Whyte’s - a long history of selling history.
Whyte’s have held auctions of historical manuscripts and artefacts for over 40 years and are the established niche auctioneer of these collectibles in Ireland.
Whyte’s expertise in the academic sorting, cataloguing and indexing of the fascinating material consigned to their sales sets Whyte’s apart as the leader in this field.
Whyte’s have handled many important, and sometimes sensitive, archives and collections. Dating back to the 12th century or as recently as the late 20th century Whyte’s have managed the sale, both at auction and by private treaty, many of the most important documents and artefacts ever known.
Whyte’s also provide valuations of archives and collections which are donated to museums, libraries and other institutions. Whyte’s are approved valuers by revenue authorities in the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America for appraisals in connection with taxation relief.
The History Boys
Ian Whyte has been handling the sale of collectibles since the mid 1960s and became a licensed auctioneer in 1975. He has in the last four decades handled specialised sales of a great variety of collectibles including antiquarian books, autographs, banknotes, cigarette cards, coins, ephemera, medals, manuscripts, maps, militaria, photographs, pop and rock memorabilia, posters, postage stamps and postal history, postcards, toys, to mention but a few! He has made many appearances on television and radio and in both national and overseas newspapers.
Stuart Purcell BA is Head of Collectibles at Whyte’s. He has over 15 years experience in the business, having previously worked in Adams Saleroom in Dublin, Thomas Adam in Blackrock and lately as a dircetor of Orr & Company, Delgany. He has extensive knowledge of antiques and collectibles and acts as a valuer and advisor to several major corporate clients and loss adjusters as well as collectors. Stuart presents “Cash or Trash” on TV3 in which he appraises collectibles submitted by viewers.