The bargain of the week spells death to manicured nails, but it may appeal to those with fond memories of the days when we talked, as opposed to exchanging e-mails. Catalogued as an Edwardian telephone converted for modern use, it is one of 700 lots due to go under the hammer on March 18 at Matthews Antiques, Collectable & Interiors Auction, Oldcastle, Co Meath, estimate €30-€50; matthewsauctionrooms.com
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