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That makes it a little rarer and its nicely worn patina and steel escutcheon saw it sell for £3600 (estimate £800-1200).

There can't be too many Sunderland lustre rolling pins around but one turned up at the Ladywood salerooms. While the print - the west view of the cast-iron bridge built over the River Wear in 1793 - is quite common, the form is very scarce indeed. It sold at £440.

Another unexpected visitor to the Birmingham sale was a Sinclair C5 car (remember those?) sold in its damaged but original box for £500.