Rib from an historic plane and other flights of fancy

Rib from an historic plane and other flights of fancy View Gallery
A wooden rib from the wing of the first aeroplane flown non-stop across the Atlantic by John Alcock and Arthur Brown (€6,000–8,000)

Whyte’s eclectic collection ranges from the Vickers-Vimy aeroplane piece to Pearse’s chair to a young Bono’s schoolbook

Seldom does a 1607 Papal Bull issued by the pope who persecuted Galileo keep company with an 18th-century masonic jewel, Bono’s school copy of Lord of the Flies, a George III Cork silver sherry decanter label, a Martian meteorite, and a 1925 wallpaper sample album - a mere taste of the delights on offer in Whyte’s Aladdin’s cave this week.

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