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Hansons, Etwall, February 22

Abstract oil on canvas by Cheong Soo Pieng (Singapore, 1917-83), signed and dated 1961, 20in x 2ft (50 x 60cm), with provenance.

Estimate: £300-500

Hammer: £15,500

Catherine Southon, Selsdon, February 27

Extensive Suffragette archive relating to Isabel Seymour, a secretary for the Women’s Social Political Union.

Estimate: £3000-5000

Hammer: £15,000

Transport Auctions, London, February 23

London Transport Gibson ‘long ticket’ machine, serial no 5886, in original condition.

Estimate: £2500-3000

Hammer: £8500

Dawson’s, Maidenhead, February 23

Russian silver and black hardstone bowl bearing St Petersburg marks for 1898-1903, 3in (7cm) high.

Estimate: £400-600

Hammer: £6400


Haynault, Uccle, February 25

Qing bronze ‘champion’ vase, probably 19th century, 4in (10cm) high.

Estimate: €100-200

Hammer: €8200

Adam Partridge, Cheshire, February 21

Jaques Staunton pattern rosewood and boxwood chess set of tournament size c.1850s (some damage).

Estimate: £60-100

Hammer: £2250

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on for February 21-27, 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

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