Auction results


Monday, September 3rdChristie’s, London. Auction of suits formerly owned by Margaret Thatcher. Seven outfits made a total of £73,125 – more than 10 times the minimum estimate. A Donegal tweed suit sold for £6,875 (£1,000-£1,500) and was bought, along with five other of the outfits, by an online bidder in South Korea. A jade-green wool suit made £25,000 (£1,000-£1,500) and was bought by an anonymous bidder in the saleroom.


Tuesday, September 11thAdams Blackrock, Main St, Blackrock, Co Dublin. Fine Art and Interiors. Viewing underway. Victorian giltwood overmantel mirror, €1,500-€2,500; set of 10 Victorian mahogany dining chairs, €1,500-€2,000; a late 19th century Dutch marquetry bureau bookcase, €1,200-€1,800.

Tuesday, September 11thOliver Usher’s Auction Rooms, John St, Kells, Co Meath. Antiques auction to include house contents of the late Broddy Corcoran, a veterinary surgeon and noted angler, of Tullaghan House, Mullingar, including old veterinary instruments, and a rare collection of feathers to tie fishing flies.

Wednesday, September 12thAdam’s, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Auction of Period Interiors and Collectibles. Three lots are described as gifts given to Col Seán Brennan, aide-de-camp to Éamon de Valera in the 1960s. A “white metal cigar case” given by the president of Pakistan, €200-€400; a tin cigarette box given by Prince Rainier, €50-€100 (left); and, a butter dish presented by King Baudouin of Belgium, €200-€400.


Sunday, September 9thDublin City Book Fair, Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4. 11am-5pm

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