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Standing head and shoulders above the rest in price terms – collectors could get most of the other material at two and three-figure sums – was this large and very rare Staffordshire bull group, right. The 14in (36cm) c.1820 model of a farmer holding his hat aloft beside a tethered beast and a dog, was estimated at £3000-5000 and justified this expert opinion when it sold at £4200.