Michael Collins’ walking stick and Nazi milk jug for sale at Bloomfields Auction
A walking stick used by Republican leader Michael Collins, artwork by loyalist killer Michael Stone and a metal door to Maze Prison are just a few of the items related to the conflict on the island of Ireland which were auctioned next week.
loomfield Auctions in Belfast will be hosting the auction next Tuesday, with an array of historical items available for collectors and those interested in the Troubles.
Other items include Nazi memorabilia, including a porcelain jug tied to the upper echelons of the Nazi Party during World War II.
22 paintings of Milltown killer Michael Stone, an avid artist, will be included.
Among the paintings are an image of the Queen with Union Flag glasses, a Titanic-themed work and a painting bearing the words “No longer the silent majority – challenge Republican revisionism”.
The Bloomfield Auctions website says the event will also feature âpolice, military and related jewelry and watchesâ.
The Michael Collins walking stick has already been sold, with the website saying the latest offer on the item was for Â£ 460.
On the list it is written: “An important silver walking cane that previously belonged to Michael Collins.”
The article also comes with a letter of provenance.
A prison door at Long Kesh Detention Center, which was later renamed HMP Maze, near Lisburn, is also listed as follows: âThe heavy Long Kesh prison door is said to be H5. It has UVF striped [on a metal bar on the inside]. ‘
The Nazi porcelain cream carafe is described as a “small Nymphenburg porcelain milk / creamer jug ââfrom Joesph Goebbel’s personal wagon, 207”.
Inmate Prison art will be available along with an original death card by Michael Collins and hurling sticks made in Portlaoise Prison and signed by various Republicans including Joe Cahill.
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