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Walking stick owned by Northern Ireland's first PM sells at auction for £10,000

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Walking stick owned by Northern Ireland's first PM sells at auction for £10,000

Auctioneer Karl Bennett has sold a walking stick once owned by Northern Ireland’s first prime minister, Sir James Craig, for £10,000.

The blackthorn cane had been estimated to sell for between £4,000 and £6,000 with the stick being given to Mr.Craig in County Armagh in 1925.

Karl Bennett, the managing director of Bloomfield Auctions said: “When we look back at history it’s typical that a lot of the Irish republican items do go for a lot more than the unionist items”.

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