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Lot 53: SINN FEIN PROPAGANDA LABELSA rare full sheet of ‘’Celtic Cross’’ Sinn Fein Propaganda Labels, c. 1916, the sheet having 72 stamps in 8 columns and 9 rows, with blank edging and loosely mounted on a larger sheet bearing the inscription “Taken from th

Important Irish Art 7th December 2016

by Adam's

December 7, 2016

Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland

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  • SINN FEIN PROPAGANDA LABELSA rare full sheet of ‘’Celtic Cross’’ Sinn Fein Propaganda Labels, c. 1916, the sheet having 72 stamps in 8 columns and 9 rows, with blank edging and loosely mounted on a larger sheet bearing the inscription “Taken from th
  • SINN FEIN PROPAGANDA LABELSA rare full sheet of ‘’Celtic Cross’’ Sinn Fein Propaganda Labels, c. 1916, the sheet having 72 stamps in 8 columns and 9 rows, with blank edging and loosely mounted on a larger sheet bearing the inscription “Taken from th
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Description: SINN FEIN PROPAGANDA LABELSA rare full sheet of ‘’Celtic Cross’’ Sinn Fein Propaganda Labels, c. 1916, the sheet having 72 stamps in 8 columns and 9 rows, with blank edging and loosely mounted on a larger sheet bearing the inscription “Taken from the Rebels after the retaking of the Post Office. Dublin May 1916. Brought to me by an officer in my regiment - 4th Bat. Royal Irish Fusiliers”. Each label depicts a Celtic Cross with ringed centre, inscribed ‘’Eire’’ & ‘’Sinn Fein’’ & decorated with shamrocks. These labels were first printed in 1908 with the intention of attaching them to all Sinn Fein Correspondence on the opposite side to the British postage stamp, as a visible sign of Irish Nationalism and to raise funds for the Sinn Fein cause.Together with an attached “Manchester Martyrs” propaganda label and a Lafayette black and white half length portrait of James Connolly, printed on card, 14.5 x 10cm, with printed inscription “Yours, fighting and hoping, James Connolly”.Provenance: Collection of Lt. Col. J.C.W. Madden, who commanded a battalion of the Irish Fusiliers in Dublin during 1916.Provenance: Sold in these rooms, Lot 34, Important Irish Art, 25th May 2005; Previously from the collection of Lt. Col. J.C.W. Madden, who commanded a battalion of the Irish Fusiliers in Dublin during 1916.

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