A SET of German coins and medallions sold at almost five times their estimated price at an antiques auction.

The collection generated interest from phone and online bidders, with the hammer eventually falling at £580 in the auction at Mallams’ Abingdon saleroom.

Glassware also proved popular, with a blue vase selling for £240, and a selection of antique and later glassware achieving £400, both lots going to online bidders.

A pair of Royal Worcester vases with flared rims and hand painted fruit decoration attracted a number of interested bidders who pushed the hammer price to £320, three times the estimated price. Royal Worcester is one of the oldest English porcelain brands still manufacturing today, dating back to 1751.

A 19th century carved mahogany open armchair featuring a pierced splat back, scrolling arms and an upholstered seat was estimated to get £50 but fetched £450.

A late Victorian walnut and leather upholstered armchair with scrolling arms was also highly contested with the hammer falling at £450, 50 per cent above top estimate, selling to a commission bidder.

A 19th century country house Irish linen cupboard sold to an online bidder for £1800, slightly below top estimate.

A 19th century snooker cue stand, a Stevens & Sons scoreboard and a snooker board case with two glazed doors, all made from mahogany achieved a winning bid of £160.