Rare Book Monthly

Articles - August - 2013 Issue

Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers, a new banner and online address

F. mealy and son

Mr. Fonsie Mealy and his son George F.

The name Mealy has long been associated with the Fine Art & Antiquarian Book Trade in Ireland. Fonsie Mealy (formerly Mealy’s) is an acknowledged expert in Rare Books, Manuscripts, Historical Memorabilia & Fine Arts. He received most of his training and knowledge from his late father who established the company back in 1934.

Fonsie joined the firm in 1966, soon after the business moved to its present rooms at the Old Cinema, Chatsworth Street, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny. He now runs the business with his son George Fonsie, who joined in 2005, and with him their name and reputation continues to grow (expand). In 2013 to streamline their operations, for ease of access (or easier access) a new name was established Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers, along with a new domain www.fonsiemealy.ie.

The firm will continue to offer their numerous clients a professional service with their unique personal touch. With over fifty years’ experience in the dispersal and sale of rare books, single lots or entire libraries, family archives, manuscripts, historical documents, maps, ephemera, sporting memorabilia, collectors’ items, they have justly earned immense respect and support from dealers, collectors and institutions around the world.

They look forward with enthusiasm and excitement to the future and are well placed to continue to hold their coveted position as Ireland’s leading Rare Book Auctioneers.

Links:     www.fonsiemealy.ie/auctions

Email:    info@fonsiemealy.ie

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For sample Catalogues please contact their office:

“The Old Cinema” Chatsworth Street, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny. Tel: 00353-56-4441229

Over the years the company has handled many important sales.  Here is a sampling:

The Estate of Ambrose Congreve, Mount Congreve, Co. Waterford [2012]

Contents of Hanna Bookshops, Dublin, (established over 100 years) [2011]

The Mallow Castle Sale, in County Cork  [2010]

Sale on behalf of the Honourable Garech de Brun, at Luggala, Co. Wicklow [2006]

The dispersal sale at Lissadell House of Sir Jocyln & Lady Gore-Booth in Co. Sligo [2002]

Abbeyleix House for Viscount De Vesci, Co. Leix [1995]

The Renowned Collection of Mr. Ronnie Mc Donnell, at Kilmainham Hospital, Dublin [1993]

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