Whyte’s - where Irish Art is truly valued.

Whyte’s conduct valuations of paintings, drawings and sculpture as well as a wide range of collectibles including:

The range that Whyte’s experts handle is truly awesome and includes:

Antiquarian Books
Cigarette Cards

Historic Documents
Pop/Rock Memorabilia

Sporting memorabilia
Stamps & Postmarks
Wine & Spirits

Our Experienced Valuers

Adelle Hughes

Adelle Hughes BA MA, holds a first class honours Masters degree in Arts Management and Cultural Policy from University College Dublin as well as an honours BA International degree in Art History, having spent one of the four years course in La Complutense in Madrid. Adelle is a member of the Irish Association of Art Historians and has worked on a variety of arts and cultural projects both in the private and public sector in Ireland, Europe and most recently for an arts foundation in the United States. Adelle joined Whyte’s in November 2008. She is responsible for compiling and editing the critically acclaimed catalogues produced by Whyte’s.

Ian Whyte

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

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.

Peter Whyte

Peter Whyte, Director, eighth generation member of the family, joined the firm in 2007. In 2015 he completed a three year course in Art & The Art Market hosted by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors at Kingston University, Surrey, where he achieved a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree. Peter is a licensed auctioneer; he appraises and catalogues works of art for auction and regularly conducts sales from the rostrum with his father Ian.

Valuations can be provided for

  • Sale
  • Probate
  • Insurance
  • Family Division (Divorce or Estate share)
  • Taxation (Capital Gains Tax, Estate taxes etc.)
  • Asset Management
  • Financial Securities

Our Clients

Among our institutional clients for valuations are:

  • Sale
  • National Library of Ireland
  • National Museum of Ireland
  • The Hunt Museum Limerick
  • National University of Ireland – Dublin, Cork and Galway
  • University of Limerick
  • Revenue Commissioners
  • Church of Ireland
  • Córas Iompar Éireann (CIE)
  • The Arts Council
  • Central Bank of Ireland
  • Gaelic Athletic Association
  • Little Museum of Dublin
  • New Ireland Assurance
  • Jewish Museum Dublin
  • several city and county councils
  • courts of law in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
  • major banks and insurance companies
  • law firms
  • accountants
  • liquidators and receivers etc



Whyte & Sons Auctioneers Limited is fully insured for professional indemnity, employers’ liability and public liability in respect of all the company’s professional activities.