Ex-army man’s collection is up for grabs in Carrigtwohill sale

Des O’Sullivan on the sale of a unique collection of more than 450 lots from a retired military man.

AN ORIGINAL White Star Line poster, an antique framed map of Cork city, an 1820 brass bound military chest, probably made in Cork, and silver teaspoons by Richard Garde are among the lots from the late collector Patrick Cremin, at the Lynes and Lynes sale in Carrigtwohill next Saturday (November 15) at 11 am.

Mr Cremin, who had retired from the Irish Army at Collin’s Barracks, was a well known figure at auction rooms and antique shops in Cork. His collection ranges from porcelain, china and glass to silver, lead soldiers and collector’s items. There are red glass lustres (€150-€250), Oriental brass vases (€200-€400); Royal Crown Derby vases (€100-€200); a pair of Staffordshire greyhounds (€60-€100); and a set of fox hunting prints by Edith Somerville (€400-€600).

Among the curiosities is an old American travelling trunk inscribed The Lord Monteague, Irish Guards (€30-€50). Those whose memories stretch back a little bit further, might be taken by a boxed collection of old intaglio prints with a receipt from the old Leonard Clarke Antique Shop at Academy St in Cork (€100-€200).

Furniture includes a neatly-sized over mantle mirror (€80-€150) and an Edwardian sideboard (€100-€300). A large quantity of records and numerous teapots, an attractive Victorian papier-mache box and collectible quantities of lead soldiers are included in this sale of more than 450 lots.

The White Star poster and the antique map of Cork are estimated respectively at €60-€120 and €100-€200. Viewing in Carrigtwohill is on next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 8 pm with very limited viewing on this day week.


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