The personal collection of the late Pat Herbert, founder of “Ye Olde Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio” at the Martello Tower in Howth. - 572 Lots

by Oliver Usher
8th Mar 2022 from 11am GMT
Oliver Usher
Usher Auctions
The Auction Rooms
John Street
A82 E022
046 9241097
Sale Description:
The personal collection of the late Pat Herbert, founder of “Ye Olde Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio” at the Martello Tower in Howth.

The sale, which takes place in our Auction Rooms on John Street in Kells, contains over 100 vintage radios. There are also fine examples of gramophones, phonographs, telephones, communication memorabilia, LP’s and 78’s records, gramophone horns, film & advertising posters, radio scripts, old newspapers inc. The Nation, Dublin Penny Journal, The Statesman and The United Irishmen, radio manuals and books on local history & travel, copper measures, Victorian Oil Lamps, rare c.75 piece Victorian Mason Dinner Service, Victorian meat platters and many more interesting lots of ephemera.
Sale Dates:
8th March 2022 from 11am GMT - (Lots 1 to 572)
Viewing Dates:
3rd March 2022 - 10am to 5pm
4th March 2022 - 10am to 5pm
5th March 2022 - 12pm to 5pm
6th March 2022 - 2pm to 6pm
7th March 2022 - 10am to 5pm

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1. Subject to the absolute discretion of the Auctioneer, the highest bidder to be the purchaser and if any dispute arises between two or more bidders, the dispute may be settled by the Auctioneer, or the lot so in dispute may immediately be put up and resold.

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3. The lots to be taken away and paid for, whether genuine or authentic, or not, with all fault and errors of description at the buyer’s expense and risk immediately from the close of sale. The Auctioneer not being responsible for the correct description, genuineness or authenticity of, or any default or defect in any lot and make no warranty whatever.

4. The goods remain on the premises at the purchaser’s risk from the fall of the hammer and shall be taken with all imperfections, damage or errors of description. Purchasers are deemed to have thoroughly inspected each lot prior to the sale and the Auctioneer does not give any warranty or guarantee whatsoever.

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