Whyte's History, Literature & Collectables 14th September 2013 - page 46

SINCE 1783
circa 1922: Anti Irish Free State posters ‘A Comparison’
Framed poster “A Comparison” with drawings depicting the deaths of
Michael Collins and Harry McEntee above the captions “Mick Collins died
fighting gun in hand among his Friends in Daylight... Harry McEntee (&
many others) were murdered Friendless and unarmed in the dead of night”.
150 (£90-£130 approx)
1922 (22 August) Death of Michael Collins print
Framed print from the original artwork by W. S. Rogers depicting the Béal
na Bláth ambush and death of Michael Collins. Published by the Franco
Portrait Studios, Dublin. Also with framed printed memorial portraits of
Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins. Both items hung for many years in the
Sarsfield Inn on the Dublin quays. (2 items) 18 x 25in. (45.72 x 63.50cm)
350 (£220-£310 approx)
1922: Civil War postcards including Michael Collins funeral
A pair of photographic postcards by Hogan of Dublin showing scenes of
the Civil War. The first “Motor cars laden with floral offerings” at the
funeral of Michael Collins, the second showing fighting at the Four Courts
from Bridge Street. (2 items) 3.50 x 5.50in. (8.89 x 13.97cm)
100 (£70-£90 approx)
1922: Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith memorial booklets
62pp, Martin Lester, Dublin, 1922. A commemorative booklet published
shortly after the deaths of both men, profusely illustrated. In the original
Harry Clarke pictorial wrappers. Also with another copy of the same
booklet lacking wrappers, a booklet ‘Twenty One Vital Years’ produced in
the 1950s and a number of other newspaper cuttings. (5 items)
250 (£130-£220 approx)
circa 1918: Early Éamon de Valera signed portrait postcard
Portrait postcard of Éamon de Valera in Irish Volunteers uniform produced
by Keogh Brothers, Dublin and signed in black ink lower right. Also with a
card backed version of Ireland’s first Sinn Féin banner for the Baillieboro
De Valera Branch and a large de Valera memorial card produced in 1975
showing the same banner. (3 items)
350 (£220-£310 approx)
1920 (21 January) Republic of Ireland Ten Dollars Bond issued by
Éamon de Valera with accompanying documents.
Issued to Mr. John May. Accompanied by scarce letter and resolution
certificate of issue.
300 (£170-£260 approx)
1920 (21 January) Republic of Ireland Ten Dollars Bond issued by
Éamon de Valera
Issued to Miss J. Sheerin. With printed signatures “Seán ua Nunain” and
“Éamon de Bhaileara”.
250 (£130-£220 approx)
De Valera, Éamon. De Valera’s declaration of Independence as Told By
Him to a Representative of the American Press on May 5th 1918.
Now Given in the Form of Verse for the First Time. Rare.
11 x 8.25in. (27.94 x 20.96cm)
150 (£90-£130 approx)
20th Century: Éamon de Valera and John Redmond postcards
Two postcards of de Valera, the first a portrait with image by Lafayette,
the second at the Eucharistic Congress published by Charles Howell. Also
two postcards of the Home Rule leader John Redmond comprising of
portrait postcard and ‘Ireland A Nation’ fold out card both Valentines
Series. (4 items)
80 (£50-£70 approx)
1921 (May 24) Ulster Elections ‘Craig v de Valera’ handbill and
A scarce postal election communication pamphlet promoting the Unionist
candidates sent to an address in Downpatrick and a handbill showing the
official Unionist candidates printed by William Sweeney, Belfast. Also with
a certificate of ‘Appointment of Presiding Officer at Polling Station
County of Down’ for the 1920 Local Government Elections and 2 notices
of instruction for presiding officers. (5 items)
250 (£130-£220 approx)
1923 Sinn Féin Election Manifesto Poster by Éamon de Valera and other
related publications.
Dated August 1923, 17.5 by 10 inches, also pamphlets and handbills,
mainly quarto, including “On Proper Shoulders”, “Arguments for British
Domination”, “The Same England”, “Ulster Betrayed” and “Who Stands for
The Sovereignty of The Irish People”. Also 1912-14 “Sinn Féin” newspaper
various issues (4), and “Saoirse Éireann Wolfe Tone Weekly” 1938 special
double issue for Rising Anniversary, and three other items. (16)
200 (£130-£170 approx)
circa 1940: Éamon de Valera signature
Signature of Éamon de Valera on a single plain sheet. Attractively framed
alongside a portrait photograph and a small tricolour as a display piece. 3
x 4in. (7.62 x 10.16cm)
120 (£70-£100 approx)
Éamon de Valera and Seán Lemass signatures on 1950 Irish Press First
Annual Dance programme.
Autographs in pencil on folded card menu and dance programme,
numbered 69. A scarce combination of signatures, while they were both
out of government, another rare occurrence! 5.50 x 6in. (13.97 x 15.24cm)
150 (£90-£130 approx)
1928-1969 Irish Press Limited collection of documents.
Interesting collection including original prospectus of 1928, 1929 share
certificate with stamped signature of Éamon de Valera, and various
notices. The Irish Press was a national newspaper founded by Éamon de
Valera, and published from 1931 to 1995. The company also published The
Evening Press and The Sunday Press, all of which ceased publication in
1995. (19)
100 (£70-£90 approx)
1964-69. Éamon De Valera. Letters on Uachtaran Na hÉireann
Letterheaded Paper, Christmas Card
3 typed letters on Official President of Ireland notepaper signed by de
Valera’s Personal Secretary, Marie O’Neill. The letters concern attempts to
set up a meeting with de Valera and a Mrs. Abosch of North Laurel
Avenue, Hollywood, California, USA with regards to a possible book about
the President and which refers to Dev’s interest in the De La Quintana de
Valera family in Madrid. Also two envelopes addressed to Mrs. Abosch, a
Presidential complimentary slip and a Christmas card with De Valera
printed facsimile signature, official envelopes, etc. (7)
100 (£70-£90 approx)
1966: de Valera signed photographs and Northern Division IRA Veterans
Commemoration Booklet
Two small unique photographs of Éamon de Valera signed in black ink, a
1966 commemoration booklet for the Fourth Northern Division IRA
Veterans and 7 postcards produced around the period of the Golden
150 (£100-£130 approx)
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