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House contents auctions in Cavan and Waterford - Wednesday, June 19, 2013
House contents auctions held on the premises are popular with bidders as they allow items to be viewed in situ. Next Sunday, June 23rd, auctioneer Dam...
Ferguson's first-ever Man Utd team sheet up for sa... - Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The official team sheet Alex Ferguson’s first game in charge at Manchester United is to be sold at auction – and it features three Irish stars. ...
Time to buy Victorian art? - Monday, June 17, 2013
Victorian art has been out of fashion in an international art market dominated by collectors prepared to pay multimillion-euro sums for modernist art....
KFC founder's white suit to be sold at auction - Friday, June 14, 2013
A double-breasted white suit and bow tie worn by KFC founder Colonel Harlan Sanders and a signed portrait of the fast food pioneer will be featured at...
Picasso pieces to be sold at bargain rates - Thursday, June 13, 2013
Art lovers on a budget will get the chance to own original work by Picasso for a few hundred pounds when it goes on sale later this month. Among the w...
Virgil's poetry to be sold in London - Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Today in London, Christie’s will auction a newly discovered copy of the collected works of the ancient Roman poet Virgil, which was printed in Italy i...
Huge interest expected in Gatsby novel - Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The latest film adaptation of the great 20th-century American novel might have disappointed some critics but a first edition of The Great Gatsby by F ...
Coffee pot expected to fetch $6m - Thursday, June 06, 2013
AN 18th century silver Rococo coffee pot is expected to become the most valuable piece of English silver ever sold at auction when it goes up for sale...
Picasso items sell in Cork - Wednesday, June 05, 2013
An auction at Fota House last month in aid of conservation work on Cork’s iconic St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, saw a Maternité etching by Pablo Picasso ma...
Elizabeth Taylor wedding dress to be sold - Tuesday, June 04, 2013
The wedding dress worn by film star Elizabeth Taylor for her first marriage to hotel heir Conrad Hilton in 1950 will go up for sale later this month, ...
Apple computer sells for over €500k - Saturday, June 01, 2013
One of Apple’s first computers, a functioning 1976 model, has been sold for a record €516,000. German auction house Breker said today an Asian client,...
James Bond auction this weekend in Limerick - Friday, May 31, 2013
James Bond enthusiasts are expected to make their way to Limerick this weekend with an extensive collection of 007 memorabilia going under the hammer....
Record price for Paul Henry painting - Thursday, May 30, 2013
A new record price at auction has been set in Dublin for Irish artist Paul Henry. The painting entitled Potato Diggers, a large canvass of a man and w...
Paul Henry masterpiece to be sold at Adam's auctio... - Wednesday, May 29, 2013
‘I have yet to see people who worked so hard for so little gain. It meant incessant toil with the spade” was how the painter Paul Henry described his ...
€70,000 Bond watch bought for €29 at car boot sale... - Friday, May 24, 2013
Just like a famous ‘Only Fools and Horses' storyline, James Bond’s Geiger counter wristwatch from hit movie ‘Thunderball' has turned up fo...
Harry Potter book sells for £150,000 - Thursday, May 23, 2013
A first edition of the first Harry Potter book, personally annotated by JK Rowling, has sold for £150,000 (€176,000) at auction. The one-of-a-kind cop...
Sligo antiques fair this Sunday - Wednesday, May 22, 2013
AN ORIGINAL signed bronze figure of Mother and Child by the acclaimed 19th century French sculptor, Emile Nestor Joseph Carlier, is included in the Sl...
Irish art to be sold in London - Tuesday, May 21, 2013
THE Irish art market will be tested on the international stage in London on Thursday. Sotheby’s will offer 30 works of Irish art, including a rediscov...
Rare paintings of Irish horses - Saturday, May 18, 2013
Given the importance of all matters equestrian in Irish life, there is likely to be strong interest in a pair of portraits of racehorses at Whyte’s ar...
Beatles' guitar sells in New York - Monday, May 20, 2013
A custom-made electric guitar played by the late John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles sold at a New York auction yesterday for $408,000 (€31...
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...
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