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Hermann Historica, Munich, May 7

Order of St Stanislaus, 2nd Class with Crown, dated 1866 with marks for St Petersburg and Julius Keibel.

Estimate: n/a

Hammer: €11,500 (£9900)

Cato Crane, Liverpool, timed online sale closed May 7

Three-panel plaque by Della Robbia of Birkenhead depicting the crest and motto of Liverpool, 10in x 3ft 10in (26cm x 1.12m).

Estimate: £800-1200

Hammer: £6100

Reeman Dansie, Colchester, May 2

18th century Chinese Chippendale giltwood overmantel mirror with period plates in the same family ownership since the 1920s.

Estimate: £1000-2000

Hammer: £5600


Special Auction Services, Newbury, May 2

Lithuania specimen 1000 Litu banknote, dated 1924, issued by Lietuvos Bankas, no serial number.

Estimate: £300-500

Hammer: £18,000

Ryedale Auctioneers, Kirkbymoorside, May 2

Carved marble head of a Roman soldier, damaged and repaired, 10in (25cm).

Estimate: £50-100

Hammer: £3200

Auktionshaus Rotherbaum, Hamburg, May 5

Four Soviet State Porcelain Factory porcelain plates painted on St Petersburg blanks, some damage.

Estimate: €80-160

Hammer: €14,000 (£12,050)

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for May 2-8, 2024.

‘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