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Aston’s, Dudley, May 2

Dr No (1962) original first release British Quad film poster in good folded condition.

Estimate: £3000-5000

Hammer: £9000

Chiswick Auctions, west London, May 3

Early 19th century Sikh silver-foiled saddle axe (tabarzin), possibly Lahore, 22in (55cm) long.

Estimate: £1400-1600

Hammer: £8500

Mallams, Cheltenham, May 1

Two Sino-Tibetan bronze and gilt bronze bodhisattvas, the largest 9in (22cm) high.

Estimate: £200-300

Hammer: £7800


Bamfords, Derby, May 1

Qing soapstone figure of an immortal holding a peach, prunus root base, 13in (32cm high), some damages.

Estimate: £60-100

Hammer: £4200

1818 Auctioneers, Milnthorpe, Cumbria on May 7

A pre-war Marklin Gauge 1 Midland Railway clockwork train set comprising locomotive 2609 and tender, two third class carriages and a wagon.

Estimate: £300-500

Hammer: £6500

Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Taunton, May 2

A folding ‘Map of the China Coast and Rough Sketch of the Provinces lying between Canton and Pekin’, 1860, published by the Surveyor General’s Office, Calcutta.

Estimate: £100-150

Hammer: £500

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for May 1-8, 2019.

‘Highest multiple over top 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