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Lots Road Auctions, January 8

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Les Mains Liées, lithograph on wove paper, signed and numbered 107/200 in blue, framed, 2ft 7in x 2ft 11in (80 x 88cm), published Mourlot 1952.

Estimate: £8000-12,000

Hammer: £8000

Charterhouse, Sherborne, January 5

Joseph Farquharson (1846-1935), A wet walk home, oil on board, signed, 12 x 9in (30 x 23cm).

Estimate: £1400-1600

Hammer: £5500

Hansons, Etwall, January 9

Sir Winston Churchill’s cigar, with accompanying newspapers, Life magazine and a collection of photos. Vendor’s grandfather was given the cigar in a vial by Sir Winston in June 1962.

Estimate: £2000-3000

Hammer: £5200


Reeman Dansie, Colchester, January 4

Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles 1950 and The Illustrated Man, first edition 1951.

Estimate: £20-30

Hammer: £660

Tim Davidson, Nottingham, January 11

Football cigarette card, unknown brand but similar to Wills International Footballers 1909-10, naming player, team and position.

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £1300

Duke’s Avenue Auctions, Dorchester, January 10

Royal Doulton lambeth stone advertising decanter for Trafalgar Towing with cork stopper to funnel, 8½ long x 2½ wide x 3½in high (21 x 6 x 8.5cm) sold together with two other Doulton items.

Estimate: £30-40

Hammer: £500

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on 
thesaleroom.com for January 5-11, 2023.

‘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