Whyte's History, Literature & Collectables 14th September 2013 - page 53

SINCE 1783
Space Travel. Framed 21st July 1969 Newspaper with Photograph
signed by Buzz Aldrin.
The Houston Post - Moon Special framed newspaper and original
photograph signed by astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. depicting his walk on
the moon.
400 (£260-£350 approx)
Dalai Lama signed photograph
A colour photograph of the Dalai Lama. Signed in black marker by the
Tibetan spiritual leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner. 5 x 4in. (12.70 x
120 (£70-£100 approx)
John Minihan (
1946) Lady Diana Spencer, Pimlico, London, 1980
limited edition photograph
signed, titled and dated in the lower margin.
John Minihan was born in Dublin and raised in Athy, County Kildare. At
the age of 12 he was brought to live in London, and went on to become
an apprentice photographer with the Daily Mail. At the age of 15 he
won the Evening Standard amateur photography competition. At 21 he
became the youngest staff photographer for the Evening Standard. This
remarkable and iconic photograph of the 19-year-old Lady Diana
Spencer is in the garden of the nursery where she worked. Diana had
just been announced as the Prince of Wales’s love interest and
photographers raced to take her photo, Minihan having the fortune to
turn up first.
15 x 10in. (38.10 x 25.40cm)
600 (£440-£520 approx)
1982: Mercantile Marine South Atlantic Medal
Officialy named to S. P. McCaskey. Together with issuing slips and box of
issue. Recipient from Belfast. 2,000 of these medals awarded to members
of the Merchant Navy or civilians for service during the conflict. Also
with a Cunard commemorative coin. (2 items)
600 (£350-£520 approx)
1970s: Ulster Volunteer Force Long Kesh prisoner art with signatures
including Gusty Spence
UVF handkerchief produced by prisoners at Cage 12 Long Kesh. With
many signatures including Gusty Spence lower right. Framed. 17 x 17in.
(43.18 x 43.18cm)
80 (£50-£70 approx)
1972 (30 January) Bloody Sunday Rubber Bullet decorative piece
A rubber bullet mounted on a display base and marked "Bloody Sunday
Bogside 30-1-72" An intriguing item contained in a box with a tricolour.
300 (£170-£260 approx)
1972-1973: Collection of Republican and Unionist Long Kesh prisoner
art handkerchiefs
Two Republican prisoner art scarves. The first decorated with an image
of an IRA member and titled “Fall of Stormont”, signed and dated lower
right “LK. H.21.C3.”. The second showing a similar scene and signed and
dated by the same artist. Also with two Ulster Volunteer Force scarves (4
items) 16 x 16in. (40.64 x 40.64cm)
200 (£130-£170 approx)
1972-81 collection of Republican posters, election material including
for Mairéad Farrell
With large poster for Republican Prisoners Dependents Fund, rare small
poster for An Cumann Cabhrach, 1972 circular letter from a Cork church
raising funds for distressed families “in the North”, Mairead Farrell (shot
dead by SAS in Gibraltar 1988) election posters and canvassing card,
1916 Rising 75th Anniversary poster, etc. Scarce items. (12)
200 (£130-£170 approx)
1973 (30 July) Political Wing, Mountjoy Jail prisoner art scarf
Prisoner art scarf titled “Free the People”. Signed and dated lower right
by the artist, Michael Quinlan, Mountjoy Jail Political Wing, Provisional
Irish Republican Army.
70 (£40-£60 approx)
circa 1980: ‘Long Kesh Prison Camp’ signed hurley including Gerry
A hurley with the autographs of a large number of prisoners including
Gerry Kelly.
500 (£260-£440 approx)
1984: Long Kesh Republican prisoner art harp A Republican prisoner
art harp marked to the base “Long Kesh 1984”
100 (£70-£90 approx)
circa 1990: Margaret Thatcher Spitting Image puppet
A satirical puppet of Margaret Thatcher as used on on the ITV television
Spitting Image
which ran from 1986 to 1994. With hand
gesture referencing ‘the famous ‘Up Yours Delors’ headline from ‘The
Sun’ newspaper. Unique. 40 x 18in. (101.60 x 45.72cm)
1,500 (£870-£1,310 approx)
circa 1990:
Irish Times
published caricature of Charlie Haughey
Original pen and ink caricature titled “Man Of The Week” showing the
former Taoiseach with the body of the Statue of Liberty. Framed. 14 x
8.50in. (35.56 x 21.59cm)
300 (£170-£260 approx)
20th Century: Northern Ireland Peace Process politicians caricature
A collection of plaster cast painted statuettes by Belfast artist Anto
Brennan. Comprising of Gerry Adams, Ian Paisley, John Hume, David
Ervine and Bill Clinton. (5 items) 15 x 3in. (38.10 x 7.62cm)
300 (£170-£260 approx)
1993 (15 December) Signed copy of the Joint Declaration by Albert
Reynolds and John Major
Official Irish Government printing of the
Joint Declaration by An
Taoiseach, Mr. Albert Reynolds T.D. and The British Prime Minister The
Rt. Hon. John Major M.P.
Signed on the cover by both Reynolds and
Major. 8 x 6in. (20.32 x 15.24cm)
300 (£170-£260 approx)
1998 (10 April) Official final Good Friday Agreement with signatures
of participants in the talks
Official copy of the final agreement with cover memorandum. The
agreement itself with the signatures of George Mitchell, Harri Holkeri,
Paul Murphy and John de Chastelain. Also two loose sheets with a large
number of signatures including John Hume (dated 10 April 1998)
Seamus Mallon, Mark Durkan, Martin McGuinness, Alex Maskey, David
Trimble, Bríd Rogers, Monica McWilliams, Billy Hutchinson, Liz O’Donnell,
Bertie Ahern, Hugh Casey etc.
11.50 x 8in. (29.21 x 20.32cm)
3,000 (£1,750-£2,620 approx)
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