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Top selling lots

Fellows, Birmingham, August 8

The Commonwealth of the Bahamas, gold (.917) twenty-five hundred dollars 1977, 407.26gms.

Estimate: £9000-14,000

Hammer: £9900

Tennants, Leyburn, August 9

A 17th century half suit of armour, comprising gorget, cuirass of eight articulated lames, back plate of seven articulated lames and pair of tassets.

Estimate: £3000-4000

Hammer: £5500

William George & Co, Bishops Stortford, August 9

Ladies 1977 Rolex Datejust Anniversary Dial 26mm. 18k, yellow gold 6917

Estimate: £4000-5000

Hammer: £4000

Highest price over estimate

Amersham Auction Rooms, August 3

W Alister Moedanalik – two watercolour coastline views of cruise and sailing ships in Tahiti.

Estimate: £60-100

Hammer: £1400

Busby, Bridport, August 3

A 19th century sofa on square tapered legs in the George III style, 5ft 11in x 2ft 5in x 2ft 7in (1.8m x 74 x 78cm).

Estimate: £10-20

Hammer: £850

W&H Peacock, Bedford, August 4

Pair of Zsolnay Pecs two-handled reticulated vases of classical form, 12½in (31.5cm) high. Some damage.

Estimate: £20-30

Hammer: £850

913 Most registered online bidders

Stroud Auctions, August 9-10

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.comfor August 4-10 2017.

‘Highest price over estimate’ = Our selection of items from the top 10 highest hammer prices as a multiple of the high estimate paid by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com

‘Top selling lots’ = Our selection of items from the top 10 highest hammer prices paid by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com