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Loddon Auctions, Reading, August 25

Set of 33 (of 44) South American cigar cards featuring baseball players, Aguilitas Second Series c.1924-25, most with some paper adhesion to backs.

Estimate: £120-150

Hammer: £10,800

Hansons, Etwall, August 27

George VI 1937 gold specimen set of £5, £2, sovereign and half sovereign in original case.

Estimate: £10,000-12,000

Hammer: £10,200

Toovey’s, West Sussex, August 26

Chinese export famille rose enamelled jar and cover with scenes of boys at play, probably Yongzheng period, 17in (42cm), restoration to cover.

Estimate: £800-1200

Hammer: £10,000


Great Western Auctions, Glasgow, August 28

Chinese yellow ground incised dragon dish with Yongzheng mark but 20th century, 20in (51cm) diameter.

Estimate: £200-300

Hammer: £5200

Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, September 1

Japanese Edo period wooden netsuke of a cluster of seashells.

Estimate: £50-80

Hammer: £2100

Comic Book Auctions, timed online sale ending August 29

Tiger No 1 (1954) including first appearance of Roy of the Rovers, some small tears to margins.

Estimate: £60-80

Hammer: £2200

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for August 26-September 1, 2021, 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