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IRISH 1916 PROCLAMATION SOLD ON AUCTION


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Copy of 1916 Proclamation sells for ?360K

Tuesday, 15 April 2008 22:14

A copy of the 1916 Proclamation signed by one of those present in the G.P.O.

during Easter Week has been sold at auction in Dublin for ?360,000.

The Proclamation, which is in good original condition and is signed by Irish rebel leader and bodyguard to Tom Clarke,

Sean McGarry, was purchased by a private Irish collector over the telephone.

It is expected to remain in the country.

Buyers have spent around ?2m in total on over 650 items that date mainly from the early part of the last century.

Other top selling lots include a rare handwritten and signed letter from Michael Collins to

his Republican colleague Austin Stack, proposing a Belfast prison break, which sold for ?70,000, double its pre-sale

estimate.

Sean MacDiarmada's 1916 combatant medal, posthumously awarded made ?110,000

and a painting of Queen Maeve by Maud Gonne that she painted for W.B. Yeats, sold for ?30,000.

Bidders and onlookers packed into Adam's auction house in St Stephen's Green

for the extensive sale of Irish historical and political artifacts.

Story from RT? News:

http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0415/1916.html

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Kevin in Deva :beer:

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yee Gods!! :speechless1:

For that kind of dosh it would be almost worth breaking into 44 Parnell Square and nicking the two they have off the walls!!

Only kidding, theft is a crime of course. :unsure:

after this auction you bet a few people are thinking the same thing!!! but actually they had been sayin gin the papers that it would go for 400k! still 360k ain't no small change!!(unless your bill gates that is!!) :beer:

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