Whyte's History, Literature & Collectables 14th September 2013 - page 34

SINCE 1783
1914-18: First World War Irish recruitment poster “Can you any
longer resist the call?”
Poster issued by the Department of Recruiting for Ireland and printed by
McCaw, Stephenson & Orr, Dublin. Produced in 1915 and portraying an
Irish farmer ploughing a field, pausing to look at a ghostly vision of St
Patrick gesturing to the ruins of Reims Cathedral. With the title
positioned in the lower quarter on an orange background. 29 x 20in.
(73.66 x 50.80cm)
500 (£260-£440 approx)
1914-18: Irish interest First World War period political postcards
A collection of 6 WW1 period postcards including two Bamforth War
Cartoons series “Begorra, but ye thocht Oi was going to be a thraitor”
and “Nourishment versus Mystery”. Also John Redmond and Edward
Carson cartoon “Two Minds With A Single Though - Now !”, John Bull
Butcher Independence vs Home Rule and two others. (6 items) 3.50 x
5.50in. (8.89 x 13.97cm)
80 (£50-£70 approx)
1914-1918: First World War Church of Ireland prayer pamphlets
A collection of scarce WW1 period Church of Ireland. Comprising of 3
“Form of intercession and prayer in the present time of trouble... and on
such other occasion as may be approved of by the ordinary during the
continuance of the present war.” Also with a “Forms of prayer with
thanksgiving to be used on the feast of Saint Martin, November 11 in
thankful remembrance of the cessation of the Great War...” (5 items)
120 (£70-£100 approx)
1914-18: First World War wounded soldiers sampler by Pte. M. Ready
A sampler by a wounded First World War soldier with detail “...Worked by
Private M. Ready Machine Gun Corps Wounded at Givenchy May 1918”.
Framed. Also with a small brass Royal Irish Fusiliers tray and a later
Australian Commonwealth Military Forces embroidered crest, also
framed. (3 items) 13.50 x 12in. (34.29 x 30.48cm)
150 (£100-£130 approx)
1914-18: Royal Dublin Fusiliers The Pals at Suvla Bay by Henry Hanna
Ponsonby Dublin, 1916, original cloth with gilt and scarce dust wrapper.
This excellent record of the history of ‘D’ Company 7th Battalion Royal
Dublin Fusiliers is signed on the free front endpaper by Frederick R.
Thompson, a member of the Pals who has added some notes to this
example. 10 x 6.50in. (25.40 x 16.51cm)
500 (£260-£440 approx)
1914-18: Royal Dublin Fusiliers The Pals at Suvla Bay by Henry Hanna
Ponsonby Dublin, 1916, original cloth with gilt. An excellent record of
the history of ‘D’ Company 7th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers during
the first two years of the First World War. 10 x 6.50in. (25.40 x 16.51cm)
120 (£70-£100 approx)
1914-18: Royal Dublin Fusiliers trench art cap and postcard
A piece of trench art in the form of a British Army service cap and made
from the base of a shell decorated with the cap badge of the Royal
Dublin Fusiliers and a general service button. Also with a British
Photogram Series postcard with the crest and history of the regiment
and ‘Badges of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Booklet Two’ by J. Maguire. (3
items) 1 x 3.75in. (2.54 x 9.53cm)
120 (£70-£100 approx)
1914-18: Royal Dublin Fusiliers badges including officers shoulder
A good matching facing pair of Royal Dublin Fusiliers Officers Shoulder
Titles used from 1903. Also with a facing pair of other ranks collar
badges and a single other ranks two part shoulder title. (6 items)
150 (£100-£130 approx)
1914-18: First World War Memorial Plaque to Henry Mahoney
Memorial Plaque issued to the family of Henry Mahoney. Two
possibilities both from Dublin. The first 19478 9th Battalion Royal Dublin
Fusiliers killed 14/05/1916. The second 8569 12th Battalion Lancashire
Fusiliers killed 14/09/1916. 4.50 x 4.50in. (11.43 x 11.43cm)
150 (£100-£130 approx)
1898: Royal Dublin Fusiliers regimental side drum
A brass British Army side drum with makers mark of Henry Potter and
Son, London 1898 and also bearing restoration mark of Hawkes & Son
London. Front painted with decoration including regimental crest, motto
and battle honours. Flaking paint resulting in the loss of the battalion
number but most likely used by the 2nd Battalion. A scarce item. 14.50 x
14.50in. (36.83 x 36.83cm)
700 (£440-£610 approx)
History of the Royal Munster Fusiliers by Captain S McCance
Schull Books, 1995. Limited Edition. 4to. Cloth. In 3 vols. Limited to an
edition of 200 numbered copies of which this is No. 14. With slip case.
Originally published in 1927. 10.50 x 7.50in. (26.67 x 19.05cm)
250 (£170-£220 approx)
1914-1918: The Irish Guards in the Great War by Rudyard Kipling
Doubleday, Page & Company, New York 1923, 2 vols, 334pp, 307pp. Two
volume history of this famous Irish regiment’s participation in the First
World War by Rudyard Kipling. Excellent reference works with many
maps. (2 items) 9 x 6in. (22.86 x 15.24cm)
150 (£90-£130 approx)
1900-1922: Royal Irish Fusiliers collection including other ranks
busby badge
A fine collection of badges including an other ranks busby badge,
shoulder titles (2), cap badges (2 - lacking crown) and buttons (2). Also
with a related framed print.
250 (£130-£220 approx)
1914-18: Royal Irish Fusiliers Swagger Stick
A fine Royal Irish Fusiliers swagger stick dating from the First World War
period. Topped with white metal crest of the regiment. 24 x 1in. (60.96 x
100 (£70-£90 approx)
circa: 1920 5th (Irish) Lancers Riding Crop
An unsual white metal mounted riding crop bearing the crests of the 5th
Royal Irish Lancers and the 16th Queen’s Lancers. Possibly used by a
member of the regiment following their disbandment in 1922 and a
subsequent transfer to the 16th Lancers. 35 x 1in. (88.90 x 2.54cm)
250 (£130-£220 approx)
1951: Royal Irish Constabulary and Connaught Rangers mutinies press
cuttings album including Jeremiah Mee signature.
Good album of press clippings in two parts. First covering The Story of
R.I.C. Mutiny in Listowel, Co. Kerry. The second part with Irish Press
clippings covering The Story of the Connaught Rangers Mutiny in India.
Some clippings loose. Most pasted into the album and includes a piece
of paper signed and inscribed by Jeremiah Mee, leader of the R.I.C.
mutineers at Listowel. 8.75 x 7in. (22.23 x 17.78cm)
150 (£90-£130 approx)
1920: London Irish Rifles silver vesta case
Silver vesta case hallmarked Chester 1920 and engraved with the crest of
the London Irish Rifles. 1.75 x 1.50in. (4.45 x 3.81cm)
100 (£70-£90 approx)
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