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Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen, Düsseldorf, March 12

Italian oil on oak panel portrait of a nobleman in the 15th century style, 13 x 9in (32 x 23cm), two old paper labels verso.

Estimate: n/a

Hammer: €46,000

GW Railwayana Auctions, Pershore, March 14

Nameplate for Dartmouth Castle ex GWR Collett Castle 4-6-0 built at Swindon in 1925.

Estimate n/a

Hammer: £14,000

Chris Rudd, Aylsham, March 15

Cunobelinus left type gold stater c.AD42-43, found near Finchingfield, Essex.

Estimate: £5000-plus

Hammer: £8500


Clevedon Salerooms, Bristol, March 12

George VI Military Medal awarded to Private GHT Archer of the Royal West Kent Regiment, together with a British Special Constabulary Medal.

Estimate: £30-£50

Hammer: £4200

Chorley’s, Prinknash Abbey, March 17

Five 18th century reverse-painted glass buttons depicting figures in Swiss national costume.

Estimate: £50-£70

Hammer: £2500

Cheffins, Cambridge, March 12

Set of 19th century playing cards by Muller of Hamburg depicting military battles.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £1700

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for March 12-18, 2020. ‘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