Hyperion Auctions offers this ship’s log from the HMS Excellent which has an estimate of £1500-2000.

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Here are five highlights going under the hammer.

Essex – Stacey’s

Stacey’s offers this silver punch bowl at its December 11 auction. It has an estimate of £600-800.

Essex Saleroom Stacey’s has a two-day sale of antiques, jewellery and collectables from December 11-12. It includes a specialist silver section comprising 102 lots. A silver punch bowl with raised scroll handles, circular foot and engraved family coat of arms is among the offerings. It has an estimate of £600-800.

Haslemere – John Nicholson’s

An auction of antique furniture, pictures and collectables, mostly from a house in Haslemere, takes place a John Nicholson’s on December 12. It includes this George III mahogany breakfront secretaire bookcase, estimated at £5000-6000, which has a carved cornice, and four astragal glazed doors enclosing adjustable shelves. The base has a deep secretaire drawer fitted with small drawers aboved three long drawers flanked by a pair of cupboard doors.

Maidenhead – Dawson’s

This antiques yellow gold and turquoise ring is included in Dawson’s Auctioneers’ sale of jewellery, silver and watches on December 8. Possibly Islamic, it is loosely set to a heart-shaped centre and the mount features engraved and applied decoration. It has an estimate of £1000-1500.

Dawson’s offers this gold and turquoise ring as part of its December 8 sale. It has an estimate of £1000-1500.

Guildford – Wellers

This magazine page titled Beatles Take a Bow bears signatures from the whole band is offered with an estimate of £1500-2000.

Several items of Beatles memorabilia are on offer at Weller’s sale of December 10, which offers jewellery, watches, silver, antiques and collectables. A loose magazine page entitled Beatles Take a Bow signed by John, Paul, George and Ringo is included with an estimate of £1500-2000. Signatures of all four Beatles together are particularly sought after. This example includes the word Beatles inscribed by Paul McCartney.

Cambridgeshire – Hyperion Auctions

A sale of art and antiques at Hyperion features a rare ship’s log from the HMS Excellent, starting on July 1795. It recounts sailing with Lord Nelson’s ship HMS Victory and included in the lot is a matching signals book, all handwritten and tinted. Offer in the auction which takes place on December 8, it has an estimate of £1500-2000.