Slices of history dominate Fonsie Mealy's auction

A cri de coeur from Hazel Lavery and buttons found in the pocket of Michael Collins on the day that he died are among the 950 lots in Fonsie Mealy's sale in Dublin this week.

20th July, 2013
Three letters sent to General Eoin O'Duffy by Lady Lavery.

A cri de coeur from Hazel Lavery, Republican prison-craft artefacts, and buttons found in the pocket of Michael Collins on the day that he died are among the 950 lots in Fonsie Mealy's sale in Dublin this week. One of the most unusual Freedom boxes ever to come on the market leads the sale and is expected to sell for between €7,000 and €12,000.

Celtic in inspiration, the massive Arts and Crafts box is made of...

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