16 April 2011

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1882: Great Northern Railways Co. Daniel O'Connell statue unveiling poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 103

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €220

  • Medium: letterpress, Alley & Co Dublin
  • Dimensions: 51 by 38cm., 20 by 15in.
  • Railway advertising poster for Dublin and back trip for the unveiling of the Daniel O'Connell statue and the opening of the national exhibition 15 August 1882. Also with Great Northern Railways "Cheap Trip" poster for 1 October 1882. (2 items)

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1882: Great Northern Railways Co. Dublin horse and ram show poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 104

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €120

  • Medium: letterpress, printed by Tempest
  • Dimensions: 51 by 38cm., 20 by 15in.
  • Railway advertising poster for the Dublin horse and ram show 30 August 1882. Also with Great Northern Railways "Cheap Trip" poster for 20 August 1882, printed by Alley & Co Dublin. (2 items)

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1882: Great Northern Railways Co. National Horse Show poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 105

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €120

  • Medium: letterpress, Alley & Co Dublin
  • Dimensions: 51 by 38cm., 20 by 15in.
  • Railway advertising poster for the Dublin National Horse Show and exhibition of Irish manufactures 31 August 1882. Also with Great Northern Railways "Cheap Trip" poster for Whit Sunday 1 June 1884. (2 items)

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1882: Great Northern Railways Co. exhibition of Irish manufactures poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 106

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €120

  • Medium: letterpress, Alley & Co Dublin
  • Dimensions: 51 by 38cm., 20 by 15in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:
  • Railway advertising poster for the exhibition of Irish manufactures 12 October 1882. Also with Great Northern Railways "Cheap Trip" poster for 30 September 1883. (2 items)

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1882: Great Northern Railways Co. National Horse Show poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 107

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €0

  • Medium: letterpress, Alley & Co Dublin
  • Dimensions: 51 by 38cm., 20 by 15in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:
  • Railway advertising poster for the National Horse Show and exhibition of Irish manufactures 31 August 1882. Also with Great Northern Railways "Cheap Trip" poster for 2 September 1883. (2 items)

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1882: Great Northern Railways Co. excursion to Warrenpoint poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 108

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €0

  • Medium: letterpress, Tempest
  • Dimensions: 74 by 51cm., 29 by 20in.
  • Green railway advertising poster for excursions to Warrenpoint 30 July 1882. Also with London and North Western Railways advertising poster for Carlingford Lough excursion trips 28 July 1883, issued by North Wall Station Dublin. (2 items)

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1882: Great Northern Railways Co. excursion to Warrenpoint poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 109

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €100


1883: Great Northern Railways Co. Meath Hunt and Navan Races poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 110

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €0

  • Medium: letterpress, Alley & Co Dublin
  • Dimensions: 51 by 38cm., 20 by 15in.
  • Railway advertising poster for the Meath Hunt and Navan Races 17 April 1883. Also with Great Northern Railways "Cheap Trip" poster for 3 June 1883. (2 items)

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1883: Great Northern Railways Co. Baldoyle Races poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 111

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €110

  • Medium: letterpress, Alley & Co Dublin
  • Dimensions: 51 by 38cm., 20 by 15in.
  • Railway advertising poster for the Dublin Metropolitan Baldoyle Races 15 May 1883. Also with Great Northern Railways "Cheap Trip" poster for 21 June 1885. (2 items)

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1883: Sheriff Street Dublin "Good Stable Manure" advertisement poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 112

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €850

  • Medium: letterpress
  • Dimensions: 43 by 28cm., 17 by 11in.
  • Poster advertising twenty tons of stable manure to be auctioned by Mr. Thomas Dillon on behalf of the Great Northern Railway Company at Sheriff Street Dublin on the 10th of September 1883, "must be removed within a week"

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1884: Great Northern Railways Co. Meath Hunt and Navan Races poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 113

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €0

  • Medium: letterpress, Alley & Co Dublin
  • Dimensions: 51 by 38cm., 20 by 15in.
  • Railway advertising poster for the Meath Hunt and Navan Races 29 April 1884. Also with Great Northern Railways "Cheap Trip" poster for 4 June 1882. (2 items)

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1884: Great Northern Railways Co. Dublin Horse and Dog show poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 114

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €260

  • Medium: letterpress, Alley & Co Dublin
  • Dimensions: 51 by 38cm., 20 by 15in.
  • Railway advertising poster for the Dublin Horse and Dog Show 28 August 1884. Also with Great Northern Railways "Cheap Trip" poster for 2 August 1885. (2 items)

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1884: Great Northern Railways Co. Baldoyle Races poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 115

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €110

  • Medium: letterpress, Alley & Co Dublin
  • Dimensions: 51 by 38cm., 20 by 15in.
  • Railway advertising poster for Dublin Metropolitan Baldoyle Races 3 June 1884. Also with Great Northern Railways "Cheap Trip" poster for 29 June 1883. (2 items)

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1884: Great Northern Railways Co. opening of St. Mary's Church Drogheda poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 116

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €230

  • Medium: letterpress, John Hughes Drogheda
  • Dimensions: 57 by 44cm., 22.5 by 17.5in.
  • Railway advertising poster for the opening of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Drogheda 20 April 1884

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1884: Great Northern Railways Co. Cattle Show poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 117

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €160

  • Medium: letterpress, Alley & Co Dublin
  • Dimensions: 51 by 38cm., 20 by 15in.
  • Railway advertising poster for Dublin Cattle Show 18 April 1884. Also with Great Northern Railways "Cheap Trip" poster for 6 August 1882. (2 items)

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1885: Great Northern Railways Co. Baldoyle Races poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 118

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €140

  • Medium: letterpress, Alley & Co Dublin
  • Dimensions: 51 by 38cm., 20 by 15in.
  • Railway advertising poster for the Dublin Metropolitan Baldoyle Races 26 May 1885. Also with Great Northern Railways "Cheap Trip" poster for 5 August 1883. (2 items)

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1885: Great Northern Railways Co. Laytown and Bettystown Races poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 119

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €370

  • Medium: letterpress, Alley & Co Dublin
  • Dimensions: 51 by 38cm., 20 by 15in.
  • Railway advertising poster for the Laytown and Bettystown Races 7 September 1885. Also with Great Northern Railways "Cheap Trip" poster for 5 July 1885. (2 items)

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1883: Great Northern Railways Co. National Horse Show poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 120

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €110

  • Medium: letterpress, Alley & Co Dublin
  • Dimensions: 51 by 38cm., 20 by 15in.
  • Railway advertising poster for the National Horse Show Dublin 30 August 1883. Also with Great Northern Railways "Cheap Trip" poster for 20 July 1884. (2 items)

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1885: Great Northern Railways Co. Artisans' Exhibition poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 121

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €0

  • Medium: letterpress, Alley & Co Dublin
  • Dimensions: 51 by 38cm., 20 by 15in.
  • Railway advertising poster for the Artisans' Exhibition Dublin 15 August 1885. Also with Great Northern Railways "Cheap Trip" poster for 16 September 1883. (2 items)

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1885: Great Northern Railways Co. National Horse and Ram Show poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 122

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €110

  • Medium: letterpress, Alley & Co Dublin
  • Dimensions: 51 by 38cm., 20 by 15in.
  • Railway advertising poster for the National Horse and Ram Show Dublin 27 August 1885. Also with Great Northern Railways "Cheap Trip" poster for 15 June 1884. (2 items)

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1885: Great Northern Railways Co. A trip to the seaside poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 123

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €260

  • Medium: letterpress, Alley & Co Dublin
  • Dimensions: 51 by 38cm., 20 by 15in.
  • Railway advertising poster "A trip to the seaside" 15 August 1885. Also with Great Northern Railways "Cheap Trip" poster for 19 July 1885. (2 items)

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1885: Great Northern Railways Co. Irish Artisans' Exhibition poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 124

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €170

  • Medium: letterpress, Alley & Co Dublin
  • Dimensions: 51 by 38cm., 20 by 15in.
  • Railway advertising poster for the Irish Artisans' Exhibition 29 June 1885. Also with Great Northern Railways "Cheap Trip" poster for 19 August 1883. (2 items)

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1882-1885: Great Northern Railways Co. "Cheap Trips" poster collection  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 125

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €280

  • Medium: letterpress, Alley & Co Dublin
  • Dimensions: 51 by 38cm., 20 by 15in.
  • Railway advertising posters for "Cheap Trips" to Dublin. Dated 3 September 1882, 15 October 1882, 17 June 1883, 3 August 1884, 15 August 1884 (Green), 14 September 1884, 20 September 1885. (7 items)

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1882-1885: Great Northern Railways Co. "Cheap Trips" poster collection  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 126

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €200

  • Medium: letterpress, Alley & Co Dublin
  • Dimensions: 51 by 38cm., 20 by 15in.
  • Railway advertising posters for "Cheap Trips" to Dublin. Dated 17 September 1882, 22 July 1883, 29 June 1884, 24 August 1884, 4 October 1885. (5 items)

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1883: Illustrated London News January-June complete bound volume with much Irish historical interest  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 127

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €100

  • Medium: bound in one volume, calf gilt spine, 26 issues
  • Dimensions: 41 by 30cm., 16 by 12in.
  • Profusely illustrated, with a wealth of information from an interesting period in Irish history

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1880s: Edward VII visit to Ireland invitation and Home Rule, Daily Graphic supplement  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 128

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €0

  • Invitation to meet the Prince of Wales (Edward VII) at Dublin Castle on the 10th of April 1885, issued to Colonel Astley Terry, commanding officer of the 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps. An illustrated Daily Graphic supplement, "Home Rule, a century of Irish politics" covering Irish political history during the 19th Century. (2 items)

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Countess of Drogheda. The History of Moore. A rare private publication.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 129

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €500

  • Medium: original white cloth gilt, pp136 plus pedigree, 1906 printed by Ponsonby & Gibbs at The University Press, Dublin
  • Dimensions: 25 by 20cm., 10 by 8in.
  • SIGNED by Lady Drogheda with "kind regards". Bears a book plate inscribed "Royal Library Windsor". Possibly presented by the Countess to the library and subsequently deaccessioned as a duplicate. A rare detailed account of the Moore Family of Kent and subsequently Earls of Drogheda.

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c1900: Battle of the Boyne obelisk watercolour  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 130

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €300

  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 24 by 20cm., 9.5 by 8in.
  • An attractive watercolour of the memorial obelisk erected in memory of the Battle of the Boyne and later destroyed. With a letter on "Distillery, Drogheda, Co. Louth" headed paper affixed to the reverse with a transcription of the engraving which was recorded on the memorial. An interesting record of the monument

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1885-1967: Collection of historical works of Drogheda and district by Thomas Markey  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 131

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €4200

  • Medium: various sizes
  • A collection of historical sketches and drawings by Thomas Markey of the Drogheda area. Including the Boyne Obelisk (2), The Flax Mill Drogheda, The Cornwall Regiment arriving at Millmount Barracks, Bull Ring Drogheda, The Dominican Priory, The Dominican Church, The Boyne Viaduct (2) and a large drawing of Gibstown House, County Meath.

    Thomas Markey (1885-1967) a topographical and figure painter was born in Drogheda and was a carpenter for the Corporation of Drogheda. A self-taught artist he worked in oil and watercolour and also executed a set of drawings and engravings of historical buildings and scenes in the town, which these works form part of. (10 drawings)

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Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead, Ireland Journal - a Collection of 25 issues from 1899-1930, including 4 indices  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 132

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €360

  • Medium:  printed wrappers
  • Dimensions: 23 by 15cm., 9 by 6in.
  • Includes: Vol. 4. No. 2. 1899 & No.3 Part 1 & Part 6 1900; Vol. 5. No 1. Part 1 & No.2. Parts 1-2 1901-02 Vol. 5. No. 3. Parts 1-2 1903; Vol 6. No. 1. Parts 1 & 2. 1904, No.2. Part 3 & No. 3. Part 1 1905/06; Vol. 7. No. 3. Part 2. 1909; Vol. 8. Nos. 2, 3, 4 & 6. 1910/11/12; Vol. 9. Nos. 1, 2, 4 & 6 1913-16 & Vol. 12. No. 5. 1930. Plus the following indices: Index to Vol. 2. 1892-94; Index to Vol. 3. 1895-97; An Index of the Churchyards and Buildings from which Inscriptions on Tombs and Mural Slabs have appeared in the Journal from 1888-1908 (inclusive); Consolidated Index of Surnames and Place Names, Vols. 1-7 (1888-1909)

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Circa 1890 Transfer of Property under The Landed Estates Court coloured map of Smithfield, Dublin.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 133

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €110


1890 Irish National League of Great Britain Membership Card  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 134

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €0


1892-1990: British Prime Ministers' signature collection  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 135

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €680

  • An excellent collection of signatures including Neville Chamberlain, William Gladstone, Herbert Asquith, David Lloyd George, Edward Heath, Stanley Baldwin, Margaret Thatcher, Arthur Balfour and Anthony Eden. All attractively framed with respective portraits/photographs (7 items)

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1893: Queen Victoria warrant appointing Henry Moore as United States Consul to Canada  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 136

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €180

  • Medium: manuscript and typescript on vellum
  • Dimensions: 41 by 33cm., 16 by 13in.
  • Royal Warrant dated 3rd of March 1893, signed by Queen Victoria and British Prime Minister Archibald Primrose, Earl of Rosebery. Accepting the appointment of Henry Moore as the United States Consul to Canada. With accompanying US Department of State document confirming the appointment dated the 25th of January 1893. (2 items)

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Circa 1900 Bicycle catalogues and other ephemera  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 137

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €160

  • "Irish Miles Seem Shorter Than English Miles on Conway Cycles", also Lucania Cycles (John O'Neill) catalogues, Great Northern Railway May 1901 Timetable, some trade cards, drawings, cigarette packets etc. (19 items)

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1906-1927. Estate Papers of Dr. James Sterling, Physician & Surgeon, Castlecomer, Kilkenny.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 139

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €160

  • Medium: manuscript and typescript, mainly folio.
  • Lease agreements, legal correspondence, last wills & testaments, legal opinion, receipts and financial statements regarding the affairs of Dr. Sterling and those with whom he had these agreements including Patrick Power of Thomastown, John Power of Newmarket, Michael L. Cuddihy, also of Thomastown (a drawing of a plan of house in Thomastown is included). Properties involved include the Globe Hotel & a bakery in Castlecomer. (50 items approx.)

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1908 (22 March) Indenture appointing George E Minnis of Down as a justice of the peace  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 140

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €100

  • Indenture dated the 22nd of March 1908 appointing George E. Minnis Esquire of Main Street, Saintfield, Co. Down as a justice of the peace. An interesting document with a list of other JPs in Ireland

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1874-1922: Ernest Shackleton signature  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 141

Published Estimate: €150-250

Price Realised: €540

  • Dimensions: 9 by 8cm., 3.5 by 3in.
  • Signature of the Irish Antarctic explorer on card with a small magazine portrait of Shackleton neatly affixed above the signature. Afffixed to a single page from an autograph book with other signatures including explorer Harry de Windt

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ROLAND E.A. SHELLEY AT THE LAUNCH OF THE TITANIC, 31 MAY 1911
ROLAND E.A. SHELLEY AT THE LAUNCH OF THE TITANIC, 31 MAY 1911
1911 (31 May) Launch of the Titanic - Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples drawing of Roland Shelley of The White Star Line Staples RBS (1853-1943)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 142

Published Estimate: €250-350

Price Realised: €680

  • Signature: signed, inscribed and dated lower right; studio sale stamp on reserve
  • Medium: pencil on paper
  • Dimensions: 23 by 19cm., 9 by 7.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Studio sale, Phillips, 11 June 1991; Private collection
  • Robert Ponsonby Staples RBS (1853-1943), a distinguished Irish painter from Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, attended the launch in Belfast and sketched portraits of many of the participants, some of which featured in later oil paintings. Roland Shelley was a senior officer of the White Star Line and hosted a reception for the press after the launch.

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1912: Titanic shipping casualties official British report  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 143

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200

  • Medium: 74 pp, printed wrappers
  • Dimensions: 33 by 22cm., 13 by 8.5in.
  • Scarce first edition of the report of the formal investigation into the circumstance of the sinking of the Titanic. Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office and printed by J. Truscott and Son, 1912

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1870: Royal Dublin Fusiliers/Madras Fusiliers departure to England general orders  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 144

Published Estimate: €100-200

Price Realised: €300

  • Medium: leather bound, marbled endpapers, 10 pp
  • Dimensions: 34 by 22cm., 13.5 by 8.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:
  • Booklet of the general orders by the Government of India on the return to England in 1870 of the 102nd Royal Madras Fusiliers (later 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers). Bound in black leather and embossed with title and regimental crest on front cover

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1889: Royal Barracks Dublin Field report on sanitary conditions  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 145

Published Estimate: €350-400

Price Realised: €340

  • Medium: pp 16, 4 maps
  • Dimensions: 30 by 19cm., 12 by 7.5in.
  • Scarce report on sanitary conditions at the Royal Barracks Dublin by Rogers Field and published by Her Majesty's Government. With large folding coloured maps

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A ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIER, 1898
A ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIER, 1898
1898. Royal Dublin Fusilier in ceremonial dress uniform English school, 19th century 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 146

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €280


19th Century: Irish medal with crownless Maid of Erin  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 147

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €0

  • Medium: yellow metal
  • Dimensions: 6 by 6cm., 2.5 by 2.5in.
  • Unidentified Irish breast badge or medal. Made by Toye and Co of London, a well known manufacturer and supplier of masonic regalia.

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19th Century: Collection of bayonets  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 148

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €220

  • A collection of bayonets from various countries and eras including: British Short Land Pattern "Brown Bess" socket bayonet, British 1853 Pattern 3-Band Enfield Socket Bayonet, U.S. Civil War period 1862 Zouave bayonet with C and H marked on the crossguard, French 1886 model Lebel bayonet, Austrian 1895 Mannlicher pattern bayonet made by Waffenfabrik Neuhausen with scabbard. (5 items)

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1870-1902: The bicorne hat of Major General G. A. French first commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 149

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €3000

  • Medium: with bullion decoration and goose feathers
  • Provenance: Provenance:Acquired by the present owner from a member of the French family
  • Bicorne hat and feather plume both in tin fitted cases. Jappaned tin containing hat with brass name tag inscribed "Major General G. A. French C.M.G." and containing an envelope addressed to Major General Sir G. A. French, a newspaper clipping from the Irish Times dated the 3rd of May 1988 relating to Major General French and a note containing some biographical details.

    Major General Sir George Arthur French was born in Roscommon in 1841, the son of John French of Artane, County Dublin. After serving for a time with the Royal Irish Constabulary he entered the British Army being educated at the Royal Military Academies at Sandhurst and Woolwich before being commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1860. In 1862 he was posted to Canada where he served for four years at Kingston, Ontario as an adjutant. After the downsizing of the British Army presence in Canada, French was sent on loan to the Canadian Army where he worked as chief instructor for the school of gunnery at Kingston.

    In view of the need for a mounted police force in Canada, Prime Minister Sir John A. McDonald decided to establish the North West Mounted Police (later Royal Canadian Mounted Police). On the 3 of May 1873 the new organization came into being and in October of the same year McDonald extended an invitation to French to become the first commissioner of the force. Despite a new government giving French little support the N.W.M.P. under his command set out on their famous march in July 1874 into the west and the Rocky Mountains, a journey of over 400 miles. Their aim was to try and combat increasing lawlessness in the region, a formidable task given the vastness of the area but his new police force quickly established a reputation for honesty, justice and fair play. French's administrative and logistical skills are recognised as the main reason for the success of that march but his command of the force came to an abrupt end in 1876 when the tension between French and his political superiors resulted in his forced resignation. For his services in Canada he was awarded the Order of St. Michael and St. George. He returned to England for service with the Royal Artillery and in July 1881 was promoted to the rank of Major. In 1883 he was sent to Australia as commander of the Queensland Defence Force. Between that year and his retirement in 1902 he played a significant role in organising the defence forces of both Queensland and New South Wales and was appointed president of the Federal military committee by Sir John Forrest to draft a defence act for Australia. After his retirement he lived in London where he died on the 7 July 1921 and was buried in Brompton Cemetery.

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1855-1881: South Mayo Rifles officers mess food server cover  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 150

Published Estimate: €150-250

Price Realised: €300

  • Medium: silver plate
  • Dimensions: 23 by 36cm., 9 by 14in.
  • Food server cover engraved on two sides with the crest of the South Mayo Rifles. The regiment was raised in 1793 as the South Mayo Militia, and renamed as the South Mayo Rifles in 1855, until they became the 3rd Battalion of the Connaught Rangers in 1881.

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1880-1906 : Rare Army Veterinary Department officer's home service helmet  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 151

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €400

  • Medium: black cloth covered leather, brass and gilt
  • A fine and scarce example of an 1878 pattern officer's home service Army Veterinary Department helmet with fitted case made by H. Lehmann Military Outfitters, Aldershot. On the front of the helmet is a crowned star pattern helmet plate, the centre with silver "AVD" monogram on a black leather background. Brass name plate mounted on tin case inscribed "G. W. Tyson Esqre. A.V.D." The all Officer Army Veterinary Department was formed in 1880 and existed until March 1906 when it was amalgamated with the other ranks of the Army Veterinary Corps. A small and short lived unit making items of this type

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Connaught Rangers infantry officer's sword of Sergeant Major R. W. Hart DCM  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 152

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €950

  • 1897 pattern infantry officer's sword made by Wilkinson with attractive etched detail on the blade including Connaught Rangers crest and battle honours of the regiment. Numbered “34507” attributable to Richard Waddy Hart born circa 1856 in the Parish of Finvay, near Ballymoney, Co. Antrim. He enlisted in June 1879, served in India for over 11 years and was promoted to Colour-Sergeant in 1896. He saw service in South Africa, including the operations near Vaal Kranz in February 1900. He returned Home in January 1901, and for his services in South Africa he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, being discharged the following April.

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Connaught Rangers infantry officer's sword of Captain Reginald Valentine Burke  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 153

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €540

  • 1897 pattern infantry officer's sword made by Wilkinson with etched detail on the blade including family crest and motto of the Burke family. Numbered “42985” attributable to Reginald Valentine Burke, born Poona India on the 14th of February 1891, entered the Royal Military College Sandhurst February 1910 after which he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Connaught Rangers. He served with the regiment during the First World War while also being attached to the West African Field Force. He rose to the rank of Major by 1917 and was also awarded a bronze Royal Humane Society Medal

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