13 November 2010

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1840 Two Pence prepaid postal wrapper by William Mulready RA.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 53

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: 

  • Medium: letterpress
  • Dimensions: 18 by 20cm., 7.25 by 7.75in.
  • Inscribed on label on reverse "3 Copy were done as samples. This is one of them given by Mulready to Grandfather Thom " and dated 1/12/32 "

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1840 Sixth Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners (Ireland)  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 54

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €90


1845 (20 September) The Nation Thomas Davis Memorial Edition  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 55

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €100

  • Medium: letterpress, pp 16, green cloth bound, gilt titled
  • Dimensions: 46 by 32cm., 18.2 5 by 12.7 5in.
  • Also with this Thomas Davis and Young Ireland, edition. MJ McManus, 1945; special morocco bound edition for members of the "Government Committee to Celebrate the Centenary of Davis's Death."

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Circa 1880 "God Save Ireland" embroidered flag  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 56

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €260


Irish Patriotic Water Jug, 19th Century  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 57

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €500

  • Dimensions: 22 by 13cm., 8.5 by 5in.
  • With moulded coloured Hibernia standing holding harp and green flag with wolfhound at her feet, and on reverse maiden and cherub decorated harp. Attractive and Scarce.

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19th Century Album of autographs of Monarchs, members of Houses of Parliament etc.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 58

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: 

  • Compiled by Sir Ralph Cusack, Chairman of Midland & Great Western Railway etc. Includes Lords Molesworth, Bessbrook, Portarlington, Castlemaine, Mayo, Listowel, Powerscourt, Carew, Ennis, Longford, Leitrim, Donesaile, Mountjoy, Westmeath, Roscommon, Talbot, Wicklow, Bective, de Vesei etc., also MP's and Judges etc. Monarchs signatures include George III, George IV, William IV, Victoria including envelopes to Theodore Martin, King of Prussia, also Duke of Leinster, Countess of Aberdeen, mainly on small cut outs, some entire letters, etc., also a range of engravings. (100s)

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1851. Census of Ireland. Return of Inquests 6 June 1841 to 31 March 1851,(during Famine Period).  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 59

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €2100

  • Medium: manuscript, pp 25
  • Dimensions: 33 by 41cm., 13 by 16in.
  • A fascinating document during the Famine Years, in County Carlow. Immediate Cause of Death includes "Visitation of God, Neglect, fall from a cart, fall from a horse, neglect and want of nourishment, drinking boiling water, drinking spirits to excess" etc. Very few deaths ”from want of nourishment” recorded indicating that the famine didn’t affect Carlow as badly as more westerly areas.

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1850 Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Central Lunatic Asylum at Dundurm  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 60

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €90

  • Medium: original cloth, pp 15
  • "Ordered and Established by The Lord Lieutenent and Council of Ireland August 22 1850." HMSO, printed by Grierson, Dublin. Also with this lot 1945 Mental Health Act and 1946 Mental Treatment Regulations (2 copies, one with Departmental annotations)

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1855 (18 May) letter from James Whiteside MP to JR Cooke, Dublin with political news and another leaflet.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 61

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: 

  • Whiteside's letter mentions "that Palmerston (Prime Minister) can hardly hold on." Also publisher of the evening packet and correspondent Dublin, NM Mansfield to Rev. E. Cusack, 3 July 1844.

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1867. A Unique Fenian Flag, carried in parades and demonstrations from the 1860s to the 1920s  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 62

Published Estimate: €30000-50000

Price Realised: €52000

  • Medium: woven silk with restored gold lettering
  • Dimensions: 97 by 135cm, 38 by 53in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Willie Condon (1840-1908), Fenian and Land Leaguer, Anglesboro, Co. Limerick; His daughter, Hannah Condon Cleary; Thence by descent.
  • The flag consists of woven silk on which there is a frame of double lines of black and gold coloured thread piping. The original design has a sunburst at left, with lettering in gold – GOD SAVE vertically and to the left of a large gold harp and IRELAND vertically to the right and ANGLESBORO ’67 in gold at the base, with gold trefoil shamrocks at each corner. The original lettering was worn away when Hannah Condon restored it in the 1950s with gold painted card lettering and decorations The Sunburst symbol was used by Irish nationalists from the first half of the nineteenth century and although the green flag with a gold harp was the preferred banner, the following lines, penned in 1843, foresaw the combined use of the Sunburst and the Harp on green: That the ‘harp on the green’ our land flag should be, And the sun through clouds bursting, our flag at sea. The green-borne harp o’er yon battery gleams, From the frigate’s topgallant the ‘sunburst’ streams. Willie Condon was born in the Mitchelstown area and settled in Anglesboro, County Limerick, where he married “a Quane woman of mountain foot”. He befriended John O’Mahony of nearby Kilbehenny and joined the Fenian Brotherhood which O’Mahony had founded in 1858 from exile in America. It is believed he was involved in the battle with Crown forces at Kilclooney Woods where a 100 strong group of Fenians was intercepted on the way to Limerick under Peter O’Neill Crowley, who was killed in the engagement. It is thought that Condon had the flag made to commemorate the Fenian Rising and it was used at a demonstration on the first anniversary in 1868. It was put to regular use thereafter, especially during the Land League campaign which Willie Condon joined with great enthusiasm and was very active in the Anglesboro, Ballylanders and Mitchestown districts. On one occasion in 1881, carrying the flag, he led 250 men armed with spades from Anglesboro to Ballylanders to free his imprisoned comrade William Manahan, who had been jailed under the Coercion Act. On another occasion Clifford Lloyd, a military officer based in Mitchelstown in the 1880s, wrote1 of an attempted impounding of cattle for non payment of rent and rates which was intercepted by a huge crowd led by Willie Condon. Even though Lloyd’s raiding party was well armed “the sight of such an enormous crowd led by Willie Condon with the Fenian Flag fluttering in the breeze, convinced the raiding party that discretion was the better part of valour”2 In other encounters with the Crown Condon had roads blocked with stone walls, and he led his “Galtee Mountain Boys” under the Fenian Flag to Mitchelstown on 9 September 1887 to join a 15,000 strong protest over the appearance in a Coercion Court there of John Mandeville and William O’Brien. The crowd were attacked by police but they had to beat a hasty retreat to the barracks from where they shot dead two of Condon’s men. The battle cry “Remember Mitchelstown” dates from that time. In 1906 Willie Condon was a member of the committee that erected a statue to Mandeville in the square at Mitchelstown. When he died in 1908 over 25,000 people attended his funeral and a large Celtic Cross monument was erected over his grave at Kilgulane Cemetery. This is an extremely important flag of the Fenian Brotherhood, that was carried with fierce pride by Willie Condon and his “Galtee Mountain Boys”3 for over fifty years, and was kept safe from the Black and Tans during the War of Independence by his daughter Hannah, who was commander of the Cumann na mBan in the area. After the war it was carried by Willie Condon’s descendant at annual commemorations of the Fenian Rising, the Mitchelstown shootings, and Willie Condon’s anniversary, up to the early 1970s, until it was feared it might get damaged so it was kept since in a frame in a descendant’s home. 1 Charles Dalton Clifford Lloyd Ireland Under The Land League – A Narrative of Personal Experiences, William Blackwood, Edinburgh & London, 1892 2 Kilfinane Coshlea Historical Society Historical Journal Volume 5, 2009, pp 55-59 3 Hannah Condon Cleary wrote the famous song The Galtee Mountain Boys, the first verse of which goes: Hurrah, they came, brave Galtee Men, The village people cried, As into Ballylanders the mountain men they hied. They marched into the village street And faced down Clifford Lloyd With Willie Condon at their head The Galtee mountain pride. and it ends: Alas, he sleeps that humble chief In Kilgulane’s lonely grave That hero brave who fought his way To emacipate the slave. His memory wil be honoured And a monument will rise To tell the fame of Condon bold

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1866 Fenian Bond - Irish Republic Five Dollars.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 63

Published Estimate: €150-250

Price Realised: €520

  • Medium: recess printed by Continental Bank Note Co., New York
  • Dimensions: 9 by 20cm., 3.5 by 8in.
  • With names of counties in the border, issued 17 March 1866, signed by Sullivan and O'Mahony, part missing at left.

    These bonds were issued in America to fund the Fenian Rising of 1867 and were "redeemable six months after the acknowledgement of the Independence of the Irish Nation". They were intended to raise funds and finance attacks against British interests worldwide. An attempted invasion of Canada took place in 1867. They were redeemed almost eighty years later when Eamon De Valera called the Fenian bonds in. Any outstanding bonds were thereafter valued only as collectibles, which today occasionally show up at auction. John O'Mahony born 1816, near Mitchelstown, County Cork, died Feb. 6, 1877, was an Irish nationalist leader, he fled to New York in 1853, where he founded and led (1858 – 66) the Fenians. By 1865 the American Fenian group had become large and prosperous and was sending money and arms to Ireland. O'Mahony reluctantly backed the Irish Fenians' decision to stage military raids in Canada against the British, part of a scheme to hold Canada hostage for the cause of Irish freedom. The raids failed and he resigned, but he was later called out of retirement (1872 – 77).

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19th Century Irish Newspapers and Periodicals collection  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 64

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €300


1863. University of Dublin Historical Society Medal  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 65

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €120

  • Medium: silver, 60 grams
  • Dimensions: 5 by 5cm., 2 by 2in.
  • Awarded for Oratory to George McCutchan. In case of issue by William Woodhouse. Medal design by William Mossop. A Reverend George McCutchan was an active "Home Ruler" in the latter part of the 19th Century.

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1868 (April) Visit of Prince of Wales to Ireland - Commemorative medal  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 66

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €380

  • Medium: bronze
  • Dimensions: 5 by 5cm., 2 by 2in.
  • TO COMMEMORATE THE VISIT TO IRELAND OF H.ReverseH. AND HIS INSTALLATION AS KNIGHT OF THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS ORDER OF ST. PATRICK. Prince Albert Edward had spent some time in Ireland in 1860s as a military officer in The Curragh, during which time he started an affair with Irish actress Nellie Clifden. The medal was designed by F.B. Marks, Dublin.

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Circa 1870. Irish Protestant Benevolent Society Medal  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 67

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €160

  • Medium: white metal
  • Dimensions: 8 by 5cm., 3 by 2in.
  • The St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal was founded on March 17, 1834 to care for Irish immigrants and to defend the local Irish-Canadian community’s interests. The society was non-sectarian until 1856 when the Protestant members split and formed the Irish Protestant Benevolent Society. A possible catalyst to the break was a riot in 1853, in which Protestants and Catholics clashed in Montreal. The St. Patrick’s Society is today a charitable, social, and educational organisation. The Society had a prominent role in the building of St. Patrick’s Church (now Basilica) which opened in 1847, and in the creation of the Cote des Neiges Cemetery, which opened in 1885. The Society was also the organiser of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade until 1916.

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1889. HMS Calliope and Captain Kane Medal  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 68

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200

  • Medium: gilded bronze
  • Dimensions: 3 by 3cm., 1.2 by 1.2in.
  • Inscribed "BRITISH SEAMANSHIP AND CAPTAIN H.C. KANE OF HMS CALLIOPE FROM AN ADMIRER THE MARQUIS DE LEUVILLE", to commemorate a dramatic and courageous escape from a typhoon in April Harbour, Samoa; Henry Coey Kane (c.1840-1917) was the second son of Sir Robert Kane (1809-1890) famous Irish chemist and was educated at St. Vincent's College, Castleknock before joining the Navy. The event at Calliope made his career and he was later knighted and made Admiral. A rare memento of a famous Irish Sailor.

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1878 Lisburn Sewage Scheme List of Landowners and Hand Drawn Map  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 69

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €150

  • Public Health (Ireland) Act 1878 In the Matter of a Sewage Scheme For the Urban District of Lisburn. The map is drawn in ink (30 x 34 inches) and was used in an action "Richardson and Barbour v. Town Commissioners of Lisburn".

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1881. The Irish National Land League Membership Card  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 70

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €150


Pencil Portraits of Jonathan Swift, Thomas Davis and Michael Davitt  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 71

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: 

  • Medium: pencil
  • Dimensions: 33 by 23cm., 13 by 9in.
  • Michael Davitt by Darius MacEgan, dated 1935. Darius Joseph MacEgan, also known as “The MacEgan” (he was the last of a line of direct descendents of the clan MacEgan), was born in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. He studied at the School of Art in Dublin and later in London, and first exhibited at the RHA in 1881. The Gorry Gallery held a memorial exhibition of his work in 1940.

    Also with this lot two prints of Patrick Sarsfield, Earl of Lucan and Daniel O'Connell. (5 items)

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1879 (21 November) handwritten letter by Charles Stewart Parnell  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 72

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €650

  • Medium: manuscript on Midland and Great Western Railway, Broadstone Dublin paper, pp 2
  • Dimensions: 20 by 13cm., 8 by 5in.
  • Parnell, writing to Sir Ralph Cusack, Chairman of the railway, is seeking a special train to Castlerea that night for which the charge is £42 and wishes to offer £25 for the train, "so as to enable me to be present at Balla tomorrow where otherwise there may be serious disturbances".

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Charles Stewart Parnell with Irish MP's - drawing by Francis Carruthers Gould (1844-1925)  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 73

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €650


Isaac Butt signed photograph, attractively framed  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 74

Published Estimate: €80-120

Price Realised: €180

  • Medium: carte de visite sepia photo, ms signature
  • Dimensions: 10 by 6cm., 4 by 2.25in.
  • Framed with a later reproduction portrait and historical note Isaac Butt (1813-1879) was the son of a Protestant rector, born in Co. Donegal. At the age of fifteen, after receiving secondary education in Cork, Butt went to Trinity College where he co-founded the Dublin University Magazine and where he later became Professor of Political Economics. For much of his life Butt was a member of the Irish Conservative Party but he was also a distinguished politician, barrister, MP in the House of Commons of Great Britain and Ireland and the first leader and founder of a number of Irish nationalist parties and organisations, including the Irish Metropolitan Conservative Society in 1836, the Home Government Association in 1870 and in 1873 the Home Rule League. Upon his death Butt was replaced within the Home Rule League by William Shaw, who in turn was replaced by the more radical Charles Stewart Parnell in 1880.

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1886. Map of UK showing General Election Result (fought on Home Rule for Ireland)  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 75

Published Estimate: €150-250

Price Realised: €140

  • Medium: lithograph, London Illustrated News, 31 July, 1886
  • Dimensions: 81 by 58cm., 32 by 23in.
  • "A Parliamentary Map of The United Kingdom... coloured to show the decision of the Nation upon the Home Rule Question, 1886. The election results given as: "Liberals- Home Rulers, 196; Liberals- Unionists, 73; Conservatives, 316; Irish Home Rulers, 85." Also with this lot two invitations to Cecil Harmsworth from the Committee of the National Club of Ireland and from John Redmond MP respectively. (3 items)

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1890's United Ireland Supplements- Irish Political Cartoons, and 1920s Punch Cartoons  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 76

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €220

  • Featuring Michael Davitt, "Pether the Pecker", Conan Doyle, Tim Healy, Gladstone, Parnell etc. Mainly coloured (7), and Punch 1916-22 monochrome including Michael Collins, Lloyd George, Eamon de Valera, etc (17). Interesting range.

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1890-1906. The Diaries of Thomas Patrick Fox (1872-1908) writer and nationalist, of North Strand and Seville Place, Dublin  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 77

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €5000

  • Medium: manuscript, pp 300 plus
  • Dimensions: 20 by 17cm., 8 by 6.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:To the writer's friend James McCluskey; thence by descent
  • In the earliest diaries Fox is a member of the Uncle Remus Fireside Club, from which he and friends including William Rooney, Nationalist and Socialist poet (died 1901), Frederick Ryan, J Alexander, J Whelan and others formed 'The Young Irish Society' which later became the 'Celtic Literary Society' whose patron was Michael Davitt and Arthur Griffith was a member later. The founding operation and demise of the society are documented here. Also included are eye witness accounts of Parnell's funeral, 1798 Uprising Centenary Commemorations, William Rooney's funeral, a fund raising dinner at the Gresham Hotel where Pádraig Pearse is the speaker. Fox wrote for the Freemans Journal and the United Irishman and he writes about Arthur Griffiths and his fundraising trip to the USA here. He was also Dublin correspondent for France Libre, later Echo de Paris, which brought him into contact with its editor, Maud Gonne, and there is much wry comment about her and her tribulations. Others commented on include James Connolly, The O'Rahilly, George "AE" Russell and Douglas Hyde. Fox was also involved in the early days of the Abbey Theatre and stage managed plays for Cuman na Gael for the Oireachtas in 1904. He had the post of chairman of the Celtic Library Society, was a member of the National Library Committee and was a keen advocate for a National University. In these diaries one can chart Thomas Fox's progress from a committed Nationalist who believed in passive means to achieve freedom to later believing in the taking up of arms to achieve independence. Sadly Thomas Fox died at the age of only 36 and never saw the events in 1916-1922 in which he surely would have played a part.

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1892 letter written by John Redmond MP and 1921 note signed by Austin Stack  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 78

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €190

  • Medium: manuscript and typescript
  • Dimensions: 20 by 13cm., 8 by 5in.
  • On headed notepaper of The Irish Daily Independent, The Weekly Independent and The Evening Herald headed notepaper:" My dear Dr., What about the resolutions for the Amnesty meeting on Sunday? I hope you will see they are all right in substance". Stack, Austin:. Typescript, signed on Dáil Éireann notepaper April 1921 as Minister of Home Affairs to Secretary, General Council of Co. Councils and is headed Southern Senate. He indicates that he has enclosed the Proclamation of the Ministry with reference to the Southern Senate.

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1898 United Irish League Centenary of 1798 Banner by S. A. Watson, Dublin  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 79

Published Estimate: €8000-10000

Price Realised: €7700

  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 183 by 183cm., 72 by 72in.
  • The United Irish League (UIL) was a nationalist political party in Ireland, launched on 23 January 1898 with the motto "The Land for the People". Its objective was land redistribution to be achieved through both agitation and parliamentary reform of land laws. Founded and initiated at Westport, County Mayo by William O'Brien, it was supported by Michael Davitt MP, John Dillon MP, who worded its constitution, Timothy Harrington MP and the Catholic clergy of the district. By 1901, the UIL claimed 100,000 members, UIL agitation by tenant farmers continued resulted in the calling of the December 1902 Land Conference, an initiative by moderate landlords led by Lord Dunraven on the one hand and William O'Brien MP, John Redmond MP, Timothy Harrington MP and Ulster's T. W. Russell MP representing tenant farmers on the other hand. It strove for a settlement by conciliatory agreement between landlord and tenant. After six sittings all eight tenant’s demands were conceded, O’Brien having guided League, the official nationalist movement, into endorsement of a new policy of "conference plus business". He followed this by campaigning vigorously for the greatest piece of social legislation Ireland had yet seen, orchestrating the Wyndham Land (Purchase) Act (1903) through Parliament. The Act provided generous bonus-subsidy terms to landowners on sale, the Irish Land Commission overseeing the low interest annuities. The United Irish League had achieved an enormous victory, but it went into decline over the next decade as first the Irish Parliamentary Party reasserted itself, and then, especially after the 1916 Rising, Sinn Féin dominated Irish politics. However in County Sligo the UIL was still very active in 1914 as seen by this account from Michael Farry’s excellent account of Sligo in the period 1914-211: On November 8th, 1914 a meeting was held at Keash to agitate for the division of untenanted lands in the vicinity among the small landholders. The P.P. Fr P. J. O'Grady took the chair and local politicians attended and spoke. The demand was for the division of grazing lands among the smallholders for tillage. These lands were then populated by cattle and one of the speakers said referring to the recruiting campaigns then in full swing - "Let the Bullocks fight the Germans” It would appear that the United Irish League branch at Keash was one of the first to be formed, and was certainly in operation in 1898, the year of the organisation’s foundation. The banner was painted by Samuel Rowan Watson (1853-1923). The son of Cork artist Henry Watson (1822-1911) and a nephew of Samuel Watson (1818-1866), whose painting of Donnybrook Fair sold in Sotheby’s in 2004 for the record price of £117,600, Samuel Rowan Watson followed the family profession of portrait painting. He exhibited at the RHA in the years 1895-1923, giving his address as 34 Upper Sackville Street, Dublin. His work is represented in the collection of the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin. (1) Michael Farry Sligo 1914-21, A Chronicle of Conflict, Killoran Press, Trim, Co. Meath,1992

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Ordnance Survey of The South Mayo Railway  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 80

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €40

  • Dimensions: 72 by 59cm., 28.2 5 by 23.2 5in.
  • Ordnance Survey Map, 1871. Engraved at the Ordnance survey office, Dublin, under the direction of Lt. Colonel Leach ReverseE. The outline by W.H. Tinkler - the writing by S. Crossfield and the ornament by James Binning. Published by Colonel Sir H. James, ReverseE.F.ReverseS M.ReverseI.A.8 Superintendent of Ordnance 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.

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1903-1914. Railway Clearing House Junction Diagrams  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 81

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: 

  • Medium: part original cloth, 158 plates
  • Dimensions: 18 by 25cm., 7 by 10in.
  • Includes some Irish junctions, very detailed coloured maps, missing a few Irish including Dublin. Binding distressed.

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Circa 1890-1900 collection of photographs of West Cork including Union Hall, Ballydehob, Castletownshend, Bull Island etc.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 82

Published Estimate: €100-200

Price Realised: €50

  • Medium: mainly sepia, various sizes
  • Provenance: Provenance:Fergus O'Connor; Thence by descent to the present owner
  • Seven original prints, including one Dublin scene, also some later reprints (5).

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Late 19th Century Collection of Photographs of an Anglo-Irish/Scottish family  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 83

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: 

  • Medium: glass photographic plates (33)
  • Dimensions: 28 by 20cm., 11 by 8in.
  • Fine well executed photographs including portraits, some military, rugby teams and a Scottish international rugby player with a Scottish v England 1892 jersey, a lecture hall at a college etc. The plates produce fine prints - a selection of 14 are included with the lot. (47 items)

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1891-1911 Kilkenny Estate Papers - Nevill Family  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 84

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200

  • Medium: manuscript and typescript folios
  • Dimensions: 33 by 20cm., 13 by 8in.
  • Estate of Edward Nevill including circa 800 acres of tenanted lands at Knockmajor, otherwise Cloughranke in the Barony of Fassadinin & County Kilkenny. The tenants include Rev Robert Hawkesworth and Rev Robert Young Heatley. An 1891 conveyance from the estate of Hugh MacTernan to Nevill details each tenancy includes, names. annual rent, acreage etc. Included is correspondence from tenants and Irish Land Commission schedules, agreements and other documents. Valuable primary research source for Kilkenny local history and genealogy. (approx. 90 documents)

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1901-1909 Waterford Estate Papers - King family of Mount Pleasant  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 85

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €100

  • Medium: manuscript and typescript
  • Dimensions: 33 by 20cm., 13 by 8in.
  • Relates primarily to Isabella Louisa King of Mount Pleasant, Post Town, Waterford. Among the material are her last will & testament, with her nephew, William Medlycott as one of the trustees, inland revenue account documents, a hand traced map of one of her properties, estate duty details, legal agreements, assignments etc (approx. 30 items)

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Waterford City and Country: Collection of picture postcards  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 86

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €550

  • Good variety and range including Ardmore, Cappoquin, Carrickbeg, Curraghmore, Dungarvan, Lismore, Portlaw, Tramore as well as good city street scenes. Many are postally used, in early 1900s mainly. (149)

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Picture postcard collection, early 20th century  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 87

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €230


Picture postcard collection  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 88

Published Estimate: €150-250

Price Realised: 


Maps: Ordnance Survey of Achill Island, North West and North East Ireland Poor Law Unions, Dublin etc.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 89

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €80

  • 1902 Ordnance Survey General Map of Ireland, northern section showing "Administrative" counties, Poor Law Unions, Urban and Rural Districts, also coloured map of Achill with manuscript suggested changes to dispensaries, 1943 Dublin 50 inch sheet 18 x 6, 1936-37 County Dublin Sheet 17, 6 inch, a hand drawn and coloured map of Donegal local administration boundaries and a site map for Letterkenny Mental Hospital. (7 items)

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

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 90

Published Estimate: €80-120

Price Realised: €90


1900-1930s Tray of Printers Blocks  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 91

Published Estimate: €200-250

Price Realised: €200

  • A collection of circa 150 printer’s blocks and devices engraved in metal, part of the stock in trade of a jobbing Dublin printer/publisher with a mostly from the early decades of the 20th century. With the original wooden tray stamped Wm. Miller, Dublin.

    Includes advertisements for Vaseline, Irish Hospitals Sweepstakes, Dartry Cleaners, Stevens The Cycle King, Irish Turf Hauliers Association, etc.; also pictorial symbols including a teapot, sheep, cow, turkey, fish, crowing cock, a pig, a pint, an elegantly dressed man, whiskey bottle, tractor etc.; also the ‘Déanta in Éirinn’ symbol (three versions, different sizes), and several devices for stamping overdue accounts, all dating from the ‘hot-metal’ era of printing, which ran from the days of Gutenberg to the 1960s.

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Photographs. Superb collection of a family from Longford, emigrating to America  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 92

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €950

  • Medium: silver gelatin panoramic prints (42)
  • Dimensions: 30 by 10cm., 11.7 5 by 3.75in.
  • Apparently of a family from Co. Longford, dated circa 1914, possibly taken on a return visit to "The Ould Sod" (as inscribed on one print). Named locations include Fermoyle, Aughaloughan, Rathcline Point, River Shannon, Killiney, Co. Dublin and Glasnevin, Co. Dublin. Also includes a large group of Irish Volunteers, various haymaking scenes at Aughaloughan, groups and sea scenes on SS Adriatic 1914 and views of Ruthven, Iowa, the family's American home.

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1910 Album of drawings, watercolours andverse, inscribed "TC Hemphill"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 93

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €100


Dublin, circa 1900 P. Kenna's Public House Photograph  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 94

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: 

  • Medium: sepia print
  • Dimensions: 13 by 18cm., 5 by 7in.
  • Detailed photograph of the pub, established in the 1880s at 50 Patrick Street, on the corner of Dean Street, by Patrick Kenna, today known as Nash's, a famous Dublin hostelry.

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1901-1909 US President Theodore Roosevelt - Collection of letters and ephemera relating to Ambassador Frederick Wallingford Whitridge  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 95

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: 

  • The collection comprises: (1) Official appointment document SIGNED BY THEODORE ROOSEVELT 26th President of the United States (1901-1909) appointing Frederick Wallingford Whitmore as "Ambassador Extraordinary of the United States of America on Special Mission as the representative of the United States government on the occasion of the wedding of King Alphonso XIII of Spain in June 1906. Also signed by Secretary of State Elihu Root (2) Letter from Root on Dept. of State Washington letterhead dated April 25th 1906 transmitting the commission to Whitridge and referring to a letter from President Roosevelt to be presented to the King of Spain by Whitridge (3) Two typed letters on White House notepaper dated April 9th & 26th 1906 respectively: a congratulatory letter and the second refers to the enclosure of two letters from Roosevelt to King Edward VII of England and the German Emperor; (4) 3 manuscript letters congratulating Whitridge on his appointment. (5) A 20pp. typed report titled 'Special American Embassy Madrid addressed to The Hon. Elihu Root Secretary of State Washington D.C. outlining details of events that occurred on Whitridge's special mission at the wedding of Kong Alphonso XIII's wedding. It includes details of an attempt to assassinate King Alfonso and Queen Victoria - when a bomb was thrown as the Royal Carriage passed and refers to the numbers killed and wounded and the response to what had occurred. (6) A batch of 14 assorted items, mostly formal invitations to a range of functions from Feb 1904 - Dec. 1908, one signed by the Duke of Sotomayor and invitations from the French Ambassador, lunch menu for the wedding, invitation from Lord Chamberlain at their majesties request to Buckingham Palace etc. An interesting collection which captures the protocol of the period (22 items)

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1911 Royal visit to Ireland - Collection of Photographic glass plates  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 96

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €340

  • Medium: glass plates
  • Dimensions: 7 by 7cm., 2.75 by 2.75in.
  • Includes Royal Party on a badge, Queen with nuns at Maynooth, spectators at Phoenix Park etc, also two others. With Mason labels but may not be Mason. (23 plates)

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1912-14 Oliver Goldsmith statue at Trinity College - replica for London, a correspondence  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 97

Published Estimate: €150-250

Price Realised: 

  • Relating to a proposal by Clement Shorter, editor of The Sphere, to place a replica of John Henry Foley's statue in Brick Court (where Goldsmith once lived), King's Inn of Court, London. Includes agreement from The Registrar of Trinity College Dublin and the Under-Treasurer of The Middle Temple, newspaper cuttings etc. (8 items)

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1913 Sir Hugh Lane's "Gift of Pictures for Ireland"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 98

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €200

  • Medium: lithograph on linen
  • Dimensions: 44 by 39cm., 17.5 by 15.5in.
  • "Sold by the Irish Players at $1.00 towards a building to save Sir Hugh Lane's Great Gift of Pictures for Ireland April 1913" with signatures of most of the actors, also WB Yeats and Lady Gregory, framed.

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18th/19th Century Flintlock Pistol  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 99

Published Estimate: €50-80

Price Realised: €350


19th Century Percussion Rifle by Kavanagh, Dublin  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 100

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €650


1843 (13 July) Detail of Guards Mounted in the Garrison of Dublin  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 101

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €340

  • Medium: letterpress and manuscript
  • Dimensions: 50 by 33cm., 19.5 by 13in.
  • Printed form by Alex Thompson, filled in copperplate hand with names of officers and N.C.O's and numbers of soldiers stationed in Dublin barracks, signed by Major W. White, "Town Major of Dublin". Rare.

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1853-1921. Connaught Rangers Captain Munro Benn - an archive  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 13 November 2010 / 102

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €220


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