Friday January 24, 2020

Yeats’s private treasures take pride of place at Fonsie Mealy sale

A piece of the painter’s wedding memorabilia is expected to fetch well over its estimate at Fonsie Mealy’s upcoming sale

8th December, 2019
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Memorabilia from the wedding of Jack B Yeats and his wife Cottie.

A Fonsie Mealy sale is guaranteed not to leave even the tiniest pebble of history unturned. This week’s nuggets include the original programme from the (riotous) world premiere of the Playboy of the Western World (€300-€400), the 1910 Leinster Hurling Championship Medal (€700-€900), the ultimate boxing title, The Greatest, My Own Story by Muhammad Ali (€150-€250), and a limited first edition of Ulysses by James Joyce (€4,000-€6,000)....

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