16 April 2011

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1911 (23 April) T. P. O'Connor MP handwritten and signed letter  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 198

Reserve: €150

  • Medium: manuscript
  • Dimensions: 18 by 11cm., 7 by 4.5in.
  • letter dated 23 April 1911 on Oakley Lodge, Upper Cheyne Row, Chelsea headed paper to a Mrs. Ashworth enclosing a signature. Also with a photo of T. P. O'Connor taken from a newspaper and a photograph of his house. O'Connor an Irish nationalist politican and journalist served for almost 50 years in the House of Commons. (3 items)

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1912: Home Rule Prime Minister's meeting invitation and ticket  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 200

Reserve: €100

  • Dimensions: 17 by 11cm., 6.5 by 4.5in.
  • Ticket and invitation to the John Redmond and Herbert Asquith discussion of Home Rule in the Theatre Royal, Dublin on the 19 July 1912. Issued to Francis Joseph Little a well known Dublin solicitor, supporter of Home Rule and a playwright whose works appeared in the Abbey Theatre.

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Circa 1912. Spex cartoon. Mrs John Bull hands over the keys to an Irish colleen and her children  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 209

Reserve: €150


Circa 1912 Spex cartoon. Asquith serving vegetarian meal to John Bull.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 210

Reserve: €150


Circa 1912 Spex cartoon. Irish colleen invites "NE Ulster" child in a tantrum into "Home Rule Lodge"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 213

Reserve: €200


Circa 1912. Spex cartoons on Home Rule - a collection of original drawings  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 215

Reserve: €500

  • Medium: pen and ink, signed, various sizes, unframed
  • Collection includes Carson beating "BOYNE WATER" drum, Anti-Home Rule pirates, Britain and Ireland lovers with Redmond and Churchill as cupids, Asquith and Redmond being attacked by Carson and Anti Home Rulers, women representing the four Irish provinces holding hands over headstone of "EVIL PAST". (5 items)

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Circa 1911 Spex cartoon. New Year 1912 showing Old Father Time leaving with Baby New Year contemplating Home Rule.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 216

Reserve: €200

  • Medium: pen and ink, framed
  • Shows Old Father Time leaving with Baby New Year contemplating Home Rule In the background is the old Irish Parliament House (Bank of Ireland, College Green) Old Father Time leaves with Bills stuffed under his arms and his footsteps inscribed "Unemployment", "Over Taxation", "Emigration" and "Strikes". In a hundred years not much has changed!

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Circa 1908-12. Original Spex cartoons including Suffragette movement, anti-Tory riots, etc.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 217

Reserve: €200


Circa 1910. Spex cartoon. Meteorological Office, with Prime Minister seeking forecast.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 219

Reserve: €100


Circa 1906 Spex cartoon. Morte d'Arthur. The Death of Toryism.and "Pax Vobiscum"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 220

Reserve: €150

  • Medium: pen and ink, signed lower left, unframed
  • Dimensions: 30 by 50cm., 12 by 19.5in.
  • Henry-Campbell Bannerman seeing off Arthur Balfour on his funeral boat, mourned by Irish, "Scotish" and English "Toryism" and Edward Carson as the boat's prow. The second shows "Little Johnny Bull" grabbing a map of Egypt from a globe with various other nationalities fighting over territories. (2 items)

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Circa 1890. Cartoon by "S.H.Y." Destitute woman hides with children in house while crowd outside listen to a politician.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 221

Reserve: €150


Cartoon by "S.H.Y." "Whiteboy Act"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 222

Reserve: €150

  • Medium: pen and ink, signed lower right, framed
  • Dimensions: 20 by 22cm., 8 by 8.5in.
  • Shows battered Justice with club inscribed "SEVEN YEARS",over citizen building a wall while others fighting are ignored.

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1915: Letters from John O'Connor MP relating to a cargo of rifles for John Redmond  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 228

Reserve: €200

  • Medium: manuscript
  • Dimensions: 19 by 14cm., 7.5 by 5.5in.
  • Two letters on House of Commons Library headed paper, hand written and signed by John O'Connor, Irish Parliamentary Party MP for North Kildare, sent to Henry Givens Burgess, a member of the Dublin Port and Docks Board and later an Irish Free State Senator. The first dated the 20 May 1915 and stating that O'Connor will send Burgess' account for the cargo of rifles to Mr. Redmond and urge him to pay at once. The second dated the 26 May 1915 stating that O'Connor had been unable to get payment from the treasury after being "laughed out of court".

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1916 Rising: Patrick Pearse's last letter to his mother, contemporary typed copy  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 234

Reserve: €200

  • Medium: single sheet, typescript
  • Dimensions: 28 by 19cm., 11 by 7.5in.
  • A single typed page, similar to those used in official British record of Patrick Pearse's last letter sent from Kilmainham Prison 3 May 1916. Also with a letterpress handbill of the "last and inspiring address of Thomas MacDonagh, a magazine photograph of Arthur Griffith and Eamon De Valera leaving the Mansion House Dublin after an anti-conscription conference and a commemorative souvenir photograph of Roger Casement. All framed. (4 items)

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1912: Sir Roger Casement British Parliment correspondence relating to the treatment of native Indians in Peru  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 238

Reserve: €400

  • Medium: pp 165
  • Dimensions: 30 by 20cm., 12 by 8in.
  • Correspondence respecting the treatment of British colonial subjects and native Indians employed in the collection of rubber in the Putumayo District. London. 1912 published for presentation to both Houses of Parliament. In July 1910 Casement was instructed to travel to Peru and investigate the activities of the Peruvian Amazon Company in the Putumayo Region. Casement spent from August to November 1910 in the region and the above correspondence submitted on his return to London in January 1911 was unprecedented in its horrific descriptions of murder, torture and rape by employees of the Peruvian Amazon Company against the natives who had been enslaved and forced to collect and transport rubber along the banks of the Putumayo River. When Casement's correspondence to Gray was eventually published in 1912 it created a sensation

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1916 Rising: W. B. Yeats handwritten and signed quotation relating to the rebellion  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 240

Reserve: €2500

  • Medium: Single page manuscript
  • Dimensions: 18 by 11cm., 7 by 4.5in.
  • An important signed quotation dated 27 April 1916 on 18 Woburn Buildings headed paper, where Yeats lived from 1896 to 1917, stating "only the wasteful virtues earn the sun". Taken from his 1914 poem "Introductory Rhymes" and written three days into the rebellion this quotation shows an interesting insight into Yeats' early opinions on the 1916 Rising. In its original context the quote related to economic waste but in this case it shows a change of meaning, in the sense that only through waste can something far more important be gained, alluding to what historians would later describe as the blood sacrifice element of the rebellion. Yeats showed true foresight on different occasions as to what the legacy of the rebellion would be, however his opinions and feelings dramatically changed after the execution of the rebel leaders. His poem Easter 1916 written a few months after the events of Easter week bears testament to that and overshadows any of the opinions, such as the one written on this document, that Yeats may have had during the course of the rebellion itself.

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1916 Rising Service Medal and 1966 50th Anniversary of the Rising Medal, officially named to Cumann na mBan member Mairead McElroy  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 241

Reserve: €5000

  • Medium: by descent to present owner
  • Mairéad (Margaret) McElroy was born in Tyrone in 1886, the daughter of James and Margaret McElroy. The family moved to St. Mel’s Terrace Drumcondra and later to Richmond Road where her father and brothers worked in the carpentry trade. She took part in the 1916 Rebellion as a member of Cumann na mBan. She was elected treasurer of Sinn Féin in 1945 and was one of the plaintiffs during the case which Sinn Féin took against the Attorney General relating to the ownership of the funds of the party during the 1940s. There is a quantity of correspondence and material relating to Mairéad McElroy held by the National Archives, relating to the court case and also raids by the Irish Free State Army in 1923.

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1916-1922: 1916 Rising Service Medal and 1919-21 War of Independence Medal with Comrac bar  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 241.2

Reserve: €3000

  • Both with ribbons, clasps and boxes of issue. Recipient unknown. With a framed reproduction photograph of a Cumann na mBan member, suggesting that the medals may have been issued to her, but regrettably her details have been mislaid by the present owner

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1916 Rising: Large framed portrait of executed leader Con Colbert  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 263

Reserve: €300


1916: Limited edition James Connolly bust  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 264

Reserve: €500

  • Medium: painted resin
  • Dimensions: 23 by 15cm., 9 by 6in.
  • 2008 limited edition bust of James Connolly by Belfast artist Anto Brennan, with certificate of authenticity confirming this artwork as number 3 of 50

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1917: Aftermath of Easter Week - Anthology of verse on the rising compiled by Piaras Beaslai 1917 1917 - Aftermath of Easter Week: Anthology of verse on the Rising compiled by Piaras Beaslai 191  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 267

Reserve: €150


1917 Convention. Plans of ground floor rooms at Trinity College, seating plan for the Convention, and a notice from TCD regarding rooms and offices allocated.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 268

Reserve: €500

  • Medium: litho. monochrome,
  • Dimensions: 41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.
  • Plan of Ground Floor Rooms, Convention Seating Plan and Notice concerning allocation of rooms to the Convention. (3 items). Very rare. The Irish Convention was an assembly held in Dublin July 1917 to March 1918 to address self determination for Ireland and come to an understanding on recommendations as to the best manner and means this goal could be achieved. It was called by the Prime Minister Lloyd George in June 1917 and was composed of representatives of political parties – excluding Sinn Féin who boycotted it - and other interests including commerce and education. The Convention was chaired by Sir Horace Plunkett and the Secretary was Erskine Childers. Although some progress was made, with even Carson and the Unionists prepared to accept an Irish Parliament within the UK and under strict protection clauses for Unionists, the Convention did not succeed in achieving a consensus, and with the absence of Sinn Féin it really was never likely to succeed in achieving public support for its conclusion anyway

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1917: The Factionist - The Smallest Paper in the World  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 269

Reserve: €150


1917: Thomas Ashe in memoriam card  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 271

Reserve: €200


1919: Sean T O'Ceallaigh's copy of "Report On Conditions In Ireland"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 276

Reserve: €100

  • Medium: letterpress, printed wrappers, 22 pp
  • Dimensions: 24 by 15cm., 9.5 by 6in.
  • A scarce copy of "The report on conditions in Ireland with a demand for investigation by the peace conference", published by the American Commission on Irish Independence, on the 3 June 1919. With hand written ink notation "For Ed, I got this from Seán T O'Ceallaigh, Paris"

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1919 (25 July) Dublin Castle letter with orders to arrest MP's, Kevin O'Higgins, Ernest Blythe, Seamus Burke and Padraic O Maille  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 277

Reserve: €500

  • Medium: manuscript
  • Dimensions: 32 by 18cm., 12.5 by 7in.
  • An interesting and rare document from the Royal Irish Constabulary office at Dublin Castle giving details and descriptions of Patrick O'Malley MP wanted for murder, J. A. Burke MP to be arrested under charges arising from a meeting held in May 1919 and to be conveyed to Cork Prison, Kevin Higgins (sic) MP and Ernest Blythe MP to be arrested for using seditious language.

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1914-1935. Small archive of cuttings and publications relating to Limerick bacon trade, strikes, communists, IRA etc.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 281

Reserve: €200

  • Publications include a proof copy of Minutes of Evidence of The Departmental Committee on The Irish Pig Breeding Industry (pp23 letterpress) The Irish Large White Pig Breeders Association Annual 1923, (pp36, illustrated), Social Credit in Summary (pp4) with a stamp of FINANCIAL FREEDOM FEDERATION DUBLIN, and The Irish Workers Voice, 22 June 1935, Weekly organ of The Communist Party of Ireland, inscribed "Mr A O Mara" (Alphonsus O'Mara, former mayor of Limerick and a prominent bacon factory owner). Cuttings refer to strikes and, in 1935, the dismissal of a teacher in Waterford for being a member of the IRA. Interesting lot. (14 items)

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1919-21 War of Independence Service Medal with Comrac bar, 1971 50th Anniversary of the Truce Medal and 1959 Fianna Eireann Jubilee Medal to Myles McGrane  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 286

Reserve: €2500

  • Medals awarded to a member of the nationalist youth group Fianna Éireann. 1971 Anniversary Medal privately engraved "Myles McGrane" all in boxes of issue, with two with Presidental issuing slips and medal ribbons for the 1971 medal. Myles McGrane was born in Dublin in 1904 and lived at 14 Lower Jane Place, Dublin, in later life he resided at Clonliffe Gardens, Drumcondra. (3 items)

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1920-1921: Auxiliary Division uniform including tunic, cap, bandolier and Webley revolver.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 291

Reserve: €5000

  • Auxiliary Division of the Royal Irish Constabulary uniform including balmoral beret made by R. A. Knight dated June 1916 complete with cap badge on square khaki backing, other ranks British WW1 period tunic with general service buttons and collar badges, black trousers, leather gaiters, black leather sam browne belt complete with handcuff case and revolver holster, black leather bandolier and Mark IV Webley service revolver, serial number “125001”. The Auxiliary Division Royal Irish Constabulary (ADRIC) was founded in July 1920 and by November 1921 the division was 1,900 strong. The Auxiliaries were part of the RIC, but operated more or less independently of the police force in a number of rural areas. Divided into companies, each about one hundred strong, they were heavily armed and highly mobile in an attempt to combat the IRA flying columns. They operated in ten counties, mostly in the south and west, where IRA activity was greatest. The uniforms that they wore, such as this example, were usually a mix between RIC uniforms or old army uniforms with appropriate police badges, along with the distinctive Tam-o-shanter or balmoral caps. The cap accompanying this uniform bears a badge similar to that used by K Company of the Auxiliaries based in Moore’s Hotel, Cork City (as illustrated on page 278 of Tudor’s Toughs by Ernest McCall) (8 items)

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Circa 1922 Irish Free State Army officer's sword issued to Major General Dan Hogan, former officer commanding 2 Brigade, Monaghan IRA in the War of Independence  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 292

Reserve: €3000

  • The Irish Free State Army officers’ sword of Major General Daniel Hogan officer commanding the 5th Northern Division IRA during the War of Independence, Chief of Staff of the army from 1927-1929 and brother of Michael Hogan, captain of the Tipperary football team, shot dead on Bloody Sunday. Dan Hogan was born in 1895 in Grangemockler north of Clonmel Co. Tipperary into a well respected and nationalist farming family. He moved to Monaghan in 1918 when he secured employment there as a clerk for the Great Northern Railway Company, based in Clones. It was while here that he first crossed paths with Eoin O Duffy and the two became friendly with Hogan joining the GAA and later the Irish Volunteers. During the War of Independence he quickly rose in the ranks to become second in command to Eoin O’Duffy in the Monaghan area. He also continued his involvement with the GAA, played senior football for Monaghan and was arrested, along with O’Duffy, before a game between Cavan and Armagh after refusing to apply for permits from the British authorities to hold the match. In November 1920 his brother Michael Hogan also a member of the Irish Volunteers and captain of the Tipperary Football team was shot dead at Croke Park on Bloody Sunday. After his release from prison Dan Hogan continued to play an active role in the border areas and by the time of the truce was in command of the 5th Northern Division of the IRA. During the handover of power Dublin Castle he attended the blessing of the tricolour and had the honour of being the first to raise the flag officially at the ceremony, attended by Michael Collins. He supported the treaty and joined the Free State Army at the beginning of the Civil War rising to the rank of Major General of the Eastern Command. It was during this period that he came to public attention after the general manager of the Great Northern Railway Company, John Bagwell, was kidnapped by anti-treaty forces, on hearing of the kidnapping Hogan issued a proclamation to the effect that if he was not safely released, reprisals would be taken against anti-treaty prisoners in custody. Within less than 24 hours of the proclamation Bagwell was released. He continued serving with the army after the end of the Civil War and in 1927 succeeded General Peader McMahon as Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces He resigned from this post in 1929 after a dispute with the then Minister of Defence, Desmond Fitzgerald. Shortly after leaving the army he emigrated to New York, on board the liner “George Washington” and it is more than likely that it was at this time that he gifted the sword to Eoin O’Duffy, as the two remained good friends and O’Duffy travelled to the port with him to see him off to America.

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1922: British Army, RIC or Irish Free State Army bandolier  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 294

Reserve: €100


1922: Dundee Company IRA teapot presented to Commandant H. P. Coyle  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 295

Reserve: €250

  • Medium: silver plate
  • Dimensions: 20 by 19cm., 8 by 7.5in.
  • An interesting teapot engraved "Presented to Commandant H. P. Coyle I.R.A. on the occasion of his marriage from Captn Sean O'Doherty, the officers & men of the Dundee Coy. I.R.A. 26th June 1922"

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1920-1931: Royal Irish/Ulster Constabulary Rathfriland County Down district crime and offence register  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 301

Reserve: €300

  • Dimensions: 41 by 25cm., 16 by 10in.
  • With many interesting War of Independence entries for riot, unlawful assembly and arms raids. Condition affected by numerous affixed newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs etc.added in in later years, some quite recent.

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1921 (May-June) Manuscript notes by Hugh Kennedy KC regarding the arrest by the Black and Tans and his court martial in Limerick  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 306

Reserve: €150

  • Medium: manuscript, pp4
  • Dimensions: 23 by 18cm., 9 by 7in.
  • Hugh Kennedy was later Attorney General to the Provisional Government of Ireland and Chief Justice of the Irish Free State. The notes are relating to a claim against the Crown on behalf of the arrested man, who was seized by the Tans while cycling between Quin and Ennis. Interesting argument of Common Law versus the Martial Law imposed in the area. The identity of the Plaintiff is not known.

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1921-1922. An Gaodhal - The Gael periodical.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 308

Reserve: €150

  • Medium: printed wrappers, pp24 to pp28 mainly.
  • Dimensions: 36 by 27cm., 14 by 10.5in.
  • Issued by the Gael Co-operative Printing, Publishing and Trading Society. 23 issues 1921-22. Contents include GAA, local & national Irish History, Irish language, culture & Celtic revival. Rare.

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1922: Collection of Austin Stack signed Civil War letters  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 310

Reserve: €500

  • Medium: manuscript
  • Collection of signed letters from Austin Stack including a letter from the anti treaty, Republican Government Finance Department, to the Assistant Adjutant General, dated the 5th of December 1922, the day before the Irish Free State was established under the terms of the Anglo Irish Treaty relating to funds, Cumann Na mBan and Fianna Éireann. Other letters relating to funds and draft forms for printing drafted by Austin Stack. (7 items)

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1922 (14 July - 7 October) Sgeal Chatha Luimnighne (Limerick War News). Vol. 1 No. 1 to Vol. III No. 16, a very rare complete run of this Civil war paper , including the Michael Collins issue.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 313

Reserve: €2000

  • Medium: letterpress, pp1 to pp4 each, bound together in boards
  • Dimensions: 25 by 19cm., 10 by 7.5in.
  • Issued by Pro Government forces in Limerick. The first issue, published from the County Courthouse in Limerick is a single sheet printed one side, the following 9 issues are single sheet printed both sides and four pages thereafter. Vol. II No. 1, announcing the death of President Arthur Griffith, is a larger size - 11 by 8.5 inches - and succeeding issues are larger again - 14.5 by 10 inches.

    Content covers the occupation of buildings - including the New Barracks - in Limerick by the anti-Treaty forces, "The Irregulars" and the fighting in the city and county as well as national events. From Vol. II No. 5 the paper changes its name to Sgéala Catha (South Western Command War News). There is extensive coverage of the death of Michael Collins and his funeral, including some photographs.

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1922 (14 July - 7 October) Sgeal Chatha Luimnighne (Limerick War News). Vol. 1 No. 1 to 3, the rare first issues of this Civil war paper  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 314

Reserve: €200

  • Medium: letterpress, pp1 to pp4 each, bound together in boards
  • Dimensions: 25 by 19cm., 10 by 7.5in.
  • Issued by Pro Government forces in Limerick. The first issue, published from the County Courthouse in Limerick is a single sheet printed one side, the following two issues are single sheet printed both sides. Includes the death of Frank Teeling, hero of Mount Street in the 1916 Rising, killed in Limerick by the "Irregulars". (3 items)

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1922 (14 July - 7 October) Sgeal Chatha Luimnighne (Limerick War News). Vol. 1 No. 1 to 36, the rare first three issues of this Civil war paper  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 315

Reserve: €200

  • Medium: letterpress, pp1 to pp4 each, bound together in boards
  • Dimensions: 25 by 19cm., 10 by 7.5in.
  • Issued by Pro Government forces in Limerick. The first issue, published from the County Courthouse in Limerick is a single sheet printed one side, the following two issues are single sheet printed both sides. Includes the death of Frank Teeling, hero of

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1922-1928: Dominion Home Rule In Practice and other books used by Attorney General Hugh Kennedy  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 325

Reserve: €200

  • Provenance: Provenance:Hugh Kennedy, Legal Advisor to Dail Eireann and Attorney General to the Provisional Government
  • Dominion Home Rule In Practice, London 1924, 63 pp with signature of Hugh Kennedy on inside cover. Die Verfassung Des Irischen Freistaats, Tubingen 1928, 341 pp with signature and note from author to Hugh Kennedy on inside cover. La Vie Judiciaire en Russie Sovietique, Paris 1927, 45 pp with signature and note in French from author to Hugh Kennedy. (3 items)

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1898-1932: Various correspondence and publications including Poblacht na h-Eireann War News  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 328

Reserve: €100

  • Issue 36, 11/08/1922, of the Irish Republic War News, with one corner missing. Also 1938 Kilmainham Jail, Seán Heuston visitors souvenir booklet for the 20th of March 1938. 19th Century Irish Civil Service correspondence, World War One Irish department of recruiting correspondence etc.

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1924 (11 June) Letter from Colonel Fritz Brase, head of the Irish Army School of Music and Nazi Party organiser in Ireland, and other letters to Chief Justice Kennedy.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 333

Reserve: €150

  • The letter congratulates Hugh Kennedy on his appointment and mentions Brase's conducting the Army band at his inauguration. Brase was a distinguished Prussian Army musician who was appointed by General Richard Mulcahy to establish the Irish Army School of Music. He was an active member of the Nazi Party and recruited for the party during his long stay in Ireland, where he died in 1941. The other letters are from Senator Martin Fitzgerald, a wine merchant in Abbey Street, who mentions John F Smyth (Monaghan County Registrar) and Judge Charles Doyle, and Agnes O'Farrelly, Irish scholar, who hopes that under Kennedy "the spirit of the Brehon Laws will infuse the life of Ireland again".

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1926-32 Fianna Fail pamphlets and booklets, by Frank Gallagher and others  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 343

Reserve: €100

  • Includes the Free State Government's Secret Financial Agreement With Britain, King and Constitution, BY What Authority, also Diarmuid Ó Cruadhlaoich The Oath of Allegiance (1925). Scarce range (4 items)

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1938: Annette Cambreth Kane handwritten and signed letter from Aras an Uachtarain  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 350

Reserve: €100

  • Medium: single page manuscript
  • Dimensions: 18 by 11cm., 7 by 4.5in.
  • A scarce letter written by Mrs Annette Cambreth Kane, sister of Douglas Hyde, who acted as official hostess at Aras an Uachtaráin during his presidency. Written the day after his inauguration as the first President of Ireland, to a friend in Roscommon, she describes her brother's appointment as a great surprise, but that he saw it as a matter of duty to accept the position and it seems to have joined all classes and creeds together. With envelope

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1939-1946: Extremely scarce Emergency Service Medal - An tSeirbhís Séiplíneachta  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 358

Reserve: €15000

  • With one additional service bar, box of issue and presidential issuing slip. The Emergency Service Medal was instituted on the 6th of October 1944 while production and the issuing of the medals began in 1947. All medals have a common obverse but have different reverses depending on which part of the military or naval service the recipient served in. By far the rarest of these is the Chaplaincy Service medal and while an exact number of those issued is impossible to determine due to the absence of medal rolls it is estimated to be somewhere in the region of just 50. In this case the medal was awarded to one of the small numbers of chaplains who served either in uniform with the military or officiated for them at services for a period not less than 365 days, while the additional award bar indicates an additional two years service. A scarce opportunity to acquire one of the rarest of Irish military medals. Also with blank Emergency Service Certificate for a member of the Chaplaincy Service.

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1939-1946: Emergency Service Medal - Fórsa na nÓglac (2ú Líne) 1939-46 Emergency Service Medal - Forsa na n- 1939-46 Emergency Service Medal - Forsa na n- 1939-46 Emergency Service Medal - Forsa n  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 359

Reserve: €150


1939-1946: Emergency Service Medal - Fórsa na nóglac (2ú Líne)  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 360

Reserve: €150


1939-1946: Emergency Service Medal - 26ú Cathlán  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 362

Reserve: €200


1939-1946: Emergency Service Medal - An Slua Muirí  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 363

Reserve: €150


1945: FCA engineering officers' commission certificate  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 16 April 2011 / 366

Reserve: €80

  • Medium: typescript and manuscript on velum
  • Dimensions: 33 by 23cm., 13 by 9in.
  • A Local Defence Forces (FCA) commission certificate appointing Micheal O hAiseadha as a regional engineering officer, dated 10 November 1945. Loosely contained in contemporary frame

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