Friday 21 October 2016

In the salerooms


Published 15/05/2015 | 02:30

19th century pendant with central pearl
19th century pendant with central pearl

The next auction at Weldon's, which takes place on Tuesday, May 19 at 2pm, includes a notable coin collection.

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The coins on sale include a rare gold Edward III Treaty Period Noble (1363-1369), one of the first English gold coins to be produced in quantity (guide price €2,000 to €4,000). There is also a rare gold two guinea coin dating from 1740, with a guide price of €1,500 to €2,500, and a 1916 'Tabora Pound' (€1,000 to €1,500), a gold coin valued at 15 rupees that originated in German East Africa during the First World War.

Other coins of more local interest include an Irish 3d "Rathmines Association" coin (€500 to €700), most probably used as a token for the Dublin trams. Viewing is from May 16 to 19 with full details on


A Rare Books and Collectors' Sale by Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers will take place in the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel on Tuesday, May 19 at 10.30am.

Along with many lots of interest to collectors of books and manuscripts, there are a number of items from the early years of the GAA. These include a sliothar used in the 1913 All-Ireland Hurling Final and kept as a memento by Kilkenny goalkeeper John T Power.

The souvenir, estimated to sell between €800 and €1,000, marked Kilkenny's first three in a row and also the first ever 15-a-side All-Ireland final in the newly named Croke Park. John T Power's collection of three All-Ireland medals (1907 to 1913) is for sale separately and estimated between €10,000 and €15,000. Other items of GAA interest include Clare's first All-Ireland hurling medal (1914), representing the county's first All-Ireland title (€7,000 - €10,000) and an All-Ireland senior hurling winners' medal from 1939.

The match is known as The Thunder and Lightening Final, both on account of the weather and because it took place on September 3, 1939 - shortly after the declaration of World War II. Viewing takes place on May 17 and 18 with full details on


An Antiques and Vintage Fair will take place in Clontarf Castle on Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Expect 40 traders with something for all pockets, including collectible postcards from Patricia O'Connor, vintage fashion from Eily Henry and fine silver and jewellery from Marie Curran.


An auction of Fine Jewellery and Watches will take place at Adam's on Tuesday, May 19 at 6pm.

Notable pieces include a classic Cartier diamond necklace dating from the 1930s with two rows of graduated cushion-cut diamonds set in platinum, a fine lineage involving a French Jewish fin-de-siècle banking family, and a guide price of between €70,000 and €90,000.

There is also a late 19th century pendant with a central pearl set within a scrolled openwork design, characteristic of the Art Nouveau period (guide price €5,000 to €8,000) as well as a number of engaging modern pieces.

Viewing is from May 17 to 19 with full details on

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