History, literature, collectibles... bid

A James Bond Dr No film poster with amendments by the Irish censor, including a dress superimposed on Ursula Andress — who is clad in a bikini in the original, is at Whyte’s tomorrow (€600-€800).

History, literature, collectibles... bid

With everything from an original 1691 letter on the campaign of King William of Orange in Ireland (€300-€500), a selection of 18th century Irish sea charts including Cork and Dublin (€150-250); an 1804 letter concerning the escape of two French prisoners from their guards in Cork (€100-€150); to a selection of Irish Republican Fenian Bonds (€400-€600), Whyte’s sale of History, Literature and Collectibles at Freemason’s Hall, Molesworth St, Dublin tomorrow, is brimful of interest.

There are Irish picture postcards from 1905-1920;some Cork International Exhibition commemorative ware; a painting of the Titanic passing the Fastnet Rock by James Morton (€2,000-3,000); military medals; an Irish First World War recruiting poster and a collection of fossils gathered in the North Kilkenny coalfields (€300-500).

There is memorabilia from the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence and the Civil War; a John F Kennedy Presidential Campaign poster (€400-500) a James Bond Dr No Irish censored film poster (€600-€800), (in which a dress has been superimposed on Ursula Andress who wore a bikini in the original), and a signed photograph of the Dalai Lama (€80-100).

There are also signed poetry books and photographs; sporting medals and programmes, and old coins and bank notes in a sale of more than 900 lots which is on view today from 10am to 5pm.

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