Cabbage vendors: a postcard included in one of the biggest collections of vintage Irish postcards dating mostly  from 1905-1920

Are you a deltiologist? No, it doesn’t mean membership of a weird cult or refer to the latest fad diet. The little-used word is used to describe a col(...)

A security guard  watches over the Pablo Picasso’s painting ‘Les femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’), oil on canvas during an auction at Christie’s in New York, NY. The painting set a new record world auction record for any work of art selling for 160 million US dollar (142.9 million euro) plus auction fees of 12 percent, costing a total of 179.3 million US dollar. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA 1:19

A painting by Picasso sold for $179.4 million (€159.86 million) at Christie’s in New York last night creating a new world record price for any work(...)

 ‘Portrait of a bearded man’ by Rubens  - part of Beit collection, for auction at Christie’s London in July

The sale of Old Master paintings from Russborough House in Co Wicklow is “an absolute necessity” if the stately home is to remain open to the publi(...)

Edmund Spenser’s very rare The Faerie Queene, published in London in 1596, which collector Tony Sweeney    described as “the most majestic English language allegorical poem to be written in this country”, is   estimated at €3,000-€5,000

Collectors of rare books, from Ireland and overseas, will be among the bidders at Adam’s in St Stephen’s Green when a collection of “books, broadsides(...)

Detail from ‘L’Allée des Alyscamps’ by van Gogh, which sold for $66.3 million

Auction results: Sunday (May 3rd) Dolan’s Art Auction at Kelly’s Resort Hotel, Co Wexford: Carraroe, Connemara by Charles Lamb, €8,500 (€7(...)

Sheppard’s has already established a reputation for selling Chinese porcelain

Sheppard’s auctioneers, in Durrow, Co Laois, is to hold its first auction in Dublin later this month, a move signalling increased competition in the c(...)

The Ring (Engagement) by Roy Lichtenstein, dating from 1963

Combined estimates for the May series of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art auctions at Christie’s and Sotheby’s in New York are, astoundingly(...)

The  “Victory Watch” features a distinctive enamel dial showing St George slaying the dragon, with a trident as the hour hand

Sotheby’s has announced that it will offer at auction this autumn “a unique Victory Watch” commissioned for Sir Winston Churchill, the British prime m(...)

James Connolly’s Scottish Labour Party membership  card is  described as “in need of restoration” by a paper conservator

The Easter 1916 Rising leader James Connolly’s membership card for the Scottish Labour Party has come to light and is to be auctioned in Dublin today (...)

Letters from Private Edward Parry. Parry complained constantly  about Fermoy, Co Cork, where he was sent for training in 1918, in letters home to his wife and family.

Nuns in cahoots with Sinn Féin, drunken women, terrible weather and awful food were among a litany of complaints made by a British soldier stationed i(...)