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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭enfield

    Upcoming fair in Wexford.
    Date:- Saturday November 26th. 2011

    Schedule:- 12:- Noon Medal Society Meeting

    1pm:- Medals and Militaria Fair & Exhibition

    5 pm:- Militaria Auction

    8pm: Gala dinner

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,273 ✭✭✭Morlar

    Whytes upcoming 2011 Auction :

    24 SEPTEMBER 2011

    Including among other highlights :

    C96 “Broomhandle” Mauser
    An extremely rare I.R.A. C96 Mauser handgun also known as the “Peter
    the Painter”, complete with wooden stock or holding case. Serial number
    “432671” dating this gun to circa 1919. With maker’s mark of the
    Oberndorf Mauser Weapons Factor and Crown U Mauser acceptance
    €800-€1,000 (£710-£890 approx.)

    .pdf catalogue from their site homepage.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭arnhem44

    Back To Our Past Show, Dublin, Republic of Ireland - 21 to 23 October 2011

    For the first time, the Commission is exhibiting in Ireland – at the Back To Our Past Show in Dublin from 21 to 23 October 2011. Our staff will be on hand throughout the event (on stand 19/20) to answer questions and undertake traces of individual casualties.
    We will be joined by our partners from The War Graves Photographic Project with their on-line repository of headstone photographs. A wide range of free information sheets, including a new publication on our work in Ireland, will be available.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭enfield

    Last show of the season this weekend in Camden Fort, Crosshaven, County Cork, Saturday and Sunday. Sounds like a good line up.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,273 ✭✭✭Morlar

    The Whytes auction yesterday was interesting. The lots I was interested in:

    371 Battle of Dublin Civil War photographs (31 items)
    372 Battle of Limerick Civil War photos(6 items)

    Went for a lot more than the estimates.
    Lot 371 €500- €700 Sold for €3,100.00
    Lot 372 €100-€150 Sold for €850.00

    In the end I picked up a Civil War item for the lower estimate price and was happy with that.

    The medals and firearms went very high, as did some of the swords:

    Lot 36 was a Scottish broadsword €200-300 sold for €2,800.00

    The Martin McGuinness Portlaoise Prison art sold for €5,300.00.

    The troubles era photo material also went very high, lots:

    Lot 506
    Troubles press photographs 37 items
    €200-300. Sold for €460.00

    Lot 507
    Hunger strikers press photographs 23 items
    €150-250 Sold for €400

    Lot 508
    Dominic McGlinchey Press photographs 139 items€500-€700, sold for €4,100.00

    I met the original owner of those press photos and suffice to say he did very well in the sale !!!

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,273 ✭✭✭Morlar

    FYI The BBC showed up at the auction minutes before the McGuiness lot, it was also picked up on by the Belfast Telegraph:

    & IT
    WHEN THE hammer fell at the auction of IRA “Prisoner Art” by Martin McGuinness in Dublin on Saturday afternoon, a moment of stunned silence greeted the unexpectedly high price achieved.

    Then, from the back of the saleroom, a man defused the tension by shouting out: “Five thousand for a pile of ‘oul matchsticks”. Auctioneer Ian Whyte jokily responded that, like items associated with Michael Collins, “in a hundred years time it’ll be going for a hundred grand”.

    “In six weeks time”, rather, the man retorted – a reference to Mr McGuinness’s candidacy to be President of Ireland. Mr Whyte prompted laughter among bidders when he said: “the Office of Public Works might have to buy it and put it in the Aras”.

    The successful bid was €5,200 for a wooden model of a traditional Irish round tower “complete with windows and entry ladder”, built by Mr McGuinness while he was incarcerated in Portlaoise Prison in 1974. The sculpture, made entirely of matchsticks, was one of the highlights in a sale of Irish historical collectibles by Whyte’s, the fine art auctioneers.

    The piece was sold “on behalf of the family” of the late Fr Jimmy Shiels who was the parish priest on Aranmore island off the Donegal coast when he died in 2004. He was reputedly friendly with Mr McGuinness and visited the former IRA leader in prison. Mr McGuinness had been jailed for terrorism offences by the Special Criminal Court in Dublin.

    The 12-inch high round tower sits atop a wooden base which is inscribed: “To Fr Jimmy from Martin — Portlaoise Jail 1974”, and had been assigned a pre-sale estimate of €1,000 to €1,500.

    Bidding opened at €1,000 and was fast and furious until the hammer fell at €5,200. The buyer was understood to be an American collector, one of a number of anonymous telephone bidders.

    Presidential candidate-in-waiting Senator David Norris, who happened to be canvassing around the corner from the auction in Dawson Street, said, after being told about the auction, that he was “delighted that the Irish art market is doing well”.

    Earlier in the sale, a handkerchief, decorated with an image of a “volunteer” holding a tricolour and the inscription “Óglaigh na hÉireann, Long Kesh 1971”, with 66 signatures including that of Gerry Adams, now a TD for Louth, sold for €540, also to a telephone bidder.

    Auction-goers seemed startled by a tense bidding battle which later ensued for a collection of press photographs relating to Dominic “Mad Dog” McGlinchey, the leader of the INLA who was shot dead in Drogheda in 1994. An Irish collector based in London, who was in the saleroom, beat off competition from a telephone bidder and paid €4,000. The grisly photographs included images of “bombing scenes”, “the scene of his death” and “his funeral” and had been estimated to sell for between €500 and €700.

    The high prices achieved for “Republican” mementoes somewhat overshadowed the sale of an archive of documents relating to the late 19th-century collapse of the Munster Bank which made €1,700, double the estimate. It is understood the archive was acquired by the Cork City and County Archives, an institution funded by the local authorities and UCC.

  • Registered Users Posts: 27 jenny102

    IMVG Donation to Veterans Support Group, Leopardstown Hospital
    Please see following link.

    The Irish Military Vehicles Group wishes to thank all those who supported our show

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,549 ✭✭✭✭Judgement Day

    Lots of interesting militaria in the next Victor Mee Auction at Cloverhill, Co.Cavan.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭enfield



    To celebrate the 25th. Anniversary of the founding of the Medal Society of Ireland we are returning to the Talbot Hotel in Wexford Town to mark the occasion at the same venue where the Society was founded in 1986.

    The day will include a Medals & Militaria Exhibition and Fair .

    Fair from to Medals, badges, general military collectables. Free Valuations. mini auction of military collectables.

    Admission to Fair & Auction €3

    Date:- Saturday 26th. November

    Venue:- The Talbot Hotel, Wexford Town, Ireland.

    Further information from Pat Casey 01 2883688(w) 01 2805068(h) or Austin Fennessy 087 2344890 and from the Medal Society of Ireland website at

  • Registered Users Posts: 27 jenny102

    The Irish Military Vehicles Group are delighted to announce that our Annual Show 2012 will take place on Saturday June 23rd and Sunday June 24th 2012 at a new venue this year, Naas Racecourse, Co. Kildare.

    Although the show is at a different venue this year it will still have many of the same features that we feel have worked for us over the last number of years.

    This will include, static military vehicle display, trade stalls selling a wide range of militaria and related objects, re-enactors depicting different periods of history, rifle ranges, paintballing, bouncy castles and lots more.

    Its bound to be a fun day out for all the family !

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,273 ✭✭✭Morlar

    North Star Militaria Fair Saturday 18th February, North Star Dublin

    This fair is on tomorrow, there will be a contingent of collectors from WAF in attendance so the turnout could be pretty good.

    Admission is €3 from 11am onwards.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭arnhem44

    Just came across this so for anyone interested there will be a War of Independence exhibition held in the Best Western Perys Hotel(formerly the Glentworth Hotel) over two days on the 3rd and 4th of March.More info here

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭enfield

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭enfield

    There will be a militaria and WW1 period display in Dungarvan Fort in Dungarvan next Saturday. Free entry.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 142 ✭✭The Dragon


    I am a member of the IMCC. I just got a flyer in the post today from the IMCC. It states that there is a fair going to be held on Saturday 12th May 2012 at the North Star Hotel, Dublin.

    Admission is €4. Members are free.

    Altogether I think there is approximately 400 members of the IMCC which usually means a good turn out.

  • Registered Users Posts: 596 ✭✭✭bobster453

    Fort Camden in Crosshaven are pleased to announce a history Weekend in the Fort.

    Our aim is to have a cross section of history showing different periods and what it was like at the time period in question, while also giving members of the public a chance to see history a...s it would have been.

    It will be running Saturday July 7th and Sunday July 8th. groups can set up on Friday 6th July. Groups can set up living history displays and or re-enactments.

    There will be a BBQ on the Saturday night.

    The event is being run by the Rescue Camden Group

    All groups and all periods are welcome to attend this event. there is grass space to set up period tents and displays while in non public areas you can pitch modern tents etc.

    There is space for a limited amount of traders so please contact us to book a space.

    If groups could please contact us with any questions, suggestions ideas and bookings we will do our best to fit all your needs.

    Crosshaven are also hosting Cork Week 2012 on the same weekend, so there will be plenty of music food and sailing on as well.

    Note: Passes needed after 5pm each day to enter Crosshaven during Cork Week so make sure you get in before then

  • Registered Users Posts: 596 ✭✭✭bobster453

    WW2 vintage, agri, and military expo in Listowel May 6th. All are welcome and if you have any vintage machinery please bring it along.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭enfield

    Good man Mr D, My lot will be there to support ye, all two of us. See you in the Curragh first.

  • Registered Users Posts: 596 ✭✭✭bobster453


    The Far Side of the World by James Durney

    On June 25 1950 the North Korean People’s Army launched a surprise attack across the border between communist North Korea and the Republic of South Korea. Within days American ground troops were committed to Korea and with them many Irishmen, recent emigrants to the US. Several weeks later more Irishmen arrived as Britain committed a brigade to the UN cause.
    Hundreds of Irishmen from the Royal Ulster Rifles and the Irish Hussars arrived in Pusan preparing for the re-unification of Korea by force of arms. This UN mandate was interrupted by the intervention of China and the Korean War dragged on for another three years resulting in millions of casualties. This is the first book to access the involvement of Irish soldiers in the armed forces of America, Britain and Australia or as soldiers of Christ.
    This is the story of the Irish in Korea, told in many author interviews, personal narratives, newspaper accounts, and letters. Includes thirty-two photos, map and list of all soldiers and civilians from Ireland killed in the conflict

    This book and others by James Durney will be available at a Special Reduced Rate for all who attend this Lecture.

    James Durney is an Irish author and local historian based in Naas, Co.Kildare, Ireland. He has written a number of books on both Irish and international history. His latest work “Vietnam: The Irish Experience” covered Irish citizens involvement in that war. James has worked with Irish language national broadcaster, TG4 on the development of their documentary series 'Mobs Mheiriceá'. He was also consultant and chief researcher on 'War Stories' from Irish national broadcaster RTE.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭enfield

    This Saturday and Sunday features the Dunvcannon Fort Military re-enactment show.

  • Registered Users Posts: 27 jenny102

    Just over a week to go now ! Plans coming together nicely. We just need to hope and pray the weather is good to us !!

    Looking forward to seeing you all there.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭enfield

    Militaria Fair and display etc this weekend in Gorey from 10 am.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,549 ✭✭✭✭Judgement Day

    Auction of Militaria in Limerick on Weds 4th July more here:

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭enfield

    This weekend there is a military show including re-enactments in Camden Fort, Crosshaven, County Cork.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,549 ✭✭✭✭Judgement Day

    Victor Mee (Cloverhill, Co.Cavan) has a number of interesting firearms in his sale on Monday 6th August next. Including this 'Quackenback' (?) pistol.


    Catalogue here:

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,264 ✭✭✭✭kowloon

    If the weather holds I'll be popping over to Salute tomorrow. Missed it last year when the venue changed, but it's back in Swords this year (National Show Centre).

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,549 ✭✭✭✭Judgement Day

    Some nice items of militaria are included in Mealy's (Kilkenny) Collectors' Sale on Tursday 27th September - catalogue here:

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,549 ✭✭✭✭Judgement Day

    Limerick Auction Rooms have an interesting sale of militaria on Wednesday 10th October - full details here:

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 142 ✭✭The Dragon


    There will be a MSOI meeting on Saturday 15th June in the Teachers Club, Dublin.
    A fair and display will also take place and will be open to the public from 12:00 - 16:00