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IRISH PUB MEMORABILIA AND COLLECTIBLES SALE HIGHLIGHTS

Some fantastically rare and highly collectible items are set to appear in our Irish Pub Memorabilia and Collectibles Auction taking place live online next Wednesday August 12th. Every time we host a sale, we are faced with the same predicament; choosing highlights. How do we go about choosing some lots over others? The truth is that we quite like all the lots we take in for sale at our auctions. You wouldn’t find them in our catalogue otherwise. It’s [...]

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THE HEART AND HOME

Stunning collection of antique home interiors and decorative pieces going to auction in the Summer Garden and Decorative Interiors Sale by Victor Mee Auctions this weekend. There is often a reservation in buying antique interior pieces for the home. To the novice eye, antiques are often seen as expensive, formal and complicated. Buying them is a sport best left to the wealthy and the experts. It can be intimidating to venture into the antiques game. We regularly see buyers, particularly [...]

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CRÈME DE LA CRÈME

Exquisite Collection of Garden Décor and Furniture to go under the hammer in the Summer Garden and Decorative Interiors Sale By Victor Mee Auctions Despite the oft lacklustre personality of the Irish summer, we’re still a nation of outdoorsy people. We love a grand soft day. We love to walk the dog. We love a freshly cut lawn and a blooming bed of paeonies. Even more, we love putting our stamp on our environment. We’ve used the word “haven” before. [...]

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Business Unusual At Victor Mee Auctions

We thought you should know… As the country awakens from the unexpected hibernation brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic, we’d like to take an opportunity to say welcome back and how we have missed you to all of our clients and friends here at Victor Mee Auctions. Last month saw us host our first auction since the lockdown was implemented in Ireland. We conducted the sale exclusively online and we experienced unprecedented interest and bids. Unsure if we could match the [...]

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Dusting Down the Gavel

 Extraordinary Turn out for Our First Ever Exclusively Online Sale There’s a buzz about a live auction that it is oft said cannot be imitated. Bidders trailing in, catalogue in one hand, pen in the other, game face on. The office is always a flurry of activity as bids surge in and the phone boils over with questions and eager registrations. There’s a tension as the auctioneer takes his place on the rostrum; the room falls silent. A palpable nervousness [...]

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The Grandest of Farewells

Lot 458 - Extremely rare late 19th. C. hand operated Fairground carousel in working order. Gerard Derry’s Retirement Auction by Victor Mee Auctions marks the end of an era for one of the most renowned figures in the business and comprises 845 lots of decorative and eclectic interior and garden pieces. Retirements are a big deal. They mark a life’s work. In the case of this sale, they also mark a life’s passion. Gerard Derry entered the antiques trade around the same [...]

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – TEMPORARY CLOSURE

To all our clients and friends, Allow us first to say that our thoughts are with you and your families right now as we attempt to navigate this crazy and unprecedented world we have been plunged into. For now at least, we are faced with a stark reminder of just how small our world really is and the seriousness of the responsibility we have to protect our communities in times of crisis. Look guys, we’re not going to offer up some [...]

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DECORATIVE INTERIORS AND RELIGIOUS ARTIFACTS SALE HIGHLIGHTS

In our last few blog posts we’ve focused our attention on our upcoming Irish Country Interiors Sale on February 26th. We’d like now to switch our (and your) attention to the Decorative Interiors and Religious Artifacts Sale on February 27th which includes many exquisite pieces of interior wares and genuine religious items that we’re expecting massive interest in. In advance of next week’s sale, we’ve taken some time to go through all 680 fantastic lots and have somehow filtered them [...]

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IRISH COUNTRY FURNITURE: VICTORS’ VERNACULAR

We get excited about all the sales we host here at Victor Mee Auctions. Each one means a lot to us. Each one afforded maximum effort by the team. But every now and again a collection makes its way through our saleroom doors that enlivens us more than any other. The collection of Irish country furniture going to auction with us on February 26th is one such collection. You see, Victor Mee holds a particular affection for this class of [...]

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Spongeware

On February 26th we will host our second sale of the year with the Irish Country Interiors Sale. We’ve talked a little about the furniture side of the sale, and we will again, but we’d also like to take a moment to acquaint you with a huge collector draw, of which we have an impressive collection; spongeware. The thing is, you’re probably already more familiar with spongeware than you realize. As much as your granny probably has a dresser in [...]

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