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Archive for April, 2012

The Importance Of Being Wilde!

Posted in News on 27th April 2012

  He may have died destitute in Paris but a rare first edition copy of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” sold in Sothebys last week for €263,000...

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Good News For The State

Posted in News on 27th April 2012

Important artefacts retrieved from the wreck of the Lusitania last August are to be donated to the State.  The ship sank in May 1915 off the Irish coast near...

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End of An Era

Posted in News on 26th April 2012

The Arts World is in mourning after one of its great exponents died yesterday.  Irish art will never be the same without the leading light that was Louis Le...

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Vote For Ireland’s Favourite Painting

Posted in Events on 19th April 2012

The lines for voting for Ireland’s favourite painting have opened so if you haven’t already voted you can do so on http://www.rte.ie/tv/masterpiece/vote.html  and voting will close on Monday 21st...

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Controversial Swab Withdrawn

Posted in News on 19th April 2012

Following objections from the family of historical Irish figure Michael Collins a swab used to wipe his corpse has been withdrawn from Whyte’s Historical Artifacts Auction.  Yesterday a lock...

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Contents of Mount Congreve To Be Auctioned

Posted in News on 17th April 2012

The contents of Mount Congreve, Co. Waterford to be auctioned this summer will reveal many hidden treasures, all part of the estate of the late Ambrose Congreve who died...

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“The Scream”

Posted in News on 13th April 2012

    The famous painting titled “The Scream” by Edvard Munch will go on show in London for the first time prior to its sale in New York on...

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Cézanne Painting Found

Posted in News on 13th April 2012

Police in Serbia have recovered a painting by Cézanne which was stolen four years ago.  Boy in a Red Waistcoat was thought to be worth in the region of...

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Elizabeth Taylor Diamonds

Posted in News on 13th April 2012

Having already written about the auction of Miss Taylor’s jewel collection i want to bring your attention to a program to air at 9pm next wednesday which with the...

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Tiffany Lamps

Posted in News on 2nd April 2012

Seven of the finest examples of Tiffany lamps will be auctioned by Christie’s on June 14th.  The lamps are owned by Norman Jay Hobday aka “Henry Afrika”, a collector...

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