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A RECORD pounds 20,000- pounds 30,000 for a British poster is expected at Christie's South Kensington for an art nouveau lithograph by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (d1928). His work is rarely seen at auction. The poster, designed for the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, shows a stylised female figure. The sale, Thursday, 2pm, also has some Hockneys, est pounds 300-pounds 500, and British Rail posters at pounds 200-pounds 400.

There is a small sale of dolls and teddy bears at Christie's South Kensington, Thursday (2pm), and two Colonnade sales at Sotheby's: Oriental artworks, 13th to 20th century, Tuesday and Wednesday (10.30am daily), and British pictures, Wednesday (10.30am). The picture sale has Sir Edwin Landseer's chalk and pencil drawing, Study of a Seated Girl, est pounds 300-pounds 400, which last appeared at Christie's in 1874 titled A Lady Reading. More pictures, many under pounds 100, at Phillips Bayswater, Tuesday (noon).

Is your collection of Staffordshire figures missing a dog, a fox or a goat? The late Lady Henderson, an avid collector, specialised in animals. Her comprehensive collection, built up over half a century, is at Phillips on Wednesday (11am). There are some scarce bocage figures (a lion and unicorn pair are est pounds 1,500-pounds 2,000) but some lots are under pounds 100.

Best of the rest: musical instruments at Phillips, Thursday (11am). Printed books at Christie's South Kensington, Friday (10.30am). Furniture at Phillips Bayswater, Monday (10am).


Oldham: Interesting mix of household wares, brassware, fancy goods, garden items, furniture, carpeting, Wednesday 2pm. Phoenix Auctions, Ramsey Street, Chadderton (061-620 2556).

Manchester: Oriental ivories, English and European ceramics, Victorian and later glassware, Tuesday (noon). Capes Dunn, 38 Charles Street (061 273 1911).

Hereford: Two-day disposal at Rotherwas Industrial Estate, Monday (10.30am), bakery and catering equipment. Tuesday (10am), commercial vehicles and cars, tools, 800 lots of high quality office furniture, printing and workshop machinery, office equipment. Russell, Baldwin & Bright (0432 355441).

Odiham, Hampshire: Collection of miniature furniture, 19th-century refectory table, deco mirror, Royal Worcester dinner service, Wednesday (2pm). Stephen R Thomas, High Street, Hartley Wintney (0252 844410).

Boston: Usual weekly sale on Bargate Green, Wednesday (10am): local produce including eggs, lorries, plant and machinery, bicycles, timber, bric-a-brac. Eleys (0205 361687).

Amersham: English and Continental ceramics, silver, furniture, Thursday (10.30am). Pretty & Ellis, Station Road (0494 729292) .

Petersfield: Victorian and Edwardian wardrobes, dining tables and chairs, set of apothecary's drawers, silver, ceramics, Friday (10am). Jacobs & Hunt, Lavant Street (0730 262744)

Nottingham: Arthur Johnson's weekly sale, today (9.30am), offers 2,000 lots from produce and outside effects to jewellery, collectables, furniture, electricals, commercial and trade stocks. Nottingham Auction Centre, The Cattle Market, Meadow Lane (0602 869128).


Petersfield Antiques Fair, Town Hall, today and tomorrow. Gamlin Exhibition Services (0452 862557).

Harrogate Antiques and Fine Art Fair: Royal Baths, today and tomorrow (0423 567933).

Puckrup Hall Hotel Antiques Fair, near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, today and tomorrow. Wakefield Fairs (0634 723461).

South-east Counties Antique Dealers Fair, Goodwood House, Sussex, today and tomorrow. Country House Events (0937 541065).

Antiques Trade Gazette (071-930 4957); Government Auction News (071-734 8291; hotline 0891 887700).

Look out for . . .

SHOP stock in Bridgnorth - 250 lots of Dinky, Hornby, Corgi, pre-war German toys and train sets, Georgian and later furniture, Tuesday (11am). Perry and Phillips, Listley Street (0746 762248).

And in Wandsworth, London SW18: Liquidation and police sale, Monday (10am), household effects, office equipment, vehicles, machinery. General Auctions, 63 Garrett Lane (081-874 2955).

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