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TOP SELLING LOTS

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, Exeter, March 10

Elizabeth I oak Glastonbury type armchair bearing the initials AH.

Estimate: £20,000-25,000

Hammer: £24,000

Omega Auctions, Newton-Le-Willows, March 10

The only known UK release copy of Darrell Banks’ Open the Door to the Heart/Our Love, 1966.

Estimate: £15,000-20,000

Hammer: £15,000

Dreweatts, Newbury, March 10

A New Zealand Totara Knot and Hinan wood occasional table by Johan Marti Levien, second quarter of the 19th century.

Estimate: £1500-2000

Hammer: £12,000

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Kingham & Orme, Evesham, March 5

Victorian white metal hawk bell, inscribed HH Prince Duleep Singh, Mulgrave Castle, Whitby, Yorkshire, £2 Reward.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £5500

Batemans, Stamford, March 7

Large 12in (30cm) Qing cinnabar lacquer box and cover of six lobed form.

Estimate: £100-150

Hammer: £5200

Gorringe’s, Lewes, March 10

Russian Gardner porcelain figure of a man holding a staff, 8½in (21cm), loss to left hand and replacement staff.

Estimate: £200-300

Hammer: £6500

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for March 5-11, 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