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Eight motorcycles discovered on a farm in the North date from the early 20th century and are expected to fetch up to £10,000 each
A regular occurrence at auction is the spectacular “barn find” – items stored away, long forgotten, and now emerging with eye-popping estimates.
The latest is a cache of eight early 20th-century motorcycles discovered on a remote Northern Ireland farm, the property of the late cycle tuning guru Joe Ryan. A legend in his lifetime, one can imagine he secreted them out of the weather so he could tinker with and enjoy them in...
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An entertaining collection from Osberstown House goes up for sale
A contents sale at the home in Naas, Co Kildare offers splendid examples of 19th-century furniture as well as works by contemporary artists
Irish silver collection has the hallmark of a good sale
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