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TOP SELLING LOTS

Richard Winterton, Lichfield, October 19

Omega Seamaster 300 1968 Ref 165024 with British Army marks, missing a bezel and restored dial.

Estimate: £1000-1500

Hammer: £25,000

Bishop & Miller, Stowmarket, October 15

William and Mary chinoiserie lacquered cabinet on silvered stand, 3ft 6in (1.04m) wide, acquired at the BADA Fair in 2001.

Estimate: £4000-6000

Hammer: £23,000

Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, October 21

Fine saddleback mahogany twin pedestal partner’s desk by Gillows, c.1860.

Estimate: £8000-12,000

Hammer: £11,000

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Lodge & Thomas, Truro, October 15

19th century Grodnertal painted wooden peg doll (one arm missing) together with a French porcelain head composition doll (crack to forehead).

Estimate: £50-100

Hammer: £4100

Rogers Jones, Cardiff, October 16

19th century glass goblet with wheel-cut engraving of playful putti, 7in (17cm) high.

Estimate: £70-100

Hammer: £1400

Wessex Auction Rooms, Chippenham, October 17

Indistinctly signed watercolour of figures visiting the Abu Simbel temple complex in the manner of David Roberts.

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £2000

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for October 15-21, 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