14 November 2009

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John Gordon Thompson (1842-1893) Home Rule: Cartoon Of Gladstone And Salisbury  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 102

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €380

  • pen and ink over pencil on paper 32 by 27cm., 12.7 5 by 10.5in. During the 1860s Thompson’s work appeared in, ‘Punch’, ‘Beeton’s Magazine’, Boy’s Own Magazine’, ‘Broadway’, ‘London Society and Sunday’. Thompson also contributed to the ‘Graphic’, most notably cartoons of the Franco-Prussian war. From 1870 to 1878 and again from 1890 to 1893 Thompson was Political Cartoonist on ‘Fun Magazine’. Displaying the influence of Tenniel, Thompson’s cartoons were original and inventive, and, in general illustrated a support for the Liberal Party."

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1889 (November) Proclamation Prohibiting A Public Meeting in Kilkenny on or about 23 November  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 103

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €650


1897-98 Police Summonses for Various Offences including Assault and Drunkenness  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 104

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €160


Circa 1900. Earl of Cavan Letter to Mrs Hailes  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 105

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: 


1892. Ulster Unionist Convention Gilt Scarce Medal and Two Metal and Cloth Badges  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 106

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200


1892-1912. Collection of three scarce metal and cloth shield badges, for Ulster Unionist Convention 1892, Demonstrations 1893 and 191."  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 107

Published Estimate: €150-250

Price Realised: €400


1912. Anti Home Rule “Stamps”  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 108

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €180

  • Sold for one penny each to raise funds, in two designs. Red Hand of Ulster (2) and Edward Carson (4), also 1986 Ulster Resistance printed “Statement of Intent” and cloth armband. Scarce."

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1912 (28 September) “Ulster Day”, City Hall, signing of The Covenant. A rare set of cards signed by Edward Carson, James Craig, Lord Londonderry, Lord Castlereagh etc."  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 109

Published Estimate: €1,200-1,500

Price Realised: 

  • 9 by 11cm., 3.5 by 4.5in. Cards are embossed with a crown over shamrock motif. Other signatures are: James Chambers, Ronald McNeill of Cushendun, Charles Grierson, Dean of Belfast, George R. Wedgewood, Henry Montgomery, Moderator General Assembly, Thomas Sinclair, W James Lowe, General Secretary, Presbyterian Church, W James Lang, F. Workman, William Park, William James Harrisson, Charles F. Down (17)"

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1892 Ulster Convention and 1893 Ulster Demonstration Medals in Gilt and Bronze - A Scarce Set  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 110

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €360


Circa 1912. Poster Portrait of Sir Edward Carson. lithograph by J. Nicolson, Belfast"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 111

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: 


1913-1969. Collection of Northern Ireland Autographs with Lord Edward Carson, Sir James Craig, Sir Basil Brooke, Captain Terence O’Neill"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 112

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €120


1907-1916. Ulster range of picture postcards, including Belfast Strike, Anti Home Rule, etc."  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 113

Published Estimate: €60-80

Price Realised: €180

  • Also included are some British Royal Family Cards, and some photocopied reproductions of UVF drilling and demonstrations, and a range of topographical, mainly Belfast. (43 postcards, 5 Copies)"

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1912. Ulster Scrap Book with Anti-Home Rule news cuttings, Carson stamp, local history etc."  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 114

Published Estimate: €150-250

Price Realised: €600


1914. Voyage of The Fanny. Original eye witness account by the Master of the Belmarino and The Clyde Valley  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 115

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €600

  • typescript, 5pp, recently bound in cloth gilt. 36 by 23cm., 14 by 9in. Typescript account of the Voyage of the Fanny, 1914. Folio cloth bound volume containing a 5pp. typescript account of the landing of arms etc. at Larne in 1914. Written by a seaman who was captain of one of the vessels involved (the Belmarino). Most interesting account including details of apparent change of heart by Unionist Council, when Churchill made ‘ a bitter speech against Ulster.’ Some related items inserted, include original photograph of the ‘Fanny’, believed to be one of only a few extant, a booklet With the Gun Runners of Ulster and a greeting card ‘Greetings from Royal Ulster’. An important collection of original material concerning Ulster Gun Running in 1914."

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Sir John Lavery RA RSA RHA (1856-1941) Edward Carson  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 116

Published Estimate: €3,000-5,000

Price Realised: €2900

  • signed in pencil in the margin by the artist at lower right and by Carson at lower left lithograph 41 by 33cm., 16 by 13in. Provenance: William Rodman, Belfast; Private collection, Belfast Published 31 January 1917 by Henry Graves & Co., London. A Rare Print."

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1914 (10 March) Andrew Bonar Law letter concerning Home Rule  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 117

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €160

  • typescript, ms signature Written to a Mr. Davies, Bonar Law, then leader of the Conservative Party and the opposition, concerning Mr Davies’ suggestion of alternatives to Home Rule. Bonar Law opposes putting forward alternatives but acknowledges that in the light of the recent Home Rule being nearly passed that such a course might have to be pursued, i.e. partition of Ireland. Bonar Law was Britain’s shortest term Prime Minister, October 1922 to May 1923."

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Sir Edward Carson: Ceremonial Uniforms (2) as Solicitor General of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 118

Published Estimate: €50,000-70,000

Price Realised: €42000

  • Provenance: The Carson Family; from whom purchased in the 1970s by Peter McBride, Co. Tyrone; thence to a Private Collection, Belfast. A superb collection relating to Ulster Unionists’ greatest hero, and arguably one of Britain and Ireland’s outstanding lawyers of the last century. Comprises of: two black wool morning coats, both with elaborate gold bullion trimming, gilt buttons with Royal Arms, one decorated on left and right chest, the other plain chest, a pair of trousers with gold filigree stripe, two pairs of knee breeches, one cream, one black; Two pairs of silk stockings, one pair cream, one pair black; a black velvet hat with gold bullion and white ostrich feather trim, gold buttons impressed with Royal Arms; a pair of black patent court shoes with gilt buckles decorated with the emblems of the United Kingdom. Also with this lot Queen Victoria’s appointment of Sir Edward as Solicitor General in 1900 on vellum with her Great Seal, contained in a red leather box with Royal Arms impressed in gilt."

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1912. Inspection of The Ulster Volunteer Force - Two flags flown there - Malone & Balmoral Unionist Club and UVF.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 119

Published Estimate: €3,000-5,000

Price Realised: €5000


1912. Poster: “Nailed to The Mast, Ulster, September 28, 1912”"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 120

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: 

  • signed and inscribed by the artist, W.F. Blood “to A. Newton Anderson, Ulster Day, 1912” colour lithograph by Hill, Sifken & Co., London 74 by 51cm., 29 by 20in. Issued by Union Defence League"

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1914-1969. Autographs of Edward Carson, Basil Brookeborough, Ian McPherson, Lord Craigavon and Terence O’Neill"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 121

Published Estimate: €150-250

Price Realised: €150


1920s-1930s Architects Plans for Royal Ulster Constabulary Barracks  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 122

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €120


1930s British Royalty Collection of Ephemera  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 123

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €60

  • Includes 1935 George V funeral procession programme and guide, 1936 Edward VIII Coronation route with insert amendment to George VI, souvenir programme of George VI Coronation, five postcards and 1965 Churchill funeral souvenirs etc."

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Irish School (19th / 20th Century) Colonel Thomas Pepper (1774-1857) and Colonel Charles Pepper (1845-1915) (A Pair)  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 124

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €1900

  • oil on canvas 100 by 59cm., 39.5 by 23.2 5in. Provenance: Formerly in the Collection of Ballygarth Castle, County Meath; Private collection Charles Pepper, of Ballygarth Castle, Julianstown, County Meath was Colonel of the Royal Meath Regiment and Provincial Grand Master of Meath from 1895 to 1927. ‘The Book of Irish Families’ by Michael O’Laughlin, records The Pepper Family of Ballygarth Castle Co. Meath citing that it was “...founded by Capt. Charles Pepper who obtained grants of land in Meath in 1666, as found in the Irish Book of Arms. The birth index of 1890 finds the family centred in Dublin and Antrim.” Pepper’s address, at Ballygrath Castle, Julianstown is recorded in Burke’s ‘Guide to Country Houses Vol 1 Ireland’ page 26 and is described as, “A tall tower-house with a two storey three bay castellated wing added to it. The old tower has 18th century or early 19th century battlements and a tripartite Gothic doorway.” These portraits would have graced the walls of Ballygarth Castle, or Charles Pepper’s later home in Laytown Co. Meath. St Mary’s Church, Julianstown, Co. Meath contains many memorials to the Pepper family. A portrait of Colonel Thomas Pepper by English portrait artist John Astley (c.1724-1787) can be found in the Trinity Irish Art Research Centre (TRIARC) Crookshank-Glin Collection."

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Richard Simkin (1840-1926) 2nd Irish Guards , Queen’s Bays"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 125

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: 


1902 Pattern Military Crossbelt Pouch, EVII cypher"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 126

Published Estimate: €100-200

Price Realised: €90


Militaria: Badges, Buttons etc of Irish Interest"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 127

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: 

  • Includes: Trinity College, Royal Irish Regiment buttons, a Silver cap badge (reversed mermaid harp), 1900 Queen Victoria visit to Ireland medallion, NPO Belfast & 1850s Farthing token, 1929 and 1932 badges etc. An Irish Free State Army button, polishing guard and 1914-19 POW souvenir matchbox holder made from brass shell housing by J. Henry (16 items)."

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Circa 1900-1930. Irish Military Family Photographs, including Royal Flying Corps Officer, and a watercolour of Colonel John Pratt’s Memorial"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 128

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: 

  • Believed to be members of the Pratt and Kelsall families of Counties Wicklow, Wexford and Tipperary. Included are full portraits of a senior Army officer circa 1900, and a young RFC officer circa 1916, with 1930s group photograph of an RAF squadron in tropical uniforms, one of whom may be the same subject as the RFC portrait. Also with this lot a watercolour of a proposed monument to “General John Pratt, Colonel of His Majesty’s Royal Irish Regiment of Artillery.” died 1825. (4 items)"

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1900. Boer War. Red Cross Identity Card for a member of General Schoeman’s Commando Corps.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 129

Published Estimate: €50-100

Price Realised: €40

  • 18 by 13cm., 7 by 5in. Card issued to the 22 year old Albert van der Westhinzen of the General H. Schoeman Commando. Several members of Major John MacBride’s Irish Brigade saw service alongside Westhinzen with the General H. Schoeman Commando following the fall of Johannesburg and the disintegration of the Irish Brigade, including the father and son, Pieter Bower senior and junior. Lot sold with an account of the services of the General Schoeman Commando during the Boer War."

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1907. Photograph: Permanent Staff, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Winners of The McArdle Challenge Shield for Shooting"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 130

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €70


1909. Photograph: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles Regimental Football Club, Winners of The Army Cup 43 by 61cm., 17 by 24in."  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 131

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €90


1914-18 Collection of wartime silk embroidered postcards from France and Belgium sent back to Lambeg by a soldier of the Ulster Division  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 132

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €90


1914-18. Album of photographs of Fleet Air Arm Aeroplanes, Attacks on Submarines etc."  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 133

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €300

  • Provenance: Wing Commander ETR Chambers RN; Private collection Mainly good sized prints - 6.5 x 8 or larger, including Torpedo Boats, “Bombing Submarine”, Close up details of F2a Aircraft including Lewis Guns, also of Porte Flying Boat, crashed aircraft, Curtis Triplane, “Small American Biplane”, etc (70 photos)."

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1914-18 Victory Medal to a Royal Dublin Fusilier and a Collection of other medals and militaria  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 134

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €120

  • Victory Medal to 25923 Cpl. T. Hargroves, also King’s South Africa Medal to 72900 Gnr. P. Gibney, Royal Field Artillery, 1939-45 Defence Medal, unnamed, 1914-15 Star to 17494 Pte. J. Wills, Somerset Light Infantry, also a Dublin Fusiliers button (4 items)"

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1914-18 World War I, Victory Medal to a Royal Irish Fusilier"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 135

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €80


1914-18. War Medal and QEII Civil Defence Long Service Medal  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 136

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: 


1914-15 Star, 1914-18 War Medal and Victory Medal, 1939-45 Defence Medal, 1937 Coronation Medal and GVI Exemplary Police Service Medal to a Royal Munster Fusilier, later Royal Ulster Constabulary Sergeant"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 137

Published Estimate: €800-1,000

Price Realised: €800

  • Provenance: Family of the recipient WWI Trio to 4669 Private G.R. McMillin, Royal Munster Fusiliers, Police Medal to Sergeant George R. McMillan (misspelt) (Royal Ulster Constabulary, No. 1353). A rare combination group."

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1915 Mention in Despatch by Field Marshal Sir John French of “Gallant and distinguished Service”. Certificate  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 138

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €100

  • 22 by 19cm., 8.5 by 7.5in. Awarded to Private (later Doctor) Vernon T. Roberts, of Ballycorus, Co. Dublin (his family owned mines there), who was serving with The Royal Army Medical Corps. Also with this lot two photographs of Roberts in uniform."

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1915 Sinking of The Lusitania - Propaganda “Commemorative Medal”  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 139

Published Estimate: €50-100

Price Realised: €50

  • 6 by 6cm., 2.5 by 2.5in. A British propaganda copy of a German medal issued to mark the sinking of the Lusitania off The Old Head of Kinsale, Co. Cork, on 7 May 1915 (the medal is incorrectly dated “5 May”). The obverse shows the ship sinking with weapons piled up on its decks. “KEINE BANN WARE” (“NO CONTRABAND”), and the reverse shows a skeleton selling tickets for Cunard to a queue of passengers inscribed “GESCHAFT UBER ALLES” “BUSINESS ABOVE ALL”). These copies were sold for one shilling each in Selfridges to raise funds for charities."

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1915 (November) “50,000 Irishmen Wanted for Irish Regiments - Fill Up That Form” poster card for display in motor cars"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 140

Published Estimate: €100-200

Price Realised: €340

  • letterpress by Cherry & Smalldridge, Dublin 25 by 30cm., 10 by 12in. Issued by The Department of Recruiting for Ireland, Dublin. “You are invited (1) To display this card in your car; (2) to offer the use of your car and driver...(3) to do your best to obtain Recruits and convey them to a Recruiting Office as soon as possible” and other text on reverse."

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W. G. Rogers Thiepval Ridge September 15th 1916 (Royal Dublin Fusiliers Charge)  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 141

Published Estimate: €800-1,000

Price Realised: 

  • signed lower right and inscribed with title lower centre oil on board 57 by 75cm., 22.5 by 29.5in. Provenance: Private James O’Reilly; Thence by descent James O’Reilly was a Royal Dublin Fusilier who took part in this action and was taken prisoner by the German forces. The title inscribed is incorrect as the Thiepval action started on 26 September. The nearby Flers-Courcette offensive started on 15 September and the inclusion of the tank in this painting suggest that it is this action. The battle of Flers- Courcette was the third and last large scale offensive mounted by the Allies during the Battle of The Somme and it saw the first use of a tank in warfare, as depicted here."

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1917 University of Dublin Preceptory (Freemasons) list of Officers and Roll of Members 1917, and some World War I postcards"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 142

Published Estimate: €30-50

Price Realised: €30


1939. German Iron Cross First Class  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 143

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €260


Japanese Katana Sword  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 144

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €800


George VI Militia Medal for Efficient Service and 1940 Dunkerque Medal  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 145

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: 


1970s. Queen Elizabeth II Campaign Service Medal with Northern Ireland bar to CMN O’Mahony, Royal Navy"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 146

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €100

  • The Royal Navy’s main role in the Northern Ireland conflict was in coastal waters, especially Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle; searching vessels for weapons and explosives."

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1898-1920 Patriotic Badges, for Centenary of 1798 Rebellion, 1920 MacSwiney Martyr and undated “Arm the IRA”"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 147

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €240


1898 (8 January) Fáinne An Lae, bilingual newspaper, First Issue"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 148

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €70


1900-1940s range of newspapers, cuttings etc., mainly of Irish interest"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 149

Published Estimate: €100-200

Price Realised: 


Hugh Kennedy St Stephen’s - A Record Of University Life  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 150

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €150

  • letterpress 28 by 20cm., 11 by 8in. Provenance: Hugh Kennedy; thence by descent Volume 1, No. 1, 24pp in printed wrappers. Founded and edited by Kennedy while a student at the Royal University (UCD). Includes contributions from Pádraig Pearse and Douglas Hyde."

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1903-34 letters from Frances Sheehy Skeffington, Oliver Gogarty, Thomas Kettle, Tim Healy, John A. Costello, William T. Cosgrave and others to Hugh Kennedy"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 151

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €900

  • Provenance: Hugh Kennedy; thence by descent Ms letter from F. Sheehy Skeffington to Hugh Kennedy 28.ix.1903; ms letter from F. Sheehy Skeffington to Hugh Kennedy 7.ix. 1903, on University College Dublin notepaper; ms letter from Oliver Gogarty to Hugh Kennedy 11.vi.1896 sympathising on the death of H.K.’s mother; letter from Thomas Kettle to H.K. 1903, letter advises on literary activity; two signed letters from Tim Healy to Hugh Kennedy on Vice- Regal Lodge notepaper, letters dated 14.7.1923 and 7.9.1926; letter from Dermod O’Brien to H. Kennedy 28.xii.1934 relating to a gift of a reproduction painting from O’Brien. [D. O’Brien was President of the Royal Hibernian Academy of Art and was a distinguished landscape painter in his own right];signed formal acknowledgement of letter of sympathy from Darrell Figgis to Hugh Kennedy; dated 24.xi.1924; letter from P. McGilligan to H. Kennedy 28.x.1934; [McGilligan was Minister of Industry and Commerce in the Free State government from 1924 and succeeded on the assassination of Kevin O’Higgins to the latter’s post; in this letter McGilligan pours out profuse thanks to Kennedy for backing his successful attempt to become Professor of Law at University College Dublin; letter from John A. Costello to H.K. Christmas Eve 1914; letter from William T. Cosgrave to Mrs Kennedy 11.iii.1936; Cosgrave discusses the gift of a silver snuff box left to him in H.K.’s Will.; Letter from Lord Glenavy to H.K. no date, prompting Kennedy to invite Lord Birkenhead, former Lord Chancellor of England, to the opening of the rebuilt Four Courts; Glenavy was the last Lord Chief Justice under the British system in Ireland. He then served as the first chair or Cathaoirleach of the Irish Senate and he presided over the committee which helped to establish the new Irish Courts of Justice. (11 items)"

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