Copy of 1916 Proclamation sells for €360KWednesday 16 April 2008 12.12
A copy of the 1916 Proclamation signed by one of those present in the GPO during Easter Week has been sold at auction in Dublin for €360,000.
The Proclamation, which is in good original condition and is signed by Irish rebel leader and bodyguard to Tom Clarke, Sean McGarry, was purchased by a private Irish collector over the telephone.
It is expected to remain in the country.
Buyers have spent around €2m in total on over 650 items that date mainly from the early part of the last century.
Other top selling lots include a rare handwritten and signed letter from Michael Collins to his republican colleague Austin Stack, proposing a Belfast prison break, which sold for €70,000, double its pre-sale estimate.
Sean MacDiarmada's 1916 combatant medal, posthumously awarded made €110,000 and a painting of Queen Maeve by Maud Gonne that she painted for WB Yeats, sold for €30,000.
Bidders and onlookers packed into Adam's auction house in St Stephen's Green for the extensive sale of Irish historical and political artifacts.