (and Pearse's graveside oration) to mobilise the Volunteers and heighten expectation of imminent action. James Connolly was later added to the committee, with Thomas MacDonagh added at the last minute in April. These seven men were the signatories of the Proclamation of the Republic, with Clarke as the first signatory. It has been said that Clarke indeed would have been the declared President and Commander-in-chief, but he refused any military rank and such honours; these were given to Pearse, who was more well-known and respected on a national level.Clarke was stationed at headquarters in the General Post Office during the Rising.. Though he held no formal military rank, Clarke was recognised by the garrison as one of the commanders, and was active throughout the week in the direction of the fighting. Following the surrender on 29 April, Clarke was held in Kilmainham Jail until his execution by firing squad on 3 May at the age of 59. He was the second person to be executed, following Patrick Pearse.Before execution, he asked his wife Kathleen to give this message: 'I and my fellow signatories believe we have struck the first successful blow for Irish freedom. The next blow, which we have no doubt Ireland will strike, will win through. In this belief, we die happy.'His widow Kathleen was elected a TD in the First and Second Dála, notably speaking against the Anglo-Irish Treaty. She was presented with her husband's medal by President Douglas Hyde on the 25th Anniversary of the Rising in 1941."Tom Clarke's 1916 combatant's bronze medal and ribbon (posthumously awarded), the design based on the Oliver Sheppard statue of the death of Cuchulain, the reverse numbered 12" and named "Thomas J. Clarke.", on a bronze pinned clasp and a green and orange ribbon, in the original box of issue stamped 'Seachtmhain na Casga 1916'."

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1916 Rising Medal to Joseph Plunkett.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 207

Reserve: €70000

  • Provenance: Gifted by Grace Gifford to Cathal Gannon, thence to the current owner. The circumstances of the gifting of the medal by Grace Gifford to Cathal Gannon are related in Gannon, Charles. Cathal Gannon: The Life and Times of a Dublin Craftsman, 1910-1999; 2006
  • Plunkett was born in Dublin, son of George Noble Plunkett, a papal count and Irish nationalist.Plunkett contracted tuberculosis at a young age and which afflicted him for the rest of his life. He was educated at the Catholic University School (CUS) and by the Jesuits at Belvedere College in Dublin and later at Stonyhurst College, in Lancashire, where he acquired some military knowledge from the Officers' Training Corps. Throughout his life, Joseph Plunkett took an active interest in Irish heritage and the Irish language. He joined the Gaelic League and began studying with Thomas MacDonagh, with whom he formed a lifelong friendship. The two were both poets with an interest in theatre, and both were early members of the Irish Volunteers, joining their provisional committee. Plunkett persuaded his father to let a family property at Kimmage be used as a training centre for Irish Volunteers. Sometime in 1915 Joseph Plunkett joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood and soon after was sent to Germany to meet with Roger Casement, who was negotiating with the German government on behalf of Ireland. Plunkett successfully got a promise of a German arms shipment to coincide with the rising.Plunkett was one of the original members of the IRB Military Committee that was responsible for planning the Easter Rising, and it was largely his plan that was followed. Shortly before the rising was to begin, Plunkett was hospitalised and had an operation on his neck glands days before Easter and had to struggle out of bed to take part in what was to follow. Still bandaged, he took his place in the General Post Office with several other of the rising's leaders such as Patrick Pearse and Tom Clarke, though his health prevented him from being terribly active. His energetic aide de camp was Captain Michael Collins.Following the surrender Plunkett was held in Kilmainham Gaol, and faced a court martial. Seven hours before his execution by firing squad at the age of 28, he was married in the prison chapel to his fiance, Grace Gifford.His widow became a prominent republican, opposed the 1921 Treaty and was imprisoned by the Irish Free State government. In 1941 she refused to attend a ceremony to receive her husband's 1916 Rising medal. This was probably a protest against the government's wartime policy of internment of IRA members, many of whom were known to her. When the medal was posted to her she threw it in the bin, where it was rescued by Cathal Gannon; Grace told him to keep it as she didn't want it. She was also embittered with the Plunkett family as they prevented her from receiving anything from her husband's estate and she had had to sue Count George Plunkett to receive a settlement of only £700 in 1934. Awarded posthumously to Plunkett, a 1916 Rising bronze medal on green and orange silk poplin ribbon, the reverse numbered '70' and named 'Joseph Plunkett', in box of issue.

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1916 Rising Service Medal to Lieutenant John O'Reilly, Irish Citizens Army. killed in action at City Hall on 24 April.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 208

Reserve: €15000

  • John,O’Reilly was killed in action on the first day of The Rising, 24 April 1916 in City Hall. He was second in command and had taken command after John Connolly was shot, only to be shot himself five hours later. He was 30 years old, married and came from Gardiner Street Dublin. He had been a member of the Irish Citizen Army for 2 years and 6 months.When the Rising commenced, John O'Reilly acted as second- in-command to Sean Connolly and occupied the City Hall. On the 24 April 1916, John O'Reilly was attempting to get down from the roof of the City Hall through a skylight, when machine gun fire was opened on him from troops on Birmingham Tower, Dublin Castle. He was killed instantly, and was later buried in Dublin Castle. His body was handed over to his relatives on 26 May, 1916.The medal officially engraved 63/J. O'REILLY.

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1916-1971 group of medals including 1916 Rising, 1917-21 War of Independence, 1939-41 Emergency Service and 1971 Truce Anniversary.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 211

Reserve: €2000

  • Recipient unknown. 1916 in original first issue dark green box, 1917-21 with Comhrach bar in original box of issue, 1939-46 is for Local Defence Force. Accompanied by Irish Volunteer buttons (8) by Firman, Fowler and Buttons Ltd. (12)

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1914-1921 Gold Cumann na mBan badge, senior officers' issue. A 9-carat gold badge, 'C na mB' above a Mauser-style rifle, later fitted with safety chain. Extremely rare. Similar to the gold badge worn by Countess Markievicz  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 220.1

Reserve: €5000


1911-1917 Women in revolutionary Ireland  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 225

Reserve: €100

  • Plunkett, Horace; Pilkington, Ellice; Russell, George William. The United Irishwomen. Their place, work and ideals. Maunsel and Company, Dublin, 1911, printed wrappers.; together with Doyle, Crissie M., Women in Ancient and Modern Ireland. Kenny Press, Dublin 1917. Printed wrappers(2)

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1916 (2 May) Travel Pass issued at Ballsbridge.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 235

Reserve: €120


1916 Bound collection of 32 Irish and British newspapers covering the events of the Easter Rising.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 252

Reserve: €1200

  • Dimensions: 27 x 21 x 1¼in. (68.58 x 53.34 x
  • Includes Irish Times April 24th - May 5th; Weekly Irish Times April 28th, March 6th and May 13th (incomplete); Irish Independent special eight-day edition, May 4th; Evening Herald special six-day edition, 29th April; Sunday Independent special edition 30th April and May 7th; also The Times, Evening Mail, Saturday Herald, News of the World Many with the subscriber's name inscribed in pencil. Quarter calf bound by John P. Gray & Son, Cambridge. Gilt titles Sinn Fein Rebellion" and "Dublin Newspapers April 24 - May 29th 1916". A unique private binding of the newspapers covering the Rising."

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1916 (April 25) The Irish Times, with full page of reports on the Rising which began the previous day.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 253

Reserve: €500

  • Includes a leader on The Outbreak", a printed label affixed to the front page reads "Permission to issue this paper was with-drawn at 8am on Tuesday, 25th April 1916. The paper issued to the public on that day was considerably reduced in size. The Manager". The full edition had been distributed earlier in the day before the authorities suppressed it, hence the label. These labelled examples were made available after the surrender. Together with the replacement edition and the issues of April 26 and 27. A fascinating insight into press censorship during the Rising. Overall condition very good. (4)"

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1916 (April 26 - May 20) Reporting of the Rising in The Times, London.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 255

Reserve: €200


1916 Illustrated journals reporting on events in Ireland.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 259

Reserve: €300


1916 Sinn Fein Rebellion Handbook - an Irish Volunteer's copy.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 262

Reserve: €300

  • A 22 year old Roman Catholic shop assistant from Rosslea, Co. Fermanagh, Quigley was appointed 9678 Constable in the Dublin Metropolitan Police on 30th October 1891, seeing service in 'C' Division from that date, and 'A' Division from 10th September 1897, but was ''directed to resign'' from the force on 25th October 1904.The 1917 edition, 286pp, re-bound in green cloth with gilt title to spine (professional restoration to tips of corners of few pages, pp 283 - 286 photocopied replacements). This book was originally the property of John Quigley, who marked his name in ink on page 75. Quigley was one of the 308 prisoners transported from Richmond Barracks to Knutsford Detention Barracks on May 2nd 1916 following the Rising, and is noted in the Sinn Fein Rebellion Handbook as having been an ex-policeman; together with a 1916 edition of the Sinn Fein Rebellion Handbook.

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1916-1966 Sinn Fein Rebellion Handbook and publications relating to the Easter Rising.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 264

Reserve: €200

  • 1917 edition of the Handbook, includes casualty lists and lists of prisoners. Complete with printed map illustrating the areas of fighting in Dublin. Published by the Weekly Irish Times; together with Mackey, Herbert O. Roger Casement: The Truth About the Forged Diaries, Fallon, Dublin, 1966; two handbills relating to Thomas Ashe; and 1916-1966 Golden Jubilee Issue: Easter Commemoration Digest. Graphic Publications, Dublin.

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1916 The Illustrated War News (May 10) and Irish Life, The Record of the Irish Rebellion of 1916.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 273

Reserve: €100

  • The Illustrated War News including eight pages of photographs and reportage on the Rising; and Irish Life, one of the more comprehensive pictorial records of the events of Easter week 1916. (2)

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1919 James Connolly memorial booklet  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 275

Reserve: €200

  • Dimensions: 10 x 6¼in. (25.40 x 15.88cm)
  • Connolly Souvenir, 1919. Published by The Socialist Party of Ireland. 20 pp. original papers wrappers. Very good condition, some edge tears, staples rusted, slightly soiled.

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Edwards, Owen Dudley, Oyle, Fergus (eds.) 1916 The Easter Rising; dedicated to Frank O'Connor by Owen Sheehy Skeffington  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 276

Reserve: €100

  • Dimensions: 8¾ x 5¾ x 1¼in. (22.23 x 14.61 x
  • McKennon & Kee, Dublin, 1968, pp. 271, green cloth gilt with dust jacket. Inscribed in blue pen to the fly-leaf, 5th April 1968. - For Frank O'Connor - in gratitude for all his work - for the commemoration of my - father's work and name. Owen Sheehy Skeffington"."

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Ireland Over All", sheet music"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 289

Reserve: €150


The Felons of Our Land" sheet music."  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 291

Reserve: €150


1916 Rising. A comprehensive collection of stamps, postal history and picture postcards associated with the Easter Rising.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 297

Reserve: €2500

  • Includes the Sinn Fein stamps" issued by Arthur Griffith in 1907, 1916 rare In Memoriam sheetlet of 8 "stamps" issued in America, emergency postal markings used in May 1916 due to the destruction of the GPO, and a valuable collection of picture postcards (70+) of the Rising including leaders and well known participants, with some rare including Richard O'Carroll, John McEntee etc., and scenes of destruction with some scarcer types such as Interior Coliseum Theatre, etc., also some later commemorative items such as scarce 1941, 1958 and 1966 postage stamps on First Day Covers, scarce 2006 90th Anniversary VIP booklet to guests on reviewing stand at parade in Dublin. A unique collection assembled over 50 years by the present owner, with many useful notes, news cuttings etc."

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1916 Rising 75th Anniversary, The Provisional Government by Robert Ballagh  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 308

Reserve: €400

  • Dimensions: 16½ x 22½in. (41.91 x 57.15cm)
  • Colour lithograph, created in 1990 for the 75th anniversary of the Easter Rising the following year. Signed, dated (19)'90 and numbered 329/500.

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1918 Report of the Proceedings of the Irish Convention  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 327

Reserve: €100

  • Plunkett, Horace (Chairman), His Majesty's Stationery Office, Dublin, 1918. Red cloth gilt. First Edition. Pp. 176. Folio. Ex-library (hand stamped Withdrawn"). Minimal marks. Very good. Scarce."

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Gnathai Gan Iarraidh (Boyd, Ernest). The Sacred Egoism of Sinn Fein  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 329

Reserve: €100

  • Maunsel, Dublin and London, 1918. First Edition. Pp.54. 8vo. Together with Childers, Erskine. Military Rule in Ireland: A Series of Eight Articles contributed to The Daily News March - May 1920 (Reprinted by permission) With notes and an Additional Chapter. Talbot Press, Dublin, 1920. Booklet. Third Edition. 8vo 50pp; Also Rill, J. Bridgie: A Tale of the Burren Country. Catholic Truth Society, Dublin. 1908. Pp.24, Booklet. (3)

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1917-1921 War of Independence group of four, with two miniatures, to V.D. Kernon 2nd Battalion, Dublin Brigade.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 333

Reserve: €1500

  • The group comprising 1917-1921 War of Independence Service medal, privately engraved; 1939-1946 Emergency National Service, 26th Battalion, with two bars, privately engraved; 1939-1946 Emergency National Service, Air Raid Precautions, privately engraved; and 1921-1971 Truce Anniversary medal, privately engraved; together with miniatures of the War of Independence and the 26th Battalion Emergency medals, President's compliment slip and uniform ribbons. Interesting and scarce group.

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1917 - 1921 War of Independence Service medal and 1921 - 1971 Truce Anniversary Medal.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 335

Reserve: €600


1917-21 War of Independence Service Medal with combatant's bar and 1971 Truce Anniversary Medal.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 March 2016 / 337

Reserve: €600


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