Fine Arts: Mullen’s collection keeps up the Kennedy connections

Mullen’s Laurel Park in Bray plays host to the Collector’s Cabinet sale, with items including rare books, unique photos and letters, and more

Photographs of former taoiseach Seán Lemass’s visit to Washington, DC, where he met US president John F Kennedy (€300-€500), will be on auction at the Collector’s Cabinet sale at Mullen’s Laurel Park

The Collector’s Cabinet sale at Mullen’s Laurel Park, Bray this week brings 530 lots across a wide range of collectables from historical, political and sporting memorabilia to rare antiquarian books and more.

The extensive auction catalogue offers some gems including Lot 158: two colour photographs of Seán Lemass’s official visit to America in October 1963, only weeks before Kennedy’s assassination.

Each photo offers a first-hand glimpse of the historic visit of the taoiseach Seán Lemass ...