14 November 2009

First 20 results Previous 20 results   Records 51 to 100 of 503     Next 20 results Last results

1855. A General Map of Ireland to Accompany the Report of The Railway Commissioners Showing the Principal Physical Features and Geological Structure of the Country  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 51

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €280


Ordnance Survey of the South Mayo Railway  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 52

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: 

  • 72 by 59cm., 28.2 5 by 23.2 5in. Ordinance Survey Map, 1871. Engraved at the Ordinance survey office, Dublin, under the direction of Lt. Colonel Leach R.E. The outline by W.H. Tinkler - the writing by S. Crossfield and the ornament by James Binning. Published by Colonel Sir H. James, R.E.F.R.S M.R.I.A.8 Superintendent of Ordinance Survey. Dimensions folder, 7.75 by 5.75 inches. Folded map backed with linen and in Royal blue leather boards, titled and dated in gilt on cover. Scarce."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


Circa 1840. Engravings of Dublin on letter sheets  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 53

Published Estimate: €50-80

Price Realised: €100

  • intaglio, single sheets 13 by 18cm., 5 by 7in. Views include Kingstown Harbour (by Andrew Nicholl RHA), Custom House, Rotunda Hospital, Post Office (Sackville Street), Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Bank of Ireland and Nelson’s Pillar. (8)"

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


1840-41 Newspapers: The Limerick Chronicle and The General Advertiser, Dublin"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 54

Published Estimate: €50-100

Price Realised: 


1848 (August) Imprisonment at Kilmainham of Thomas Francis Meagher, William S. O’Brien and James O’Rorke. An autographed and inscribed book"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 55

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €2400

  • An 1842 edition of The Plays of William Shakespeare, owned by James O’Rorke and brought to prison where it was inscribed with quotation and signed by Meagher and O’Brien on 26 August 1848 at Kilmainham Gaol, then signed by Charles Gavan Duffy at Newgate Jail 1 November 1848, Kevin Doherty at Newgate, 2 November 1848, John Dillon, John Deasy and Thomas Grattan Esmonde, all at Melbourne 5 May 1889 and Eamon de Valera 25 March 1961 at Aras an Uachtaráin. A remarkable item spanning 120 years of Irish revolutionaries. James O’Rorke was a Young Irelander and was transported to Australia where he lived for some years."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


1848. John Mitchel - The First Martyr of Ireland in Her Revolution of 1848 - A scarce print  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 56

Published Estimate: €150-250

Price Realised: €240


1821 Royal visit to Ireland Brass Medal and National Rifle Association Clubs 1860 Copper Medal  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 57

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: 


After John Leech 1817-1864 The Claddagh Galway  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 58

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €100


1848-1902 The London Illustrated News, Collection of 13 Bound Volumes"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 59

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,500

Price Realised: €950

  • marbled boards, half calf 41 by 29cm., 16 by 11.5in. Years covered are: 1848, 1851, 1859, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1875, 1882, 1896 and 1902. Much Irish interest including Famine, Fenian Rising, Land League, Royal Visit, Home Rule etc. Profusely illustrated. A wonderful archive."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


1846-49. Dublin Port and Docks Board. A Collection of Accounts, Reports and Records"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 60

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €450

  • This small collection comprises: (1) George Halpin. Report relative to Dublin Harbour (1846). Pp. 32. Scarce pamphlet; (2 & 3) Annual Accounts of the Dublin Port and Docks Board for years 1869 and 1870. Pp. 25 & 29 respectively. (4) List of Officers, with Statements of their Duties, Salaries, &c. in the service of the Dublin Port and Docks Board 1880; (5) A mss. extract from the Evening Mail of Thursday 23/8/45 titled “Breeze at the Docks Board” - this outlines Jim Larkin’s objection to the appointment of a Mr. McCullough as Registry Clerk at a salary of £380 in preference to a more senior member of staff. The mss. outlines on one foolscap page what ensued; (6) Minutes of the Finance & General Purposes Committee 9th November 1949. 8pp disbound pamphlet."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


J.T. Gibert A History of Dublin  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 61

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €360

  • 22 by 15cm., 8.75 by 5.75in. Complete set in 3 volumes, Keeling & Shaw, Dublin, with Longmans Brown, Green & Co. London, 1857, each volume approx pp400. Half calf over marble boards."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


Circa 1850. Embroidered Depiction of Ensign Flags of The Union  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 62

Published Estimate: €150-250

Price Realised: €160


Circa 1850. Embroidered flag. Erin go Bragh  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 63

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €280


1856 Father Mathew (1790-1856) Commemorative Dish and Cup  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 65

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: 


Father Theobald Mathew: Medal, Postcard and Booklet"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 66

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: 


19th Century CORK CITY DINNER SERVICE - A HAND PAINTED PLATE  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 67

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €570

  • This is from a large dinner service set commissioned for the Lord Mayor of Cork’s Old Mansion House (now the Mercy Hospital) which was built in 1767. The symbols around the plate are: the Cap of Maintenance signifying the continuity of the Mayor and the Corporation; the Dart (at left and right) which was used in an annual ceremony whereby the Mayor, as Admiral of the Port defined the jurisdiction of Cork Harbour by throwing it off Blackrock Castle; the Mace and Sword are incorporated with the Dart; the Portcullis at the bottom was used to prevent ships entering the channel when the city was walled; the chain surrounding the coat of arms was presented by Queen Elizabeth in 1571 to Maguire Roche, Mayor of Cork. The Coat of Arms, representing King’s Old Castle and Queen’s Old Castle and a Ship, was designed by CR Payne. Nine of these plates were sold in an auction in Cork some years ago."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


George Mounsey Atkinson Augt. 3 1849, Queenstown (Cove of Cork) Her Majesty’s Visit"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 68

Published Estimate: €800-1,000

Price Realised: €750


1859 Appointment of The Earl of Courtown as Deputy Lieutenant of County Wexford  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 69

Published Estimate: €180-250

Price Realised: 

  • letterpress and manuscript 43 by 27cm., 17 by 10.5in. Robert Shapland, Second Baron Carew, appoints James George Henry Stopford, Fifth Earl of Courtown, as his deputy. Signed “Carew”, 14 February, 1859."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


1860. Probate of The Will and Codicil of Anne Isabella, Baroness Noel Byron, widow of the Poet, George Gordon Byron (1788-1824)"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 70

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €300

  • manuscript, 8pp Vellum 64 by 74cm., 25 by 29in. Anne Isabella Millbanke, a cousin of Lady Caroline Lamb with whom Byron had had a tempestuous relationship, married the poet in 1815 but the marriage broke up and the couple separated in 1816, but never divorced. This document extracted by Dyke and Stockes."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


Circa 1890. Kilrush, Co. Clare. Allen, Larkin and O’Brien Memorial Committee Certificate"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 71

Published Estimate: €100-200

Price Realised: €90


A similar lot Circa 1890. Co. Clare. Allen, Larkin and O’Brien Memorial Committee Certificate"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 72

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €90


Circa 1920s. Manuscript for a short history concerning a Fenian in the 19th Century in County Offaly  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 73

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €120

  • manuscript, 21pp, incomplete 22 by 18cm., 8.5 by 7in. Provenance: found in Westmeath by the present owner Interesting yarn about a Fenian and his comic adventures with the local police and magistrates."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


1870 (25 November) Hue-and-Cry, Police Gazette, Ireland, with Reward Notice for Escaped Fenians Thomas Kelly and Timothy Deasy"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 74

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €140


Circa 1870. Protest against the British Government. Poster published by William Smith. Philadelphia  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 75

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: 

  • lithograph 76 by 61cm., 30 by 24in. Designed by Brightly, this rare American poster shows Emmett flanked by angels holding rolls of names of Irish patriots including, Mitchel, Meagher, O’Brien, Gavan Duffy etc. “From the commencement of British power...a line of tyrants has established and perpetrated...an aristocracy destructive...of the interests and social happiness of the people of Ireland”."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


1871 (31 July) Charles Stewart Parnell (1845-1891) letter  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 76

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €180


Circa 1880. Charles Stewart Parnell, an American Photograph"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 77

Published Estimate: €100-200

Price Realised: 


1891. Charles Stewart Parnell MP, In Memoriam Card"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 78

Published Estimate: €250-350

Price Realised: 


Circa 1890. Michael Davitt (1846-1906) letter  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 79

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €300


1880 (December) The Irish National Land League Membership Card  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 80

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €70


1890 Report of The Special Commission. 1888 - Parnell, Land League, Boycotting etc."  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 81

Published Estimate: €150-250

Price Realised: €150

  • letterpress 33 by 22cm., 13 by 8.5in. Accompanied by a large number of newspaper cuttings and a letter, dated 16 August 1894 from The Irish Landowners Convention, signed William T. Kirkpatrick to J. Woulfe Flanagan, a Times journalist. The annotations to the report suggest that it may have been Woulfe Flanagan’s copy."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


Wilfrid Scawen Blunt The Land War In Ireland. Being A Personal Narrative Of Events  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 82

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200


Wilfrid Scawen Blunt My Diaries - Being A Personal Narrative Of Events 1888-1914  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 83

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €80

  • 24 by 17cm., 9.5 by 6.75in. Martin Secker, London, 1912, Two vols., pp419 and pp484 respectively. With a foreword by Lady Gregory. With original marbled paper boards and paper spine labels."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


1873 Baron Athlumney County Meath Estate Rental Record  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 84

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €440

  • manuscript, 3pp 3 folio size pages with lands, tenants names, rent due, received & arrears relating to 129 tenants on Athlumney’s estate in County Meath. Among the places mentioned are Athlumney, Violets Hill, Boyne Cottage, Boyne View, Wilkinstown, Brownstown, Bathsmeadow, Cloghanstown, Rathcoon, Danestown etc. William Meredyth Somerville was born in 1802. He married Lady Harriet Conyngham, daughter of Henry Conyngham, 1st Marquess of Conyngham, & Elizabeth Dennison, on 22nd December 1832 in London. In 1860 he married Maria Georgiana Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Herbert George Jones and Maria Alicia Leeds, at the British Embassy in Paris. He lived at Somerville, Co. Meath. On December 14th 1863 he was created 1st Baron Athlumney of Somerville and Dollardstown, Co. Meath. He died on 7th December 1873, in Dover. He was buried at Kentstown, Meath on Dec. 13th 1873. His estate in Ireland and England was valued at under £12,000. These records confirm a one year rental income in excess of £5,500. A valuable & useful primary record."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


1877. Auction of Leases of Houses at Merrion Square, Dublin"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 85

Published Estimate: €60-80

Price Realised: €50

  • letterpress, Rental & Particulars of the Houses & Premises, Nos. 3, & 4 Merrion Square, South, & Nos. 30,31, 32 & 33 Upper Merrion Street, in the Parish of St. Peter, City of Dublin, the property of the Rev. James Harrison and George B. Carruthers, Esq., to be sold by Public Auction (subject to the annexed conditions of sale), by Charles Bennett and Son, Auctioneers, at No. 6 Upper Ormond Quay, in the City of Dublin, on Thursday, the 24th day of May,1877."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


1880s-1912 Kilkenny Estate of R.W. Morris - Collection of Papers  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 86

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €420

  • Among the collection are almost 80 items, including mention of lands of Danganspadogy Upper & Lower in the Barony of Iverk & Co. Kilkenny as well as Rochenham in the Barony of Kilculliken and Co. of Waterford & elsewhere. Ballybrazil, also in the Barony of Iverk, Kilkenny, Rossanery, Garrythomas, Corragaun etc., and tenants Denis Brophy, Pierce Laudy, James Purcell & others a dwelling house at Ballyloughmore, the Barony of Gaultiere, Waterford.. An interesting archive."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


1880-1914. The Medlycott Estate, Portlaw, Co. Waterford. Collection of Estate Papers and Correspondence"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 87

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €500

  • The Medlycott estate comprised lands at Rocketts Castle & Killowen situated in the Barony of Upper Third and County of Waterford. This collection includes tenant records, correspondence, legal agreements, schedules, settlements, evictions, Irish Land Commission documents, receipts etc. etc. It appears that Rocketts Castle was originally referred to in a grant issued by King John to Sir Elias FitzNorman in 1199. It was apparently built before 1212. Its ruins are situated on a bend of the River Suir, near Portlaw."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


1880s Estate Papers of Pilsworth Family, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 88

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €220

  • 19 documents: 12 relate to R.J & Anna M. Pilsworth & dealings of R.J. Pilsworth. They include a marriage settlement of John Pilsworth of Thomastown and Anna May Bradshaw of Ballyrichard, Co. Tipperary, Spinster. A Valuator and Commission Agents report on lands called Green’s Estate in the vicinity of Grennane, Jerpoint, Jockey Hall etc. all in the vicinity of Thomastown. There is a Grant of Administration to R.J. Pilsworth after his wife’s death - given on condition that no portion of the assets “shall be distributed or paid during the War to any beneficiary.....who is a German or Austro-Hungarian subject wherever resident...” etc. The other 7 concern the sale of land at New Inn of over 41 acres of land at Grenan Mills, including a map of the lands."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


1875 (4 June) The United Irishman Newspaper, First Issue, and others to 1876"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 89

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €180


1883 January-June. Illustrated London News - Complete for the period, much Irish Historical Interest"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 90

Published Estimate: €150-250

Price Realised: 


1883-89. The Graphic, collection of bound volumes and others"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 91

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €500

  • letterpress, cloth half calf 41 by 30cm., 16 by 12in. Years covered are: 1883, 1887, 1888 and 1889. Also with this lot, The Art Journal 1862, and The Picture of The World or Scenes in Many Lands (7 volumes)."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


1881 Album of Weekly Freeman Supplements - Irish Political Cartoons  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 92

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €280

  • litho, stuck down in album 25 by 29cm., 10 by 11.5in. Good variety mainly coloured concerned with the Land League, Parnell, Davitt, Dillon, Gladstone etc. Some double spreads. (92 cartoons)"

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


1890s to 1913. Documents relating to Lands in Ballyrennan, Drangan, Co. Kilkenny and Viscount Monck’s Estate at Jordanstown, Co. Kilkenny"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 93

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €80

  • 3 legal documents and 12 receipts including a Memorandum of Agreement between The Rt. Hon. Henry Power Charles Stanley Viscount Monck of Charleville, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow (now the property of Ken Rohan) & James Maher of Whitehall, Co. Kilkenny regarding lands of Jordanstown and Kellymount, Co. Kilkenny , declaration by Maher concerning lands at Ballyrennan, Tipperary dated May 1913."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


Alessandro Magri MacMahon (1895-1981) - An Album of the Life of an Interesting Hiberno Italian  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 94

Published Estimate: €250-350

Price Realised: 

  • clothbound album, 100pp 24 by 30cm., 9.5 by 12in. Dr. Alessandro Magri MacMahon (1895-1981) was born in Crema, Lombardy, the son of an Italian barrister and a Anglo Irish mother, who was the daughter of Major-General Alexander MacMahon (Magri added the maternal surname of MacMahon by deed poll in 1920). During the First World War he served in England and in Italy. In 1927 he went to live permanently in England & from 1929-1940 he taught at the City Literary Institute. From 1940-43 he was engaged in war work with the BBC Italian Service. Afterward he taught at Morley & Bedford Colleges. He wrote a book on Italian history & another on fishing titled Fishlore (1946). He was a founder member & a Vice President of the British Italian Society (which pre war was called the Friends of Free Italy). In 1958, through his interest in fishing and his Irish connections he went to live at Summermore, Kinsale, Co. Cork This album begins with a record of a duck hunting trip in Italy in 1914 followed by a neat mss. record of the nature of his employment while in the war & a mss. letter from his mother - in it she mentions that her grandfather & great grandfather were both born in Dublin and buried at Killeshin, near Carlow, in Ireland. She mentions that her mother’s father “Old General Carthew used to live at Denton Lodge.” Another letter confirms that the MacMahon family lived for at least a century at Hollymount near Carlow. The album has numerous photographs 1880s on. There are also documents in Italian, including various Italian passports, identity cards as well as photos of Magri as a child, in uniform in WW1, in civilian life, as well as holiday photos & pictures of other social and field activities as well as his home in Summercove, Cork in the 1950s & 60s. Some of his papers were given to Cork University."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


1887-89 and 1905. A Dublin Clergyman’s Daughter - Diaries  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 95

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €180

  • manuscript, 4 volumes 4 diaries with daily entries from January 1887 - December 1889 & for the year 1905. The contents outline the writer’s daily activities including attending concerts at the R.D.S. Leinster Hall, the Royal, the Antient Concert Rooms as well as attending Mrs. Tourneaux for music classes and practice.. Among those mentioned are Mrs. Meredith, Mrs. Carton, Ella, Miss Casey, Mrs. Goodman. Mrs. Maunsell, A. Stanfield’s (Cappagh), Dr. Sheppard, Julia Doughty (who died on Jan 30th 1905), Miss Collier (who died 25th Aug 1887), Mrs. Fredericks, Hobson’s, Mrs. Griffin, Mrs. Maunsell, Miss Pilkington, Streatfields, Mrs. Meredith etc.. There is quite a bit of reference to visits to St Mageoghs, Cappagh, Mulhuddart & Dunshaughlin. A factual diary encapsulates 4 years in the life of a Dublin Clergyman’s daughter and her rather cosseted, privileged & structured lifestyle which reflects the position & orientation of the Dublin Protestant middle classes at the time."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


1909. Public Auction Notice for Household Furniture Sale at Windgate House, Bray, Co. Wicklow"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 96

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €80

  • letterpress 86 by 56cm., 34 by 22in. Provenance: PJ Byrne: Important Sale of Superior Household Furniture Mirrors, Pictures, Books, China &c. Horse, Jennet, Carriages, Harness, Saddlery, Farm Carts & Harness, Farm Implements, &c Tuesday, April 27th, 1909. Bray."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


1904. Papers of Kate M. Phelan of Butler House, Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 97

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €90


1887 (4 June) Gaelic Athletic Association County Cork Committee illuminated address to William Gladstone MP  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 98

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €4500

  • lithographed on card and silk by Guy & Co., Cork, in its original gilt frame 30 by 25cm., 12 by 10in. Provenance: William Gladstone Library, Fasque House; whence purchased by the present owner. Historic Dedication to William Ewart Gladstone from The Gaelic Athletic Association inscribed: “To The Right Hon. W.E. Gladstone M.P.” Dear Sir, On behalf of the County Cork Committee of The Gaelic Athletic Association we ask your acceptance of the accompanying Presentation, as a small token of the esteem in which you are held by our body: our only regret being that we cannot make a presentation commensurate with the affection of our hearts in regard to you, The foremost English Statesman of the century, the friend of Ireland and of her constitutional freedom, you have obtained a place in the heart of every true Irishman that nothing can banish or efface. We are happy to say that the Gaelic Athletic Association has been a great success in popularising the Ancient Irish Game of Hurling among the manhood of the present day, its membership now reaching to about Fifty Thousand over the country, and before another year has passed away we confidently anticipate that the number will be doubled. Contemporaneous with the arrival of that period, we fervently hope that you will see the great object to which you have devoted your priceless energies crowned with full success- the right by Irishmen to legislate for Irishmen in Ireland. 4th June, 1887 Signed D. Horgan, Alderman, Chairman. D.M. Lane, Hon. Sec. T.O’Riordan, Provincial Hon. Sec the Citation is on silk and bordered by a series of oval lithographs depicting, Hurling, Football, Bowling, Handball, Running, Jumping, Hammer Throwing and Irish Dancing. Also surmounting the dedication are oval portraits of Michael Davitt, Charles Stewart Parnell, Michael Cusack and Dr Croke The G.A.A. was founded 3 years previously in Thurles and Gladstone’s exertions in trying to secure Home Rule for Ireland, combined with the repercussions and aftermath of the Maamtrasna Murders led to the fall of the Liberal Government and Gladstone’s position as Prime Minister. He subsequently became P.M. in August, 1892, the fourth time he held this position An extraordinary and attractive item, dated three years after the GAA was founded, and probably the one and only time the GAA paid obeisance to the British Establishment!"

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


1885 Dissolution of Parliament, advertising handbills for Fred Thomas Cheap Shoe Shops, also 1893 Home Rule Bill and others"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 99

Published Estimate: €100-200

Price Realised: €70

  • letterpress, various sizes Also includes a cut up of King’s County Election poster for Bill Crawford, 1887 The Union newspaper, and two anti-Home Rule cartoons from the Union (6 items)."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


1897. John Dillon MP (1851-1927) Letter to Miss Hewson from The House of Commons  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 100

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €50


19th Century Flag: Green Ensign. A flag used by some Irish Merchant Shipping  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 14 November 2009 / 101

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €800

  • heavy cotton 124 by 264cm., 49 by 104in. There is evidence that the Green Ensign, although never officially approved, had been used by some Irish ships since the 17th Century. The early versions use the emblem of the Irish Revenue – a “Mermaid” Harp surmounted by a crown in gold. However the background should have been St. Patrick’s Blue rather than emerald green according to the authorities. In the 1830s The Western Yacht Club used the Green Ensign for a while. In some cases Irish vessels had this flag confiscated by authorities in harbours in Britain, Ireland and the West Indies according to some records. In 1872, the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, in reply to the Admiralty, declared the use of the Green Ensign to be incorrect, and in support attached a well researched paper by Sir J. Barnard-Burke, Ulster King of Arms supporting the choice of blue as the National Colour of Ireland. Thus the Harp is shewn as gold on blue in the Royal Standard, and indeed since the 1930s the same is the Standard of the President of the Republic of Ireland. A scarce and interesting flag."

  • Have one to sell? Interested in Similar Items?


First 20 results Previous 20 results   Records 51 to 100 of 503     Next 20 results Last results

FREE VALUATIONS: DUBLIN: Informal and confidential advice and valuations for prospective sellers given by appointment at our galleries, 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2; Monday to Friday,10am to 5pm. .
ELSEWHERE: send images and details to info@whytes.ie for a free appraisal and advice on selling. We also travel throughout Ireland and Great Britain, and occasionally to the US and elsewhere, to appraise large collections or valuable single items. 
CLICK HERE FOR GUIDE TO SELLING AT WHYTE'S, or watch our video here.

Whyte & Sons Auctioneers Ltd., 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin D02 KF80, Ireland. Tel: +353 (0)1 676 2888 Email: info@whytes.ie
Licensed to conduct auctions by The Property Services Regulatory Authority of Ireland. Licence No. 001759.