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The McCabe Collection – A Legacy

Next weeks memorabilia auction of an incredible private collection of memorabilia and advertising includes brands such as Guinness, Old Bushmills, Murphys, Jameson, Beamish, Harp Lager, Smithwicks, Cork Dry Gin, Paddy, Dunvilles and much much more. There’s something really rather special afoot at Victor Mee Auctions at the moment. The McCabe Collection Sale taking place this Monday and Tuesday October 5th and 6th is something spectacular. It’s not just because it boasts almost 1400 lots that have never been seen before. [...]

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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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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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Knick Knack Paddy – The Comforting Clutter of the Irish Pub

Doolin’s of Vancouver. The Blarney Stone of Shanghai. Bubbles O’Leary’s of Uganda. Silver’s of Moscow. McGettigan’s of Dubai. The Wild Rover of Cusco. The Drunken Poet of Melbourne. You’ve perhaps never heard of any of these far-flung establishments but they all share a common mission; to bring the incomparable charm of the traditional Irish pub to their own locale. You see, the Irish Pub is something of a prodigy. Its very soul exported across the globe and carrying with it a [...]

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Antique Advertising: A Good Sign

Rare early 20th C. Paddy Old Irish Whiskey advertising mirror   As we approach our first sale of 2020, our auction saleroom is brimming with a vibrant and nostalgic display of antique signage and advertising memorabilia. This is one of our specialties here at Victor Mee Auctions. We love to see the walls adorned like this. It whets our antique appetite. Our Pub Memorabilia and Advertising sales are always big ones for us. They attract great interest from buyers, and with good [...]

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Loud and Proud – Incorporating antique pieces in a contemporary home

Hey guys have you heard the news?! Minimalism is over, that’s the word on our street. And, after a brief moment of mildly genuine grief for the vapidness of minimalism, we at Victor Mee Auctions are delighted to introduce you all too… *drum roll*…. Maximalism! No it is not a silly made up term to justify clutter! Maximalism is the interior design movement of the Gen Z’er and the Millennial. It is, of course, inspired. But certainly, it is a contemporary [...]

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What it takes…

In our last blog we waxed ever so justifiably lyrical about the Palace Collection Sale, which occurred on September 30th in Kilmore Cavan to great commendation. We could buzz all day about the auction. But we won’t. We don’t need to. Suffice to say it was a roaring success. Bidders came, bidders bid, and bidders left with smiles upon their faces and treasure upon their backseats. What we really want to talk about in the aftermath of the Palace Collection Sale [...]

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