Now I don't know whether much of the Northern Bank millions remains unspent by Sinn Féin and the IRA, but if there is a spare $500,000 still lying around republican coffers it could serve as an opening bid for this rather flimsy looking item.
The Bloomsbury auction house in New York is charged with selling "the only full-sized tricolour of the 1916 rising extant". Apparently it was retrieved by British forces from the GPO in Dublin.
It might be, as the blurb points out, a flag "of enormous historic importance", but I would suggest, whoever buys this piece of Irish linen has too much money. It's estimated to raise between $500,000 - $700,000 USD!