|01||The Jersey Marine Auction||19980512||19990208|
The annual social event at which islanders can pick up a cheap oilskin and catch up on local gossip.
|02||The Inverurie Livestock Auction||19980519||19990209|
In Scotland, small farmers struggle to get a good price for their cattle in a market ravaged by BSE and dwindling export sales.
|03||The Corkscrew Auction||19980526||19990210|
The biggest date in the corkscrew collector's calendar takes place at Christie's in London. International devotees salivate over a rare Philos Blake patent with a catalogue price of 8,000 pounds.
|04||The Lost Property Auction||19980602||19990211|
A consignment of condensed soup, a brass toilet seat and a stash of bungee tape come under the hammer at Stalybridge in Cheshire.
|05 LAST||The Promise Auction||19980609||19990212|
A fund-raising auction for the Catholic church in the Oxfordshire village of Dorchester-on-Thames. Home-baked croissants, guitar lessons and a caravan holiday in Salcombe are some of the lots on offer.