Fine Arts

Michael Collins’ mugshot and record card among curious finds at Whyte’s

Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale includes a Celtic stone head that’s over 2,000 years old, restored film footage of key events in Irish history and a 100-year-old bottle of whiskey

Lot 268 - 1920 Royal Irish Constabulary record card with description and photograph of Michael Collins Chief of IRA Estimate €5,000-7,000

Collectors and enthusiasts take note of Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale, ending on May 13. The auctioneer has curated a 624-lot online sale with items ranging from Bronze Age artefacts, mementoes from seminal moments in modern Irish history, sporting memorabilia and desirable collectibles. Finds are most definitely to be had.

Items include the funerals of Thomas Ashe and Michael Collins and later footage of JFK’s historic 1963 visit to Ireland (€150,000-€200,000).

Lot 268 is a rare, ...