17 October 2015

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1920 (30 August) Curfew Cancellation Order, Belfast Pogroms  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 252

Reserve: €150

  • Dimensions: 20 x 15in. (50.80 x 38.10cm)
  • Issued by Major-General E. G. T. Bainbridge, Commander 1st Division, Competent Military Authority. Cancelling the curfew imposed on 30 August, 1920. Printer W. & G. Baird, Belfast.

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1920 (30 August) Curfew Order, Belfast Pograms  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 253

Reserve: €100

  • Issued by Major-General E. G. T. Bainbridge, Commander 1st Division, Competent Military Authority. Imposing a curfew due to the disturbances in the City... becoming hourly worse". Printer W. & G. Baird, Belfast."

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1921 (14 July) Letter from Assistant Minister for Local Government concerning a dance at Portrane Asylum.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 261

Reserve: €150


Document No. 2" poster: "Support the Treaty candidates""  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 266

Reserve: €200


1922. Civil War. 'The First Shot, Drogheda', oil painting by Thomas Markey (1885-1967).  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 267

Reserve: €800


Millmount, Drogheda, oil painting by Thomas Markey (1885-1967).  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 268

Reserve: €500


1922 (10 August) The Revolt, wrong militarily, politically and socially say Irregular Officers"."  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 269

Reserve: €200

  • Dimensions: 12½ x 10in. (31¾ x 25.40cm)
  • Single sheet. An open letter to Anti-Treaty forces from imprisoned officers of the irregular forces, addressed from Custume Barracks, Athlone, August 10th, 1922. Signed and introduced by H. Burke (Assistant Divisional Quarter -Master, 2nd Western Division), co-signed by Peter McHugh (O.C., No.2 Brigade, 2nd Western Division) and Comdt. Kearns, Craughwell. (Officers of the Irregular Forces).

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1922, Poblacht Na h-Eireann. Republic of Ireland newspaper and An tOglach  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 272

Reserve: €150

  • Saturday, November 25, 1922. Glasgow: Cumann Na Poblacht, 1922. Scottish Edition. Tabloid Format. Pp.8. Nicked, worn, stained & frayed. Scarce Scottish edition issued by Republicans in Glasgow in 1922. 8 issues of The Irish Army's An tOglach 10 March, 14 & 28 July, 11 August, 1 September, 6 & 20 October & 3 November 1923. (9)

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1923 (5 September) £1,000 Reward poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 276

Reserve: €200

  • Dimensions: 1½ x 20in. (3.81 x 50.80cm)
  • Issued by A. P. Magill, Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Northern Ireland. The reward is offered to persons supplying information leading to the conviction of the murderer(s) of John Shevlin on Old Park Road, Belfast.

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Charles Lindbergh autograph signature  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 288

Reserve: €500

  • Dimensions: 17½ x 13in. (44.45 x 33.02cm)
  • On a slip of paper, in black ink, signed Charles A. Lindbergh, American aviator, completed the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris in the Spirit of St. Louis". Attractively framed with a photograph of Lindbergh."

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1931 & 1944, Fianna Fail National Collection receipts.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 294

Reserve: €100


1930s A flag of the Army Comrades Association or 'Blueshirts'.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 296

Reserve: €1000

  • Dimensions: 28 x 46in. (71.12 x 116.84cm)
  • A cotton flag, the blue background with a red diagonal cross hand stitched to both sides. Extremely rare - the first we have found recorded at auction.

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1933 - 1945 Third Reich Germany,  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 297

Reserve: €250

  • Dimensions: 15½ x 26in. (39.37 x 66.04cm)
  • A draper's enamel sign declaring the shop to be licensed to sell official Nazi uniforms. The convex rectangular sign with white ground; black gothic text and eagle and swastika badge within a red border.

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1938 Germany, Reichswinterhilfe Lotterie poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 298

Reserve: €120


1939-1945 World War 2 Japanese Good Luck Flag"."  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 304

Reserve: €250


Joachim von Ribbentrop autograph signature.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 305

Reserve: €250

  • Dimensions: 14 x 28in. (35.56 x 71.12cm)
  • A British Army Soldier's Service and Pay Book signed to a blank page by SS-Obergruppenführer Ulrich Friedrich Wilhelm Joachim von Ribbentrop, Foreign Minister of Nazi Germany, 1938 - 1945. Following his capture in Hamburg by a member of the Belgian SAS he was handed over to Major Hartcliffe, Area Security Officer, who seconded an officer and NCO to guard his prisoner. One of these obtained Ribbentrop's signature and later obtained a letter of thanks from Major Hartcliffe. Framed together with a photograph of Ribbentrop in SS uniform.

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1939 -1946 Emergency National Service medals  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 307

Reserve: €250

  • A Civilian Red Cross medal, to T. J. O'Neill, boxed with compliment slip; together with two Local Security Force medals; a Local Defence Force medal; two Local Security Force medals, lacking suspension ring; and a gilt Local Defence Force medal lacking suspension ring. (7)

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1939-1946 Emergency National Service medal, 2nd Line.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 312

Reserve: €200


1939-1946 Emergency National Service Medals; Defence Forces and FCA Service Medals.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 318

Reserve: €100

  • Military Red Cross medal, Air Raid Precautions medal, without ribbon; Local Defence Force (FCA) Service medal; and Defence Forces service medal, without suspension bar or ribbon. (4)

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Post war military aviation  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 328

Reserve: €50


Elizabeth II Korea Medal 1950-1953 and United Nations Korea Medal 1950-1954 to 7th Royal Tank Regiment Royal Armoured Corps  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 336

Reserve: €300

  • UK medal inscribed to 19036786 Trooper R. H. Moore R.A.C., who served in C Squadron, 7th Royal Tank Regiment. The regiment served in Korea from November 1950 to October 1951 and endured heavy losses at the Battle of Happy Valley. Good very fine (2)

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Elizabeth II Korea Medal 1950-1953 and United Nations Korea Medal 1950-1954 to Royal Ulster Rifles/Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 338

Reserve: €400

  • UK medal inscribed to 6977476 Rifleman M. Burns., UN issue unnamed. Burns served in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in World War II and was a member of a reinforcement draft to the North Irish Brigade in Korea. Good very fine. (2)

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United Nations Medals and miniatures collection.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 339

Reserve: €600

  • United Nations medals featuring HQ, New York; UNPOGIP, UNIPOM, India & Pakistan, 1949 & 1955-56; UNTSO & UNOGIL, Israel, Egypt, Syria & Lebanon, 1958; UNTEA, Netherlands New Guinea, 1962; ONUC, Congo, 1963-1964; UNYOM, Yemen, 1963-1964; UNFICYP, Cyprus, 1964; UNFICYP, Cyprus, 1964 (alternate version); UNEF 2, Israel-Egypt ceasefire, 1973 (with miniature); UNDOF, Golon Heights, 1974 (with miniature); UNIFIL, Lebanon, 1978 (with miniature); ONUMOZ, Mozambique, 1992-94; UNIIMOG, Iran & Iraq, 1988 (with miniature); UNAVEM, Angola, 1979; UNTAG, Namibia, 1990; ONUCA, Central America, 1990; ONUSAL, El Salvador, 1991; UNIKOM, Iraq & Kuwait, 1991; ONUSOM, Somalia, 1992-1993 (2); UNAMIC, Laos & Cambodia, 1991-92; UNTAC, Cambodia, 1992-1993; UNMOT, Tajikistan, 1994; UNPROFOR, Yugoslavia, 1992; Minurso, W. Sahara, 1991; UNOMIL, Liberia, 1993-1997; UNMIH, Haiti, 1993-1996; UNAMIR, Rwanda, 1993-1996 (2); UNOMUR, Uganda & Rwanda, 1993; UNTAES, Eastern Slovenia, 1996-1998. (36)

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Mid 20th century, carved ceremonial paddle, Dani tribe, West Papua, Indonesia.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 340

Reserve: €150

  • Dimensions: 46½ x 5½in. (118.11 x 13.97cm)
  • Provenance: Presented in 1973 to the current owner by members of the Dani tribe following his participation in a United Nations mission to train members of the tribe in radio.
  • A short, carved-wood leaf-shaped paddle, the relief carved blade stained red-ochre and highlighted in black, a relief carved grip in the middle of the handle also highlighted in black.

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Stone adzes, Dani tribe, West Papua, Indonesia  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 341

Reserve: €200

  • Dimensions: 23 x 20in. (58.42 x 50.80cm)
  • Provenance: Presented in 1973 to the current owner by members of the Dani tribe following his participation in a United Nations mission to train members of the tribe in radio.
  • Two stone adze heads, mounted on forked branch handles and bound in place with rattan. (2) The larger

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Hunting Bow and arrows, Dani tribe, West Papua, Indonesia  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 342

Reserve: €150

  • Dimensions: 57in. (144.78cm)
  • Provenance: Presented in 1973 to the current owner by members of the Dani tribe following his participation in a United Nations mission to train members of the tribe in radio.
  • A hunting bow with split cane bowstring and a bunch of 33 flightless arrows the barbed hardwood heads tipped with rattan and bound to bamboo shafts with rattan. The bow

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An Irish Army 1961 pattern Service-Dress uniform  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 343

Reserve: €200

  • The dress uniform of a corporal in the 29th Infantry Battalion, comprising tunic, trousers, greatcoat, necktie and spare buttons. Manufacturer's label for McG Bros. inside tunic dated 1973 and size 8.

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Irish United Nations medal and miniature.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 348

Reserve: €60


Garda Siochana pair of medals and miniatures.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 349

Reserve: €120


Garda Siochana pair of medals struck in sterling silver.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 350

Reserve: €200


Garda Siochana group of four medals.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 351

Reserve: €250


FCA Seven and twelve years' service medals.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 354

Reserve: €80


1948 Fianna Fail Dublin, General Election ephemera  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 356

Reserve: €100

  • Dimensions: 30 x 20in. (76.20 x 50.80cm)
  • An election poster for the Three Fianna Fail candidates in the Dublin North West Constituency, a poster promoting a public meeting in the same constituency and a dummy ballot with Fianna Fail candidates listed and a portrait of de Valera, after Sean O'Sullivan. (4) Sizes up to

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1940s Fianna Fail, election material  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 357

Reserve: €150

  • Dimensions: 23 x 18in. (58.42 x 45.72cm)
  • A 12-page manifesto To the People of Ireland.... Walk with us towards A NEW IRELAND", on newsprint, printed by the Irish Press.; "The Transport Bill", a report of the speech by Sean Lemass, TD, Minister of Industry and Commerce, 9 May 1944.; Poster promoting a Fianna Fail Ceilidh & Dance at The Golf Hotel Rosslare Strand; and a portrait of de Valera after Sean O'Sullivan." (4) The poster"

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1940s Fianna Fail fundraising campaigns, ephemera.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 358

Reserve: €150


Ulster Unionist Council. Election Poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 359

Reserve: €150

  • Dimensions: 30 x 20in. (76.20 x 50.80cm)
  • Which is Your Road? Vote Unionist!" with image Lord Brookeborough, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (1943-63) standing beside a signpost to modern, industrial "United Kingdom" and "Eire Republic" with Eamonn de Valera seated on a stone wall with a cottage behind him. Printed by John Cleland & Son."

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Princess Grace of Monaco signed photograph.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 363

Reserve: €150


Alexey Leonov signed photograph  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 365

Reserve: €100

  • Dimensions: 20 x 13½in. (50.80 x 34.29cm)
  • A head and shoulders photograph of Leonov, Russian cosmonaut and Air Force Major General, in his space suit, minus helmet, signed in black felt tip pen. On 18 March 1965, he became the first human to conduct extra-vehicular activity, or walk in space, exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk.

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1967 (29 November) Sinead de Valera letter  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 368

Reserve: €80

  • On Aras an Uachtarain notepaper, thanking Mrs William Higgins for a dress she had made for Bean de Valera, with a photograph of Bean de Valera wearing the dress. Together with Taoiseach's Broadcast to the Nation" 17 May, 1945. (2)"

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Neil Armstrong autograph signature.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 369

Reserve: €500

  • Dimensions: 20¾ x 24in. (52.71 x 60.96cm)
  • A slip of paper signed in blue felt tip pen Neil Armstrong". Attractively framed with various photographs of the Apollo 11 mission."

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MacGiolla, Tomas. “Sinn Fein” Oraid an Uachtarain: Ard Fheis 1970.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 372

Reserve: €200

  • Dimensions: 13 x 8in. (33.02 x 20.32cm)
  • Five typewritten loose foolscap sheets with stapled corners. Rubber stamped 'Jan 26 1971'. Text in Irish and English of the speech given by the Sinn Fein President Thomas Mac Giolla at the Party conference in Dublin January, 1970. On that occasion Sinn Fein experienced a significant split when the decision of abandoning the armed fight of the IRA in favour of a socialist revolution, met the opposition from the armed wing of the party. The opponents became known as 'Provisional Sinn Fein' whereas the remaining part renamed itself 'Official Sinn Fein'.

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Royal Army Ordnance Corps pennant.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 374

Reserve: €80

  • A navy rectangular pennant with narrow diagonal red stripes, centred by the crest of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps and ribbons above, RAOC" and below, "Regional Depot Hereford, 1971 - 1974". Framed."

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1970s - 1980s Garda riot gear  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 376

Reserve: €200

  • A Garda riot helmet, with padded neck protector, perspex visor and detachable peak; together with a perspex Garda riot shield. Of a type used against Hunger Strike protestors at the British Embassy riots in Ballsbridge in 1981. (2)

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1996 (6 January) Letter from General John de Chastelain to Gusty Spence.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 378

Reserve: €100

  • The one-page letter thanking Gusty for his Christmas card and kind wishes for the holiday season and wishing him and the PUP success in maintaining peace in Northern Ireland. Signed in blue ink.

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2001 (22 May) Bill Clinton autograph signature  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 379

Reserve: €150

  • Dimensions: 14½ x 18½in. (36.83 x 46.99cm)
  • A menu for a gala dinner in honour of the former president held in Dublin Castle, 22 May 2001 in aid of the Northern Ireland Fund for Reconciliation. Signed Bill Clinton" to the cover in blue ink with a dedication to Pat Egan. Framed."

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Fleming, Ian. You Only Live Twice  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 392

Reserve: €250


Galsworthy, John. Flowering Wilderness.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 395

Reserve: €150

  • William Heinemann Ltd., London, 1932. 280p., original quarter-vellum with stiff green boards. Printed at the Windmill Press, Kingswood, Surrey. This Edition numbered and signed by the author, is limited to 400 copies for sale in Great Britain and Ireland, No. 129 (signed) John Galsworthy.

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Hancock, John. A Friendly Expostulation Addressed To The People Called Quakers.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 398

Reserve: €150

  • Dimensions: 8½ x 5¼in. (21.59 x 13.34cm)
  • Belfast, printed by J. Smyth at the Public Printing Office, 1802. Written at Lisburn, later reprinted in London. Pp55, disbound. Rare. Also with this lot a letter circa 1854 from Obadiah Hook at Leeds to his sister - I am glad thee are sending thy goods to the Crimea but I think the Friends will consider thee inconsistent in thy conduct". (2)"

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MacDonald, Robert. Personal narrative of military travel and adventure in Turkey and Persia....  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 403

Reserve: €300

  • ....comprising a brief sketch of the chequered life of the author. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1859. First edition, pages xvi, 303, crown 8vo, original blue cloth. A remarkably scarce narrative by a sergeant in the Rifle Brigade, First Battalion, one of a specially selected party of nine sergeants which embarked for Persia in 1836. ALSO WITH THIS LOT: (1) MERRILL ( Selah ). East of the Jordan : a record of travel and observation in the countries of Moab, Gilead, and Bashan. With an introduction by Profesor Roswell D. Hitchcock. Richard Bentley & Son, 1881. FIRST UK EDN, with folding map and 70 full-page and other illustrs, pp xv, 549, (2, ads), 8vo, original cloth, gilt : binding strong though with some wear, internally bright & fresh. A record of work with the American Palestine Exploration Society 1874-77 by this leading biblical archaeologist.(2) BARTLETT ( William H. ). Jerusalem Revisited. Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co.,1855. FIRST EDITION, with additional engraved vignette title-page, a folding panoramic view of Jerusalem, 20 engraved plates and some text illustrations, pages viii, (3), 202, (18, adverts), royal 8vo, original brown cloth, gilt, top edges gilt, by Westleys, with their ticket. (3) PULSZKY ( Ferencz Aurel ). The Tricolour on the Atlas ; or, Algeria and the French Conquest. From the German of Dr Wagner and other sources, by Francis Pulszky, Esq. T. Nelson and Sons, Nelson's Modern Library series,1854. FIRST EDITION, with 4 double-page tinted litho plates of views, pages vi, (9) - 402, complete thus, 8vo, original orange cloth, gilt, edges gilt : a very good to nice copy. Pulszky (1814--97), Hungarian politician and author, participated in Garibaldi's expedition to Aspromonte. (4)

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William Somerset Maugham autograph signature  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 October 2015 / 405

Reserve: €150


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