Top selling lots
Clarks, Liskeard, January 1
Two 19th century Oceanic marine ivory fertility carvings depicting tattooed figures with extended tongues.
Heliers, Blackburn, December 29
John Rennie (1761-1821), a watercolour of the proposed plans for a new aqueduct bridge over the river Lune at Lancaster, dated 1794.
Dawson’s, Maidenhead, December 23
The Beatles, Love Me Do, signed by all four members of the band at Wimbledon Meet the Fans, December 1963.
Highest price over estimate
Wotton Auction Rooms, Gloucestershire, December 28
A white marble panel with carved relief of the holy lamb, 2ft 3in x 18in (69 x 46cm).
Ryedale Auctioneers, Kirkbymoorside, December 29
American 1812 Liberty 50 cent coin.
Unique Auctions, Lincoln, January 1
Polar bear skin reputedly given to a Grimsby trawler crew by the people of Norway, 7ft 4in (2.24m).
1380 Most registered online bidders
Wotton Auction Rooms, Glos, December 28-29
Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for December 21-January 3, 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