SIGNATURE SALE - THE COLLECTOR: A MEMORABILIA AUCTION

Auction Details
14 November 2023 at 7.30pm This auction will take place online on November 14th, 2023 Viewing Dublin: Wednesday 1st, Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th from 10am to 5.30pm and Sunday 5th November 11.30am to 4.30pm (South Frederick Street Gallery) Viewing Belfast: Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday10th, Saturday 11th, Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th November (Lisburn Road Gallery) Payment: Sterling or Euro Payment method: Card, bank transfer or cash. Collection: Belfast or Dublin free of charge Delivery: International delivery available at buyers expense.
Found 58 lots / showing 1 - 18
Lot 8 - 'Ulysses', by James Joyce (First Edition), Shakespeare & Company, Paris 1922 (No. 559 of 1,000) Widely regarded as the most seminal text in 20th century literature, James Joyce's 'Ulysses' was first published in Paris by Sylvia Beach's Shakespeare & Company on February 2nd 1922. The format was in imitation of the three-tiered French system: 100 signed copies on Dutch handmade paper; 150 large-paper copies printed on heavier verge d'Arches, and 750 copies on verge barbes forming the smaller trade issue. It is bound in full navy morocco by Bayntan-Reviere (Bath), with raised bands and title lettered in gilt to spine, with marbled endpapers. This copy is in exceptionally good condition given its age and represents an extremely important and colossal achievement in the field of artistic expression by an Irish artist. Result: £20,400
Lot 9 - Wilson Basketball signed by Michael Jordan Most often considered to be the greatest player of all time, Michael Jeffrey Jordan is an American former professional basketball player and businessman. He won six titles as a team member of the Chicago Bulls, and cultivated corporate partnerships with the likes of Nike, Hanes, and Gatorade. This Wilson Jet basketball is signed by Jordan above the logo, and is presented in a cloth felt bag with drawstring closure, and a certificate of authenticity. Result: £1,700
Lot 10 - A Wall-Mounted Sports Presentation Plaque Featuring and Signed by Basketball Legend Michael Jordan A Sports Display Wall Plaque Featuring and Signed by Basketball Legend Michael Jordan. In much the same vein as the basketball signed by Jordan which is also included in this sale, memorabilia relating to this titan of the sport is always a popular choice with fans and collectors. Result: £550
Lot 11 - A Pair Of Nike Air Basketball Trainers owned and signed by Alonzo Mourning Considered to have been one of the greatest basketball centers during his playing career, Alonzo Harding Mourning Jr. is an American former professional basketball player who played much of his fifteen year NBA career for the Miami Heat, also serving as vice president of player programs and development for the institution since June 2009. He twice earned the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award and, subsequent to a hiatus due to a kidney transplant, returned to the court to win the 2006 NBA championship with the Heat. He also played for the Charlotte Hornets and New Jersey Nets. He was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame in August 2019. Estimate: £400 - £600 (€470 - €710) Result: Not Sold
Lot 12 - 'Fight of the Champions', Original Muhammed Ali Vs. Joe Frazier Match Programme An original programme for the World Heavyweight Championship fight between Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier, which took place at New York's Madison Square Garden on March 8th, 1971. Attached inside the cover is sheet inscribed' Muhammed Ali / three times World Heavyweight Boxing Champion / May 20 - 85', with a sketch of a boxing ring. Result: £320
Lot 13 - Muhammed Ali Signature and Ticket from Match in Dublin's Croke Park, July 19th, 1972 Regarded as one of the most significant sports figures of the twentieth century, Heavyweight boxer Muhammed Ali had historic links to Ireland in the form of his maternal great-grandfather, Abe Grady, who emigrated from Ennis, Co. Clare. This ticket from his July 1972 match against Al "Blue" Lewis at Croke Park, as well as the signature obtained by the current owner in the foyer of the Gresham Hotel on O'Connell Street (where Ali was staying) is a rare piece of boxing memorabilia with direct connection to Dublin. Result: £850
Lot 14 - An Official Ferrari Formula 1 Simulator from the 2006 Season This piece represents a rare opportunity to acquire a unique slice of F1 history, affording the opportunity to sit in the same pod that legendary driver Michael Schumacher will have used during simulated race sessions in advance of the 2006 Season. A former team-owned piece of F1 history, this simulator benefits from the particular association with one of the sport's most celebrated exponents. This piece is an unique addition to the collection of any serious Ferrari F1 fan, and has been updated with 'R-factor' software and all of the circuits from the 2012 F1 calendar, among a number of other International circuits used for testing. In addition, it comes complete with a Force-feedback steering wheel by Bob Salisbury engineering at Silverstone. Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000 (€17,700 - €23,500) Result: Not Sold
Lot 15 - Formula 1 Team Issue Jacket belonging to and signed by Michael Schumacher Often considered the greatest competitor in Formula 1 history, German driver Michael Schumacher competed in Formula One for Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari, and Mercedes. He holds a joint-record of seven World Drivers' Championship titles, and at the time of his retirement from the sport in 2012 he held the records for the most wins (91), pole positions (68), and podium finishes (155), and still maintains the record for the number of total fastest laps (77), among others. This jacket, from Schumacher's time with Ferrari, is decorated with a variety of Ferrari, Marlboro, and Hilfiger insignia, and is signed on the reverse by Schumacher. Result: £3,100
Lot 16 - Formula 1 Team Issue Jacket belonging to and Signed by Eddie Irvine Born in Newtownards, Co. Down, Eddie Irvine competed in Formula One between 1993 and 2002, and finished runner-up in the 1999 World Drivers' Championship, driving for Scuderia Ferrari. This jacket, from his 1999 racing schedule features both Ferrari and Marlboro sponsorship decals, as well as Irvine's name tag, and his signature can be seen in the area of the wearer's upper left collar bone. Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000 (€1,801 - €2,350) Result: Not Sold
Lot 17 - A Framed Image of Andy Warhol's Portrait of The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, signed by Warhol A colour art book photographic image of Warhol's painting of the Rolling Stones lead Singer Mick Jagger, signed by Andy Warhol in black felt tip pen to the lower left, approx. 7" x 7", mounted and framed. Result: £1,300
Lot 18 - An Early and Rare U2 Irish Tour Poster An Irish tour poster for U2's 1980 '11 O'Clock Tick - Tock -Tour - Town' concerts in Limerick and Tralee, which took place during 1980. Previously included as part of the Brendan Murray Collection, No. 13 of 36 Estimate: £400 - £600 (€470 - €710) Result: Not Sold
Lot 19 - A Six-String Electric Guitar, Owned, Played, and Signed by Hozier A cream-coloured electric SX Series guitar (based on the Fender Stratocaster model) which was owned and used by Hozier prior to being signed and donated to the Purple House Cancer Support charity auction in September 2015. The sale includes a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Hozier's mother which includes a picture of Hozier playing the guitar. Serial number 20612213. Result: £850
Lot 20 - A Fender Bass Guitar belonging to and used by Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott This Fender Precision bass guitar (with a custom, modified neck emulating that of a Telecaster model), was owned and used by Irish singer, songwriter, and bass guitarist Phil Lynott, famed as the leader of Irish rock band Thin Lizzy from its inception in Dublin in 1969 until 1983, after which he also continued to perform in a solo capacity and with other musical acts until his death in 1986. His musical output reflected a broad range of influences, such as blues, soul, psychedelic rock, and traditional Irish folk, and his work with Thin Lizzy particularly represented an innovative and extremely distinctive voice and sound on the Irish music scene during the 1970s and early 1980s. In spite of his usage of a number of different basses, such as Rickenbacker and Ibanez instruments, the model most often affiliated with his recordings and performances is the Fender Precision. This instrument, in sunburst finish and featuring a mirrored scratchplate (a distinctive feature of many of Lynott?s basses), is also sold with a miscellany of photographs, a framed print, the title card from its inclusion in the Philip Lynott exhibition in Dublin (2011), and a Certificate of Authenticity from Whyte's Auctioneers, Dublin. Result: £11,600
Lot 21 - 'The Tree Clock', by Seamus Heaney; Limited Signed Edition on Handmade Paper, Handbound, and Inscribed by the author, 1990 Issued on behalf of fundraising campaign for the Linen Hall Library, the charitable body of which Heaney was a patron, this volume is one of only twenty numbered copies printed on handmade paper, including the poem 'The Point' in the author's own hand. It includes seventeen poems delivered at a joint reading in aid of the library in 1989, is hand-bound by Sydney Aiken, and is presented in a matching marbled slipcase. Result: £3,000
Lot 22 - 'Crusade in Spain' by General Eoin O'Duffy (First Edition, signed), 1938 Military Commander, Police Commissioner, and Politician Eoin O'Duffy (1890 - 1944) was a prominent figure during the Irish War of Independence. He accepted the Anglo-Irish Treaty and became Chief of Staff of the National Army during the Irish Civil War on the pro-Treaty side. Subsequently, he became the Commissioner of An Garda Siochana. This text was conceived after he raised an Irish Brigade to fight for Francisco Franco during the Spanish Civil War. This signed copy was presented to Margaret Mary Pearse (sister of Padraig and Willie), a Fianna Fail politician and teacher who knew O'Duffy personally. Dublin: Browne & Nolan. Publisher's blue cloth, titled lettered in gilt on spine, housed in solander box. Result: £440
Lot 23 - 'Salud! An Irishman in Spain', by Peadar O'Donnell (First Edition), 1937 Peadar O'Donnell was a major literary and political figure in 20th century Ireland. He became prominent as an Irish Republican, socialist activist, politician, and writer. He fought in the Irish War of Independence, the Battle of Dublin, and the Irish Civil War on the anti-Treaty side. In July 1936 he witnessed first-hand the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. He was aware of the land reforms of the Republican Government and was present in Barcelona to see the local militia challenge the fascist advance, as well as later witnessing aerial bombardments of Madrid. His experiences in Spain led to him becoming instrumental in the establishment of the Irish Volunteers, and this text is a truly historic document from the point of view of the only eye-witness account of the War in Spain by an Irish observer. Result: £280
Lot 24 - 'Mount Everest, The Expedition', by Lieutenant Colonel Charles Howard-Bury ( (First Edition), 1921 A first edition copy of 'Mount Everest, The Expedition' (1921), written by Charles Howard-Bury after he became the first Westerner to successfully scale Mount Everest. Upon hearing of the Alpine Club and the Royal Geographical Clubs' intentions to carry out reconnaissance with a view to eventually reaching Everest's summit, Howard-Bury offered his services and was appointed expedition leader. the account of which he published in this text in the period following the mission. Result: £240
Lot 25 - An Important Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Howard-Bury, by Luma von Flesch-Brunningen Born at Charleville, Co. Offaly, Charles Howard-Bury (1881 - 1963) was the first Westerner to surmount the slopes of Mount Everest in 1921, the account of which was published in 1922. During the expedition, Howard-Bury discovered a number of unusual footprints which he attributed to a "loping grey wolf", though his sherpas were of the opinion that the tracks were made by a "metch kangmi" (filthy snowman), the later (erroneous) translation of which gave rise to the legend of the Abominable Snowman. Luma von Flesch-Brunningen (1856-1934) was a Czech artist who studied in Vienna and Munich, exhibiting her work in the Paris Exposition of 1900. Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000 (€9,400 - €14,100) Result: Not Sold
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