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# Auction

Last month
May 2023
# offshore wind
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.
# Auction
Franciscan items put up for auction to make way for Ukrainian refugees
The contents furnished Franciscan locations ‘over three generations’.
Last year
# Michael Collins
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”.
# Steve Jobs
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.
# Maradona
'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.
# Auction
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.
# Ukraine
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.
# UK
Car owned by Princess Diana sells for £650,000
The black Ford Escort RS Turbo was owned by Diana from 1985 to 1988.
# New Zealand
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.
# Belfast
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.
# Art
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
4 of a kind: Homes for auction, from thatched cottage to period townhouse
A selection of unique properties around the country.
# Denmark
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.
# rock history
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.
# Whisky Business
‘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)
# nft
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.
# Under the Hammer
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.
# heroes aid
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.
# Gorilla In A Pink Mask
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.
# Whiskey galore
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.
# Proclamation
Copy of Proclamation sells for €190k at auction
It was expected to fetch between €100k and €150k.
# going going gone
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.
# Nazi memorabilia
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.
# Sold
Kurt Cobain's cigarette-singed cardigan sells for €300,000
Cobain wore the cardigan during Nirvana’s 1993 Unplugged performance.
# Guerilla art
Banksy artwork depicting MPs as chimpanzees sold for record amount
Devolved Parliament went under the hammer in London last night.
# Equatorial Guinea
Supercars auctioned for €24.7m after being seized from African leader’s son
The cars were seized amid a money-laundering probe.
# Auction
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.
# good cause
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.
# girl with balloon
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.
# well holy god
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.
# Memory Man
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.
# pink legacy
'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.
# Christie's London
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.
# going going gone
Banksy artwork self-destructs after selling for €1.2 million at London auction
“It appears we just got Banksy-ed.”
# Auction
Comcast to buy Sky for £30.45 billion, outbidding Fox
The future of Sky’s ownership has been uncertain for nearly two years.
# going going gone
World's largest freshwater pearl sold at auction for €320,000
The pearl once belonged to Catherine the Great.
# Under the Hammer
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.
# Cheers
Russell Crowe held an auction to pay for his divorce and raised millions from film memorabilia
The breast plate he wore in Gladiator went for €78,000.
# Auction
Woman buys Irish painting worth up to $10,000 at US thrift store for just $1
The woman had no idea what the painting was worth when she first bought it.