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# Auction

This week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Props from notable Irish movies and TV shows up for auction in Dublin
Props from Michael Collins, Banshees of Inisherin, Father Ted and Normal People are up for grabs
This year
Freddie Mercury's baby grand piano sells for £1.7 million at London auction
The manuscript for the classic Queen song Bohemian Rhapsody fetched £1.3 million at the Sotheby’s auction.
Four successful bidders in Ireland's first offshore wind contract auction revealed
The Government’s climate targets require 70% of electricity to be generated from renewable sources by 2030.
Franciscan items put up for auction to make way for Ukrainian refugees
The contents furnished Franciscan locations ‘over three generations’.
Last year
Shillelagh and letters belonging to Michael Collins to go under the hammer at auction
An estimated price of €3,000 to €4,000 has been set for “The Big Fella’s Shillelagh”.
1970s suede Birkenstocks sandals worn by Steve Jobs auctioned for nearly $220,000
Jobs and Steve Wozniak co-founded Apple in 1976 at Jobs’ parents’ house in Los Altos, California.
'Hand of God' football to be auctioned for an estimated €3million
Tunisian referee Ali Bin Nasser, who took charge of the famous 1986 World Cup quarter-final, is the owner of the ball.
Andy Warhol portrait of Grace Kelly to go on sale in Dublin
A rare corsage valued at €450,000 will also go on sale in Dublin later this week.
Money raised from auction of Normal People props to fund short film about Ukraine war
A signed pair of shorts and other Normal People memorabilia were auctioned off.
Car owned by Princess Diana sells for £650,000
The black Ford Escort RS Turbo was owned by Diana from 1985 to 1988.
Remains of two children found in suitcases auctioned in New Zealand
Police believe the bodies were likely to have been in storage for several years.
Russian journalist raises $100 million in auction for Ukraine by selling Nobel Prize
In a speech yesterday he hailed the persistence of journalists as an important check on governments.
Lock of Michael Collins’ hair sells for over €21,000 at auction
A revolver owned by the republican leader was also sold for over €10,000.
Rubens’ ‘Portrait of a Lady’ to go up for auction in Warsaw
The painting – owned by a British citizen – will go up for auction in Poland on 17 March.
All time
4 of a kind: Homes for auction, from thatched cottage to period townhouse
A selection of unique properties around the country.
Tape of 1970 John Lennon interview with four Danish teenagers sold at auction for €49,000
The 33-minute audio recording includes an interview with Lennon and Yoko Ono and two songs.
Johnny Ramone’s guitar sells for more than €760,000 at auction
The 1965 Mosrite Ventures II electric guitar was bought by a collector in the US who wished to remain anonymous.
‘World’s most expensive’ whisky miniature fetches £6,440 (€7,500) at auction
The Springbank 1919 was part of a collection that sold for £56,732.95 (€66,400)
Inventor Tim Berners-Lee puts original World Wide Web files up for auction
Digitally-signed source code documents will go under the hammer as a non-fungible token.
Relics from some of Dublin’s most iconic pubs and nightclubs to go on sale
The sale will feature items from nightspots including the Trinity Hotel, the George Nightclub and Howl at the Moon.
Portrait of Vicky Phelan raises over €45,000 for healthcare workers
A family friend of Ms Phelan’s bought the portrait for it to go on display in her hometown.
Banksy artwork removed from wall of Bristol community centre and put up for auction
The piece, Gorilla In A Pink Mask, appeared at the former social club in the elusive artist’s home city in 2001.
100-year-old Irish whiskey expected to fetch €12,000 at auction
The whiskey is a 16-year matured single malt from the George Roe distillery.
Copy of Proclamation sells for €190k at auction
It was expected to fetch between €100k and €150k.
Painting by renowned Irish artist Jack Butler Yeats sells for €1.7 million at auction
Reverie by Jack Butler Yeats had a guide price of up to €700,000.
Top hat belonging to Adolf Hitler sells for €50,000 at auction amid international protests
Several items of Nazi memorabilia fetched hundreds of thousands of Euro at the auction.
Kurt Cobain's cigarette-singed cardigan sells for €300,000
Cobain wore the cardigan during Nirvana’s 1993 Unplugged performance.
Banksy artwork depicting MPs as chimpanzees sold for record amount
Devolved Parliament went under the hammer in London last night.
Supercars auctioned for €24.7m after being seized from African leader’s son
The cars were seized amid a money-laundering probe.
Sinead O'Connor selling her 'pre-Islam' clothes to raise money for women's refuge
O’Connor made headlines in recent days after performing her Nothing Compares 2 U hit on the Late Late Show.
Kellie Harrington auctions off belt to raise money for neighbours who lost their home to fire
The world champion boxer has been receiving bids for her 2015 National Elite belt.
Banksy artwork that self-destructed is going on display in German museum
Girl with Balloon will be shown from tomorrow through to 3 March at the Frieder Burda museum.
Letter from Albert Einstein calling God a 'product of human weaknesses' sells for record €2.55 million
The letter was written in 1954 to philosopher Eric Gutkind.
Jimmy Magee's personal library of almost 1000 books to be auctioned off for charity
The Memory Man’s collection includes books and magazines from as far back as the 1960s.
'Incomparable' pink diamond aiming to sell for €44m could smash record at Geneva auction
The rectangular-cut diamond has been graded “fancy vivid” – the highest possible grade of colour intensity.
Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for €340,000 at auction of his personal items
A copy of his thesis smashed pre-sale expectations four times over to sell for £584,750.
Banksy artwork self-destructs after selling for €1.2 million at London auction
“It appears we just got Banksy-ed.”
Comcast to buy Sky for £30.45 billion, outbidding Fox
The future of Sky’s ownership has been uncertain for nearly two years.
World's largest freshwater pearl sold at auction for €320,000
The pearl once belonged to Catherine the Great.
Modigliani painting owned by Irish horse breeder John Magnier sells for record €116 million
Modigliani’s masterpiece Nu couche (sur le cote gauche) fetched the highest price in Sotheby’s history.