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Top selling lots

Eppli, Stuttgart, September 1

Rolex Submariner ref. 1680 with red lettering, late 1960s or early 1970s.

Estimate: €10,800

Hammer: €21,000

Hannam’s, Selborne, September 3

Three from a group of five German 19th century papier-mâché and wood models of botanical specimens by R Brendel & Co, the largest 18½in (47cm) high.

Estimate: £1000-1500

Hammer: £6000

Chiswick Auctions, London, September 4

Qianlong-style gilt bronze and cloisonné enamel prayer wheel, 10½in (27cm) high.

Estimate: £1000-1500

Hammer: £11,000

Highest price over estimate

Special Auction Services, Newbury, September 4

Sampler by Elizabeth Palmer at Mrs Peartree’s in her 9th year, dated 1765, 12½ x 10½in (32 x 26cm).

Estimate: £150-200

Hammer: £2800

Bentley’s, Cranbrook, September 1

Four Beswick Beatrix Potter figures: Squirrel Nutkin, Pig- Wig, Pigling Bland and a rare Peter Rabbit wall plaque.

Estimate: £40-70

Hammer: £3000

Martin & Pole, Wokingham, September 5

Programme for the Gilbert & Sullivan opera Thespis and Dearer Than Life by Henry Byron at the Gaiety Theatre, dated January 29, 1872.

Estimate: £20-30

Hammer: £1500

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for August 30-September 5, 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 thesaleroom.com

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