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Matthews Auctioneers to sell important Arthur Quinlan Collection

More than 170 lots from the important Arthur Quinlan collection will be auctioned by Matthews auctioneers of Oldcastle, Co Meath, next week.

Matthews Auctioneers to sell important Arthur Quinlan Collection

Matthews Auctioneers of Oldcastle, Co Meath are to sell an important Arthur Quinlan (1921-2012) Collection in their October 28, 600-lot auction of antiques.

Historic collection of former Irish Times journalist to be auctioned next week

More than 170 lots from the important Arthur Quinlan collection will be auctioned by Matthews auctioneers of Oldcastle, Co Meath, next week.

Wrong-way Corrigan and other wonders

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Early morning July 17 1938, Douglas Corrigan, a young aviator, climbed into a small and rather battered nine-year old Curtiss Robin monoplane, at Brooklyn airfield New York. He was cleared to fly to California. It was a misty overcast morning. Instead of turning east, he headed out over the Atlantic. Twenty-eight hours later, surviving on two chocolate bars, two boxes of fig bars, and a few gallons of water, he landed in Baldonnel airport, Dublin, to everyone’s amazement. He was immediately christened ‘Wrong Way’ Corrigan, and the world press loved him. The New York Post printed its headline back to front to join in the fun. Especially as it emerged that Corrigan’s plane had many modifications made to it, including two large petrol tanks strapped in front of the cockpit, allowing him to only see out sideways. One of the tanks leaked on the way over. He had to slash a hole in the floor to allow the fuel out.

Birdsongs: Shearwater to play Róisín Dubh

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THERE IS a Chinese proverb which states: “A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.”

 

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