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TOP SELLING LOTS

Comic Book Auctions, London, September 1

Judge Dredd King of the Streets cover artwork by Mike McMahon for 2000AD Prog 204 (1981), ink on board, 17 x 15in (43 x 38cm).

Estimate: £3500-4500

Hammer: £9600

Special Auction Services, Newbury, September 3

Pair of Chinese Company School gouaches, c.1850, of card and dice player in interiors, 18 x 23in (45 x 58cm).

Estimate: £3000-4000

Hammer: £7500

Swan Fine Art,  Tetsworth, September 3

Bronze titled Cat by Robert Clatworthy (1928-2015), 19in (47cm) on wooden base.

Estimate: £1000-1500

Hammer: £8500

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Arthur Johnson, Nottingham, August 31

Novelty electroplated aeroplane smoking set by JA Henckels of Solingen c.1925.

Estimate: £20-30

Hammer: £1200

Ramsay Cornish, Edinburgh, August 31

Needlework group including a Quaker needlework sampler signed Mary Heseltine, York School 1791.

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £1850

Ramsay Cornish, Edinburgh, August 31

Australian Aboriginal carved wood parrying shield with incised geometric decoration, 3ft 2in (95cm).

Estimate: £100-150

Hammer: £2600

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for August 29-September 4, 2019.

‘Highest multiple over top estimate’ = Our selection of items from the top 20 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 20 highest hammer prices paid by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com