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Top selling lots

Cheffins, Cambridge, June 14

Marmaduke Cradock (1660-1717), a pair of oils of exotic fowl in carved giltwood frames.

Estimate: £12,000-18,000

Hammer: £17,000

Summers Place Auctions, Billingshurst, June 13

An 18th century Italian marble sarcophagus with five lines of Latin inscription after the antique, 6ft 10in (2.08m), from Parkstead House, Roehampton.

Estimate: £6000-8000

Hammer: £8500

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, Exeter, June 14

A rare, well preserved Arctic exploration sledge flag for Admiral George Richards KCB, Commander of HMS Assistance in Sir Edward Belcher’s expedition of 1852-54.

Estimate: £6000-8000

Hammer: £7100

Highest price over estimate

Byrne’s, Chester, June 14

Hagenauer nickel plated brass bust, 12in (30cm) high.

Estimate: £400-600

Hammer: £5800

Elgin Auction Centre, June 14

Synchronome electrical master clock in mahogany neoclassical revival case.

Estimate: n/a

Hammer: £7200

Boulton & Cooper, Malton, June 14

Photograph of the Australian cricket team, 1884, measuring 8 x 10in (19 x 25cm), and a photo collage for the 1868 Aboriginal team tour by P Dawson, Hamilton, Victoria.

Estimate: £80-100

Hammer: £4000

941 Most registered online bidders

Stroud Auctions, Glos, June 14 (day 1 of a 3-day sale)

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on 
thesaleroom.com for June 8-14, 2017.

‘Highest price over estimate’ = Our selection of items from the top 10 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 10 highest hammer prices paid by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com