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Top selling lots

Babuino Casa d’Aste, Rome, March 20

Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978), late 1950s oil on canvas, 20in x 2ft (50 x 60cm).

Estimate: €40,000-60,000

Hammer: €43,000

Great Western, Glasgow, March 23

Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, Calico and Black Cat with Poppies, watercolour, signed and dated 1987, 23in x 2ft 7in (58 x 78cm).

Estimate: £8000-12,000

Hammer: £18,000

Mullock’s, Ludlow, March 26

Gold Manchester United Division One winners medal, 1964-65, in original presentation box.

Estimate: £8000-10,000

Hammer: £16,500

Highest price over estimate

Martel Maides, Guernsey, March 22

A rare Chinese cased kingfisher feather diorama, Qing dynasty, 25 x 19in (63 x 49cm).

Estimate: £300-500

Hammer: £18,000

Mitchells, Cockermouth, March 21

Georgian Sheffield plated samovar with ivory handles, 19½in (50cm) high.

Estimate: £70-100

Hammer: £3900

Gardiner Houlgate, Horsham, March 22

Two Nailsea mottled glass jugs, 6½in (16.5cm) and 10in (25cm) high.

Estimate: £50-80

Hammer: £2100

Most registered online bidders

Mitchells, Cumbria, March 21-23

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on for March 22-28, 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