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Top selling lots

Gardiner Houlgate, Corsham, December 15

Victorian walking stick violin and bow, within a fitted case (some damage).

Estimate: £1000-2000

Hammer: £7000

International Autograph Auctions, Nottingham, December 14

A copy of The Beatles Book Monthly (October 1963) individually signed in blue ink by all four members of the band, with provenance.

Estimate: £6000-8000

Hammer: £9500

Schuler, Zurich, December 13

Scroll painting titled Autumn scenery of Jiangcheng, after Yan Wengui.

Estimate: SFr2000-3000

Hammer: SFr19,000

Highest price over estimate

John Nicholson’s, Haslemere, December 14

17th century iron ball lock and key.

Estimate: £25-50

Hammer: £460

Hansons, Etwall, December 18

Qing pale jade pendant, one side carved with a grape vine.

Estimate: £200-300

Hammer: £6000

Cuttlestones, Wolverhampton, December 15

HG Wells, The Country of the Blind and other stories, 1911 first edition in original dust jacket.

Estimate: £60-100

Hammer: £3200

1515 Most registered online bidders

Hansons, Etwall, December 18-20

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for December 14-20, 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