On December 7 in Dublin, Adam's sells three documents related to this event : two original copies of the proclamation poster dated April 23 and an autograph order for unconditional surrender signed by the strategist and spokesman of the movement, PH Pearse, on a paper 35 x 21 cm.
Each poster is estimated € 250K, lot 51 and lot 52. Another copy was sold for £ 305K including premium by Sotheby's on December 15, 2015. The surrender manuscript is estimated in excess of € 1M, lot 50. It had been sold for € 700K before fees by the same auction house on May 25, 2005.
The broadsheet had been printed in a great hurry on a 76 x 51 cm paper size. About 1,000 copies have been printed and less than 50 survive. The printer did not have the necessary equipment, which is perfectly visible with the two different types of the tiny 'e'. The inking is irregular.
The order of surrender was written by Pearse in several copies to communicate with each of the insurgent groups. Pearse himself had to surrender the day before and had no possibility to negotiate. Its text clearly indicates the intention to stop the slaughter. The National Museum of Ireland has two of these documents.
Posters unsold (lot 51) and SOLD for € 150K before fees (lot 52)