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TOP SELLING LOTS

Nagel, Stuttgart, December 10

River landscape with a view to Leiden and the Hooglandse Kerk, 10 x 17in (26 x 43cm), by Jan van Goyen (1596- 1656) monogrammed and dated 1643.

Estimate: €12,000-20,000

Hammer: €24,000

Hansons, Bishton Hall, Staffordshire, December 11

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling, first edition, first issue, 1997, lacking front free endpaper and half-title, binding badly worn.

Estimate: £2000-3000

Hammer: £17,500

Wilkinsons, Doncaster, December 13

Nineteenth century tableau of 22 peg dolls dressed as academics in gowns and mortarboards housed in a mahogany case, 18in (45cm) wide.

Estimate: £400-600

Hammer: £23,000

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Lawrences of Bletchingley, December 10

Eighteenth century carved pine figure of a classical female warrior, possibly ship’s figurehead, 4ft 1in (1.25m).

Estimate: £300-500

Hammer: £12,000

Chilcotts, Honiton, December 12

Civil MBE awarded to Flight Captain Joan Lily Amelia Hughes (1918-93).

Estimate: £200-300

Hammer: £5800

Windsor Auctions, Berkshire, December 12

Arts & Crafts copper charger, 20in (51cm) signed J Pearson 1895.

Estimate: £30-50

Hammer: £1400

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for December 10-16, 2020. ‘Highest multiple over top estimate’ = Our selection of items from the top 20 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 20 highest hammer prices paid by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com