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Top selling lots

Whyte’s, Dublin, February 27

Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012), The Táin. Cúchulainn in Warp Spasm, 1969 Aubusson tapestry, No 2 of 9, signed, numbered on reverse, 6ft x 4ft 3in (1.84 x 1.28m).

Estimate €15,000-18,000

Hammer €26,000

Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, March 1

Two Santa Cruz feather currency rolls, Solomon Islands, one inscribed 9. Henry Mepulule, 3ft 3in (99cm).

Estimate £5000-7000

Hammer £18,000

International Autograph Auctions, Nottingham, February 25

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) sepia photo, by W&D Downey of London, signed by Wilde to the American poet – Stuart Merrill from his friend Oscar Wilde.

Estimate £6000-8000

Hammer £8200

Highest price over estimate

Mullock’s, Church Stretton, Shropshire, February 28

1845 Edward Stanford Map of Mexico, survey for the Mexican government by Pedro Garcia Conde, signed, 3ft 1in x 4ft 4in (95 x 1.32m).

Estimate £100-120

Hammer £16,500

Tayler & Fletcher, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, February 23

18th century Mughal looking glass, frame depicting an Indian noble’s life, Sanskrit inscription, 14½ x 9½in (37.5 x 24.5cm).

Estimate £200-300

Hammer £9600

Wotton Auction Rooms, Gloucestershire, February 28

A6 closed-handle smoothing plane plus jointing and panel plane, both Norris and in original boxes, Pond & Co, Birmingham.

Estimate £40-60

Hammer £4200

Most registered online bidders

1036 Fellows, February 27

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on for February 23-March 1, 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

‘Top selling lots’ = Our selection of items from the top 10 highest hammer prices paid by internet bidders on