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 67 lots / showing 19 - 36
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
Lot 26 - Two Letters From and Signed by Jacqueline (Jackie) Kennedy, with Two Original Photographs. Two Letters From and Signed by Jacqueline Kennedy, with Two Original Photographs. Executed on blue stationary, the recipient was Daniel Patrick Moynihan, an American politician and diplomat. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented New York in the United States Senate from 1977 until 2001. Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000 (€2,350 - €3,550) Result: Not Sold
Lot 27 - President John F. Kennedy's Jefferson Electric Desk Clock This clock, A Jefferson Golden Hour electric model, was used by John Fitzgerald Kennedy prior to his tenure in The White House. The clock ring and base are fabricated from a cast zinc alloy, then plated in 24 Karat gold, with a central glass window. This piece is sold with a certificate of authenticity. Result: £900
Lot 28 - A copy of LIFE Magazine, Inaugural Spectacular, signed by President John. F. Kennedy A copy of LIFE Magazines Inaugural Spectacular, signed by President John. F. Kennedy, January 1961. Pertaining to the Kennedy presidential inauguration, the issue includes his speech text, memorable photos of the inauguration, and of its preparation. Estimate: £9,000 - £12,000 (€10,600 - €14,100) Result: Not Sold
Lot 29 - A Bronze Twin-Candle Desk Lamp owned by President John F. Kennedy during his tenure in The White House. A Louis XVI style bronze twin-light bouillotte lamp, from the home of President John F. Kennedy and previously in situ at the White House during his Presidential term. The lamp was included in the Property from Kennedy Homes auction held by Sotheby's, New York, in February 2005. Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000 (€17,700 - €23,500) Result: Not Sold
Lot 30 - A Watercolour Painting of the Customs House, Dublin Designed by famed architect James Gandon, the Custom House is a neoclassical eighteenth century building in Dublin, Ireland which houses the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. It is located on the north bank of the River Liffey, on Custom House Quay between Butt Bridge and Talbot Memorial Bridge. This framed and glazed painting depicts the building circa 1886. Result: £160
Lot 31 - An Original French Cinema Poster for 'The Quiet Man' ('L'Homme Tranquille') French cinema poster for the iconic John Huston-directed 'The Quiet Man'. Filmed primarily in the west of Ireland and starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, and Barry Fitzgerald, the film garnered many accolades including Best Director and Best Cinematography Oscar wins for Huston and Winton Hoch, respectively. Artwork designed by J. Dargouge. Result: £800
Lot 32 - A Rare Artist's Proof Photographic Print of Amelia Earhart in Ballyarnott, Co. Derry, upon landing the first female solo flight across the Atlantic On May 20th, 1932, Amelia Earhart departed from Newfoundland in her Lockheed Vega aircraft, her intended destination Paris. Fifteen hours later, she disembarked the plane in the cow pasture of Robert Gallagher's farm in Northern Ireland, having become the first female pilot to successfully cross the Atlantic. This image, depicting Earhart with members of the Gallagher family outside their home, was taken in the wake of the landing. It remained with the family until it was presented to The National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C., where it remained until being acquired in recent years by the current owner. Result: £3,300
Lot 33 - Original X-Rays of the Career-Ending Injury of Famed Irish Racehorse Arkle Seventeen x-ray plates documenting the career-ending injury to Arkle's pedal bone, taken by his vet James F Kavanagh over a twelve month period from January until December 1967. Frontal and side views of the injury, many clearly showing the fracture to the hoof, sustained in December 1966 in the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park. Ten large plates and ten small. Result: £800
Lot 34 - An Extremely Rare Irish Crucifix in Yew Wood, probably Connaught, dated 1716 An Extremely Rare Irish Crucifix in Yew Wood, probably Connaught, dated 1716. These crosses, carved by rural artisans, are often known as Penal Crosses due to their popularity and prevalence during the period characterised by the implementation of the Penal Laws (1763 - 1920), during which restrictions were placed on practitioners of Roman Catholicism. Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000 (€4,700 - €7,100) Result: Not Sold
Lot 35 - A Famine Letter from an Imprisoned Tenant to Absentee Landlord Sir Morgan Crofton, with dismissive Response A pleading three hundred and thirty word letter by the tenant farmer David Dobson (1800 - 1881) of Gortfadda, Co. Leitrim, sent whilst he was an inmate at Carrick-on-Shannon prison. Dated December 17th, 1850, it is addressed to his absentee landlord, Sir Morgan Crofton of Leamington, Warwickshire, and pleads for leniency at Christmas (it may be his last, he notes), asking that Crofton take into account the failure of the potato crop as well as other personal misfortunes in the preceding months. Crofton has amended the top of the letter with a forward to his land agent, John Kane, that he "will not interfere in this matter...", a potent indicator of the low esteem in which Irish tenant farmers were held by overseas landlords during the period. The lot also contains a miscellany of other papers pertaining to Crofton and his heirs. Result: £1,050
Lot 36 - A Very Rare Election Poster for The O'Gorman Mahon, 1830 Potentially the most colourful Irish character of the nineteenth century, The O'Gorman Mahon, originally of Ennis, Co, Clare, was an M.P., a soldier, a noted duellist, and one-time close friend of Daniel O'Connell (though they ultimately fell out during an 1830 political campaign). He is known to have travelled extensively, befriending Ferdinand de Lesseps (engineer of the Suez Canal) in South America, and becoming a favourite at the court of Louis-Philippe in France, amongst other exploits. He is also notable for having introduced William O'Shea and his wife Katherine to Charles Stewart Parnell, which resulted in an affair between Katherine (known as Kitty) and Parnell, leading to a divorce which scandalised late 19th century Irish society. Estimate: £300 - £500 (€361 - €590) Result: Not Sold
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