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TOP SELLING LOTS

CNG, New York, January 8

Seleukid empire tetradrachm (Susa mint) struck c.305/4- 295BC during reign of Seleukos I Nikator.

Estimate: $45,000-75,000

Hammer: $50,000

CNG, New York, January 8

William & Mary five guineas, dated 1692, graded AU58.

Estimate: $12,000-20,000

Hammer: $37,500

Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, January 9

19th century bronze Grand Tour model of the Farnese Hercules, 2ft 4in (71cm) high.

Estimate: £5000-7000

Hammer: £8000

HIGHEST PRICE OVER ESTIMATE

CNG, New York, January 8

Phoenician shekel dated CY141 (15-16AD) struck in Tyre during the lifetime of Christ.

Estimate: $240-400

Hammer: $6500

W&H Peacock, Bedford, January 4

Needlework of stylised birds worked by A Wilkinson, a soldier who received the ‘last sacrament’ during the Boer War.

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £750

Boningtons, Epping, January 7

Poster for The Beatles’ performance at Heswall Jazz Club, Wirral, in June 1962.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £1400

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for January 3-9, 2019.

‘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