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Record set at New York auction - Friday, May 17, 2013
An auction of contemporary art in New York — including a record $58.4m (€45.1m) for a Jackson Pollock drip painting — fetched nearly half a billion do...
Irish art expected to fetch €1m in London - Thursday, May 16, 2013
A re-discovered seascape by Roderic O’Conor, a painting by Paul Henry last seen in 1973, and John Butler Yeats’s tender portrait of his son WB Yeats a...
Kilkenny brothers win UK Antique Shop of the Year ... - Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Kilkenny brothers, John and Padraig Dixon have won the coveted title of UK Antique Shop of the Year beating off stiff competitions from hundreds of ot...
Vintage motorbike sells at auction - Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A vintage motorbike which once set a world speed record sold for an astonishing £113,500 (€134,000) at auction last month. The 1952 Vincent 998cc Blac...
De Veres to host two auctions on Tuesday - Monday, May 13, 2013
On Tuesday evening at the Clyde Court – formerly Berkeley Court – Hotel in Ballsbridge, de Veres is holding two auctions. At 6pm, lots of Irish and in...
Chinese collectibles a hit at Sheppard's - Monday, May 13, 2013
Is there a house left in Ireland with yet-to-be-discovered Chinese treasures? Probably. Despite astonishing prices at auction here and overseas recent...
Vintage fair returns to Bloomfield - Saturday, May 11, 2013
A Vintage, Antiques and Crafts fair returns to the beautiful setting of Bloomfield House Hotel in Mullingar on Sunday from 11am to 6pm. For a modest €...
Wilde and Yeats works sell for a high price - Friday, May 10, 2013
Handwritten works by two of our most acclaimed writers, Oscar Wilde and William Butler Yeats, plus portraits of the artists have sold for more than €1...
$230m taken in at New York auction - Thursday, May 09, 2013
The first of New York’s famous spring auctions got off to a strong start with Sotheby’s solid sale of Impressionist and modern art last night taking i...
Titanic spending spree in Connemara - Wednesday, May 08, 2013
When White Star Line chairman J Bruce Ismay retreated to south Connemara after surviving the Titanic , the last sound he would have wished for was tha...
British army officer’s diary of 1916 Rising found - Tuesday, May 07, 2013
An English auction house has described as “sensational” the diary kept by a British army officer during the Easter Rising that has come to light after...
Yeats works to be displayed in Dublin and Belfast - Friday, May 03, 2013
Thirty pieces of Irish artwork, including a portrait of WB Yeats, are due to go under the hammer in London this month and are expected to fetch more t...
Letter betraying Collins sells for €4,675 - Thursday, May 02, 2013
AN ORIGINAL letter that betrayed Michael Collins to the British authorities in Dublin Castle has been sold to a private Irish collector for €4,675. Th...
Katie Taylor gloves to be auctioned - Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Fancy getting your hands on a pair of Katie Taylor’s boxing gloves? Or does Daniel O’Donnell’s shirt get your pulses racing? Whatever your interests m...
3,000 year old bracelet to be sold in London - Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A solid gold bracelet made more than 3,000 years ago “at the dawn of the European Iron Age” will be auctioned in the antiquities sale at Christie’s in...
Art by Bono for auction - Monday, April 29, 2013
Jack B Yeats, Sir William Orpen, Seán Keating, Colin Middleton, Mary Swanzy and, eh, Bono? The U2 star is among the artists in Morgan O’Driscoll’s auc...
Mealy's prepare for major sale - Saturday, April 27, 2013
One of the busiest auction weeks of the year kicks off on Monday with the “Pre-Summer Fine and Decorative Art Sale” at Mealy’s. Viewing of the 650 lot...
First antiques fair to be held in Inishowen this w... - Friday, April 26, 2013
This Sunday The Inishowen Gateway Hotel in Buncrana, Co Donegal will host the First Antiques & Collectables Fair ever to be held in Inishowen. The...
Dodo bone in London natural history auction - Friday, April 26, 2013
Christie’s in London will next week offer a decidedly bizarre lot: “a rare fragment of a dodo bone femur”, which is expected to sell for up to £15,000...
Montrose Hotel contents to be auction - Thursday, April 25, 2013
The entire contents of The Montrose Hotel, formerly one of Dublin’s best-known hotels, are to be sold at public auction on Saturday. The 158-bedroom h...
Joyce coins being sold on eBay for a profit - Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Collectors’ coins in honour of James Joyce launched less than two weeks ago are being sold on Ebay at what seems to be a very healthy profit. The silv...
Gold coins in big demand - Monday, April 22, 2013
‘The current blip in the price of gold is just that, a blip” according to Dublin auctioneer John Weldon, who believes it will rise again in the coming...
Lismore House prepares for big auction - Monday, April 22, 2013
A big country house auction takes place on Tuesday, April 23rd, at the Lismore House Hotel, Lismore, Co Waterford, hosted by Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers....
Diamonds are an Irish girl’s best friend - Saturday, April 20, 2013
Irish women’s favourite jewellery is “diamonds, diamonds and more diamonds” according to Michael Jordan, managing director of O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms...
Rare Beatles guitar on display in Newbridge - Thursday, April 18, 2013
A rare Beatles guitar played by both John Lennon and George Harrison went on display at the Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons in Kildare this...
Burlington to host Vintage Fashion and Décor Fair - Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Burlington Hotel in Dublin 4 will be awash with glamour when it hosts the Vintage Fashion and Décor Fair on Sunday 21st April. The fair – wh...
Michael Collins – The Last Supper? - Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Over 90 years after his death, items associated with Michael Collins continue to come to light and attract interest from an extensive circle of admire...
Commemorating Ireland’s decade of centenaries - Monday, April 15, 2013
Ireland’s “decade of centenaries” is likely to generate good business for auctioneers selling historical memorabilia. Items associated with the key ev...
Unique travel kit for a man of style - Monday, April 15, 2013
A little masterpiece of early 19th century design will go under the hammer in New York next week when Sotheby’s offers a most unusual item – a nécessa...
Spencer painting fails to sell - Saturday, April 13, 2013
A painting by Sir Stanley Spencer that was “lost for 60 years has failed to sell at auction. Potato Patch, Rostrevor, was expected to fetch up t...
‘Sex and the City' shoes to be auctioned - Friday, April 12, 2013
Sarah Jessica Parker is putting her ‘Sex and the City' shoes up for a charity auction. The 48-year-old actress, who starred as Carrie Bradshaw i...
Coin in honour of Joyce is launched - Thursday, April 11, 2013
A collector coin in honour of James Joyce was launched by the Central Bank yesterday. Designed by Mary Gregory, it features a portrait of the writer w...
Steve McQueen's bike to go under the hammer - Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Steve McQueen's old motorbike is set to go under the hammer in England at the end of this month. The 1914 Indian Model F once owned by the daredevil a...
Vintage fair to be held in Belfast - Tuesday, April 09, 2013
A VINTAGE and retro fair will be held this Saturday April 13th from 11am in the Stormont Hotel, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT43LP. A large selec...
Rare ring could fetch €1.77m - Monday, April 08, 2013
A rare deep-blue diamond ring worth up to £1.5million (€1.77m) could make history when it goes on sale in London on Wednesday April 24th. The ‘fancy’ ...
Achill child’s 100 year old portrait to be sold - Saturday, April 06, 2013
A 100-year-old painting of a child on Achill Island by renowned American artistRobert Henri is to be sold at Sotheby’s in New York next week. Little I...
Last photo of James Dean to be sold - Saturday, April 06, 2013
One of the final pictures of Hollywood legend James Dean taken hours before his death in his beloved Porsche Spyder is set to be sold at auction. The ...
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