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Copy of Irish Proclamation sells for €185,000

Original copies of the document are rare.

H2548-L90250709 Source: Whyte's

A COPY OF the Irish Proclamation has been sold for €185,000.

The document was sold at a history auction held by Whyte’s in Dublin today.

Its guide price was €150,000 – €250,000.

Original copies of the proclamation are rare, with a number on display in places such as Dáil Éireann and The National Museum.

H2548-L90250774 Source: Whyte's

A 1916 Rising service medal posthumously awarded to Tom Clarke, a signatory to the Proclamation, did not sell at the auction. Its guide price was estimated at €80,000 – €120,000.

An Easter Rising medal awarded posthumously to Joseph Plunkett also failed to sell. It was expected to reach bids of €70,000 – €100,000.

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