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Top selling lots

Young’s Auction, Surrey, April 28

Silver and enamel Imperial Order of the Double Dragon, Type 1, 1882-1902, Fourth Class, original hardwood case.

Estimate: £8000-10,000

Hammer: £19,000

Rob Michiels, Bruges, April 28

A Chinese blue and white bird feeder, Xuande mark, Ming or later, 2½in (6.5cm) high.

Estimate: €15,000-25,000

Hammer: €28,000

Keys, Aylsham, April 27

John Crome (1768-1821), Fuller’s Hole, Norwich, oil on panel, 10 x 8in (25 x 20cm)

Estimate: £1000-1500

Hammer: £7500

Highest price over estimate

David Lay, Penzance, April 26

Les Ailes, a lithoprint film poster mounted on linen, 4ft 5in x 3ft 8in (1.35 x 1.12m).

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £1850

Stamford Auctions, Lincolnshire, April 28

Silver Dunhill watch lighter, London 1938.

Estimate: £70-100

Hammer: £2800

Mallams, Cheltenham, April 25

Chinese 19th century gilt porcelain figure of Avalokitesvara on a double lotus hardwood base, the figure 4½in (11cm) high.

Estimate: £100-200

Hammer: £5500

1202 Most registered online bidders

Wotton Auction Rooms, Gloucestershire, May 1-2

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on for April 26-May 2, 2018.

‘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

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