Historical highlights and ancient artefacts at Whyte’s
John McCormack’s portable altar and a letter from Kevin Barry are among the items at Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale this week
Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale takes us on a rollercoaster ride through history starting with a piece from antiquity: a bronze, two-edged sword dating from 1000-800 BC, before the arrival of the Celts, at a time when Ireland was a thriving gold mining centre, and found by the father of the vendor in silt on the side of Lough Erne, Enniskillen in 1952 (€4,500-€5,500).
Leading the sale is one of a number of...
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