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Prop Store, Rickmansworth, November 3

Pinhead (Doug Bradley) lifecast with original filming prosthetics from the 1987 film Hellraiser.

Estimate: £12,000-16,000

Hammer: £110,000

Dore & Rees, Frome, November 7

Qing gold and silver inlaid bronze archaic wine vessel, 10in (24cm) high, with provenance to collector Dr David McCay.

Estimate: £2000-3000

Hammer: £72,000

Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, November 3

Early 20th century Russian sapphire and diamond brooch designed as a looped ribbon, Russian assay mark for St Petersburg plus unidentified maker’s mark SS.

Estimate: £10,000-20,000

Hammer: £13,000


Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Taunton, November 3

The Crescent Moon Child Poems by Rabindranath Tagore, New York, 1914, signed by the author and one plate signed by the artist Nandalal Bose, upper hinge split.

Estimate: £80-100

Hammer: £2800

Chalkwell Auctions, Southend, November 9

Early 19th century eight-day fusee wall clock by George Staples of London with silvered dial and ebonised case, 11in (27cm).

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £2300

Vendu Rotterdam, November 8

Famille rose yellow ground decoration medallion bowl with Fu symbols, red Jiaqing (1796-1820) seal mark but probably Republican, 9in (22cm).

Estimate: €200-400

Hammer: €18,000

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‘Top selling lots’ = Our selection of items from the top 20 highest hammer prices paid by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com