Rare first World War leather horse mask, €900-€1,400 at Mealy’s

War Horse, the title of a Steven Spielberg film and a West End musical based on the children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo, reminded 21st-century aud(...)

A collection of early 20th-century mugshots of Irish emigrants in America sold for €540

GAA medals are not just tokens of honour and glory. Some have significant financial value and are sought after by a growing band of Irish collectors a(...)

The great Wexford hurling star Nickey Rackard

Sports fans are among the most avid collectors and a lucrative business has developed supplying their demand for mementoes. GAA and rugby items are am(...)

Salmon Fishing on the Boyne by Nano Reid (€25,000-€35,000) at Whyte’s

Tuesday, May 20th Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers, The Chatsworth Fine Art Sale, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny. 80 per cent of lots sold. Oil painting by Abraham (...)

Wicklow Hunt Point to Point Races by Letitia Marion Hamilton, £15,000-£25,000, at  Sotheby’s, London.

Tuesday, May 20th Adam’s, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Fine Jewellery and Watches. Auction at 6pm. A 7.08 carat diamond ring, €50,000- €80,000; Ceylon (...)

Fonsie Mealy (left) and his son, George Fonsie Mealy: “In a small business it’s necessary to be somewhat of a ‘jack of all trades’,” says George Fonsie Mealy

George Fonsie Mealy is the third generation to run his family’s Kilkenny-based fine art and rare books auctioneering business. (...)

Art books are expensive to publish and, inevitably, have a limited print run. But the initial high cost to book buyers can turn out to be a bar(...)

Adam’s sold The Potato Diggers by Paul Henry for €400,000, a record price at auction for the artist.

The international art and antiques market is booming. During 2013 many auction records were smashed and the global super-rich spent billions on trophy(...)

A first edition of Whoroscope by Samuel Beckett, one of 100 copies, signed and inscribed by Beckett to his college friend Billy Cunningham was sold, with a photograph showing Cunningham beside Beckett on a golf links, for €4,200.

Bidders spent more than €250,000 on rare books, manuscripts and maps at Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers’ sale in the Clyde Court Hotel, Dublin on Tuesday. Mo(...)

A thrilling account of hunting in British Raj India, Oriental Field Sports by Capt Thomas Williamson, published in 1808, is illustrated with hand-coloured plates and estimated at €700-€1,000 at Mealy’s

Rare books seldom achieve the stratospheric multi-million dollar prices that have become almost routine in the international art market. But last mont(...)