TOP SELLING LOTS
Loddon Auctions, Reading, August 25
Set of 33 (of 44) South American cigar cards featuring baseball players, Aguilitas Second Series c.1924-25, most with some paper adhesion to backs.
Hansons, Etwall, August 27
George VI 1937 gold specimen set of £5, £2, sovereign and half sovereign in original case.
Toovey’s, West Sussex, August 26
Chinese export famille rose enamelled jar and cover with scenes of boys at play, probably Yongzheng period, 17in (42cm), restoration to cover.
HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE
Great Western Auctions, Glasgow, August 28
Chinese yellow ground incised dragon dish with Yongzheng mark but 20th century, 20in (51cm) diameter.
Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, September 1
Japanese Edo period wooden netsuke of a cluster of seashells.
Comic Book Auctions, timed online sale ending August 29
Tiger No 1 (1954) including first appearance of Roy of the Rovers, some small tears to margins.
Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for August 26-September 1, 2021, 2019. ‘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