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TOP SELLING LOTS

Kinghams, Moreton-in-Marsh, October 9

William Moorcroft for Shreve and Co, San Francisco, a Claremont three-piece silver overlay tea set.

Estimate: £9000-12,000

Hammer: £20,000

Stroud Auctions, October 6

With The Beatles signed LP sleeve, autographed to the back by all band members.

Estimate: £2000-4000

Hammer: £15,500

William George, Peterborough, timed online sale ended October 7

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak royal blue 18K rose gold watch, 14800OR.

Estimate: £14,200-15,600

Hammer: £14,000

Rob Michiels Auctions, Bruges, October 8

A polychrome ‘grotesque’ dish with a putto holding an orb, Willem Jansz Verstraeten, Haarlem, 1645-55.

Estimate: €4000-8000

Hammer: €17,000 (£14,660)

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Taunton, October 7

Assorted photographs including three daguerreotype stereo portraits by TR Williams (seven in total).

Estimate: £30-40

Hammer: £1900

Stroud Auctions, October 6

Theodore Howard Somervell, OBE, FRCS (British 1890- 1975), oil on canvas of Mount Everest from base.

Estimate: £100-200

Hammer: £7500

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for October 6-13, 2021.

‘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