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TOP SELLING LOTS

Sterling Vault Auctioneers, Farnham, Surrey, July 30

A gentlemen’s Rolex Oyster perpetual submariner gilt underline wristwatch from c.1964, with box, and currently running.

Estimate: £14,000-16,000

Hammer: £15,500

Canterbury Auction Galleries, Kent, August 2

A French walnut and marquetry rectangular centre table, the top and sides inlaid with floral marquetry and a moulded edge to the top.

Estimate: £200-300

Hammer: £9500

Chiswick Auctions, London, July 30

Still life with lilies by Mary Fedden (1915-2012), signed and dated 1997, an oil on canvas measuring 20 x 16in (51 x 41cm).

Estimate: £8000-12,000

Hammer: £10,000

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Canterbury Auction Galleries, Kent, August 2

A commission signed by George III appointing James Murray Esq to be Governor of our Town of Quebec, also signed by His Majesty’s Command, W Pitt. It is dated 1760, the year after General James Wolfe defeated the French forces on the Plains of Abraham.

Estimate: £200-300

Hammer: £7500

Keys, Aylsham, July 29

A reverse engraving on glass published by Stampa & Son in 1806 showing a Representation of the body of the late illustrious Admiral Lord Nelson laying in State in the Painted Hall at Greenwich Hospital.

Estimate: £150-200

Hammer £4400

Franklin Browns, Edinburgh, August 1

A collection of greyhound racing ephemera including a programme for The Grey Hound Derby at White City, London, in 1928 with newspapers recording the event.

Estimate: £20-40

Hammer: £720


Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on 
thesaleroom.com for July 29-August 5, 2020. 'Highest multiple overtop 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