Sotheby's Islamic sale is Thursday (10.30am). It also offers Indian miniatures from the British Rail pension fund, Tuesday (6pm); and on Wednesday it has carpets (10.30am) and manuscripts (10.30am). Strictly for voyeurs: Bonhams offers the biggest Mughal emerald at auction, Friday (11am): est. pounds 150,000- pounds 250,000.
An entire private collection of medical instruments at Christie's South Kensington, Thursday (2pm) has a Roman bronze fertility amulet, to be worn on the penis: est. pounds 100- pounds 150.
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Natural history and travel books are at Christie's, Wednesday (10.30am). Classic cars are at Brooks, Olympia, Wednesday (6pm).
Honiton: Private collection of Victorian commemorative china, plus Baxter and Le Blond prints, postcards and cigarette cards, Thursday (2pm). On Friday (11am), furniture, pictures, ceramics. Bonhams, Dowell Street (0404 41872).
Manchester: Resale timeshare weeks, low or no reserve, in France, Florida, Portugal, Ibiza, Menorca, Tenerife, Spain, Lanzarote, Corfu etc, tomorrow (2pm): Novotel, Manchester West. Kenneth Ward Resorts (081-339 0010).
Launceston: Sale of ephemera related to the West Country, the Isles of Scilly and Daphne du Maurier, Tuesday (10.30am). Jamaica Inn Gallery, Old School, Bolventor (0566 86020).
Cambridge: Japanese lacquer Tobako- bon and 1900 Egyptian Revival chair in antiques and art sale, Wednesday-Thursday (11am daily): Cheffins, Grain & Commins, 2 Clifton Road (0223 213343).
Northampton: 150 lots of audio equipment following 500-lot general auction, today (9.30am). Albion Auction Rooms, Commercial Street (0604 22735).
Stafford: Annual nursery sale of bedding plants, container-grown shrubs and garden machinery, next Saturday (10am). Hall and Lloyd, South Street (0785 58176).
London International Antique Dolls, Kensington Town Hall, W8, tomorrow (081-693 5432).
Westminster Spring Antiques, Royal Horticultural Hall, Thursday to 1 May. Penman (0225 444292).
Antique and Collectors: South of England Showground, Ardingly (near Haywards Heath), Wednesday. Ben Whitaker (0636 702326).
Hatfield House Spring Antiques (40 dealers), last day tomorrow. Bailey Fairs (0277 364045).
Brunel Clock and Watch: Brunel University, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge (148 stands) tomorrow (0895 834357).
Countrywide: Antiques Trade Gazette (071- 930 4957) and Government Auction News (071-928 9001, hotline 0891 887700).Reuse content