THE SF STORY AUCTION: A THOUSAND AND ONE NEEDS

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An auction like no other... an Auction of STORIES.

Women and girls around the world urgently need the help of The Scheherazade Foundation. Thanks to recent crowdfunding campaigns, we're now paying for orphan girls' education in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, launching a 'camel library' in Baluchistan, and are working on a major and exciting new initiative for Arabia: the SF All-Female Empty Quarter Expedition

And for these projects to continue, your support is needed.

Thanks to very generous donations by friends and well-wishers, SF is launching its first fundraising auction – a week-long online event this November. But rather than simply auctioning the valuable items sent in, we're attaching a story to each one – new tales written specially to match the object in question.

The winning bidder will receive both the story and the object.

But that's not all. In addition, any item that sells for higher than its guide price will be accompanied by a limited edition illustration print from the Sir Richard Burton edition of The Arabian Nights.

We hope you can join us for this first SF STORY AUCTION. Bidding starts at 10.00 GMT on 25 November and ends at 20.00 GMT on Thursday 2 December.

Please help us to keep helping others. It's only with your backing that we can carry on doing what needs to be done.

Thank you.

The SF team  
ScheherazadeFoundation.org

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Lot 8
£ 140
11
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Berber Necklace + Story: "The Queen and the Necklace of Fortune"
Lot 18
£ 95
15
NOT STARTED
Copy of World Tales + Story "The Happiest Man in the World"
Lot 14
£ 350
3
NOT STARTED
Coco de Mer + Story "The Wondrous Seed"
Lot 17
£ 140
21
NOT STARTED
Antique Key + Story "Nasrudin and the Lost Key"
Lot 19
£ 400
33
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Edmund Dulac illustrated Arabian Nights + Story: "The King, the Dog + the Bowl"
Lot 11
£ 190
15
NOT STARTED
Cartoon of Nasrudin + Story: "The Hoopoe's Flight"
Lot 13
£ 170
8
NOT STARTED
Three Signed Manuscripts by Tahir Shah + 3 New Nasrudin Stories
Lot 6
£ 850
1
NOT STARTED
Persian Ceremonial Sword + Story "The Ripening of Rustam Khan"
Lot 1
£ 1,750
2
NOT STARTED
Ken Tate Painting: "Only the Painting Knows the Whole Story" + Story
Lot 3
£ 625
16
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Arabian Carpet + Story: "The Land of No Magic"
Lot 12
£ 200
7
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Watercolour by Prashant Miranda + Story: "Outrunning the Reaper"
Lot 9
£ 700
52
NOT STARTED
Arabic Emroidery + Story: "The Islanders"
Lot 5
£ 2,160
47
NOT STARTED
Silver Lamp + Story: "The Lamp Who Went in Search of Magic"
Lot 16
£ 500
27
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Arabian Nights 3 vols 19th century edition + Story "Arabian Nights Adventures"
Lot 20
£ 300
5
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Francisco Centofanti painting + Story: "When the Sun Forgot to Rise"
Lot 2
£ 500
6
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Clara Woods Painting: "The Paradise Tree" + story
Lot 4
£ 110
7
NOT STARTED
Chancay Burial Dolls + Story: "Life in a Dead Man's Hand"
Lot 15
£ 520
23
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Syrian Backgammon Set + Story: "On Backgammon Time"
Lot 10
£ 450
8
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Gillray hand-coloured framed etching (1808) "Very Slippy Weather" + Story
Lot 7
£ 90
7
NOT STARTED
West African Cap + Story "The Cap of Invisibility"
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