Welcome to this week’s second installment of recommendations for upcoming auctions. It’s so hard to keep these posts short and sweet, because the variety of items for sale is so diverse.

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I’ve tried to capture that sense in today’s post, hence my first pick – a pair of antlers. Yes, really. I imagine this lot is appealing if you run a B&B or hotel in the countryside (don’t let this put you off, city dwellers). This pair is up for auction at McTear’s tomorrow (lot 343).

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Not into animal bone? Me neither. Like wine? Me too. This next lot from Rye Auction Galleries will be of much greater interest. It comprises a bottle of Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle wine, 1984 vintage, together with a bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape Selection Pierre Lebon 1985 vintage.

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The estimate on these bad boys is £40-60. The auction starts at 10am, but this is lot 278, so you don’t need to rush. It may be worth placing a bid beforehand if you’ve got a busy day ahead of you.

Want some music to listen to while you drink your vino? You may want to check out Arthur Johnson & Sons. On 4th Feb, they are auctioning off 25 Beatles 45rpm records ‘including Hard Days Night, Magical Mystery Tour, EPs, etc.’ The auctioneers’ estimate is £30-50. If you have a record player, this is a good haul. As with most of these auctions, proceedings kick off at 10am. Let me know if you buy anything.

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