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treefrog
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Re: Auction today

Postby treefrog » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:47 am

aristomatic wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:59 am
Was the reserve £300 on all the bandits?
A surprise the Tura didn't reach reserve but others sold for £280?
Did the auctioneer let other bandits sell for £280 using discretion?
Answer is yes, I was bidding against auctioneer reserve. I did not want the Tura, don’t like them. Believe it or not, I still mostly buy things I like rather than because it is cheap, also replacement ply cabinet was half the thickness it should have been.

I wonder how many sales have occurred like this and the one person in the know has just not shared afterwards, we will never know. I recall the last one I went to at Gary Donn, I had no idea who may be there, as it turned out a number of collectors got word, for all I knew the same could have occurred yesterday.

We all wish there were more auctions like this, eg not online, as the Saleroom and other online services have so affected the fun of auctions. I do know a number of auction houses are starting to move away from standard online services and are creating their own online bidding systems, as the lifeblood of every auction house are the local customers who have moaned for years, especially around cost.

I was aware of the rarity of most of the machines, but was not happy with changes and originality on things like the fortune tellers and shockers, also less my interest. Only regret was not buying the Kalloscop...

The Poinsettia, I had never seen before with thin jackpot and a token vendor, not even sure it would have been called a Poinsettia, only found one picture a similar of machine in the US. My favourite bandit is the Torch Front, always like the Art Deco style of the front.

Of course I do miss collectors auctions as meeting people is good and it has been a long time !THUMBS!

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Re: Auction today

Postby runner » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:49 am

Some great looking machines on sale there, I have to say, if it wasn't for the internet I wouldn't have the vintage vending machines I have now, after visiting multiple antique shops, all I would have have amassed so far would be a vintage condom and tampax machine :dammit:

I have not been to a specialised gaming machines auction as yet, would involve having to travel a fair few miles as they all seem to be in the darkest deep south, has it become too easy now to get hold of machines, is the fun the thrill of the chase ?

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Re: Auction today

Postby treefrog » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:30 am

The Jennings Victoria unusually had its original lower door, often missing and locked. So had a quick look over machine this morning and could see something in the cash tray area......anyway managed to pull it out through the front and low and behold it was a canvas money belt !OMFG!

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Before I got too excited, of course my luck was not going off the scale, as it was empty :HaHa: not the first time I have heard of the cash box areas being used for treasures, crazy really....

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Re: Auction today

Postby gameswat » Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:16 pm

treefrog wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:47 am
Only regret was not buying the Kalloscop...
Tree, I think you meant to say you regret not having a few more bids on the Kalloscop, because unless you know the high bidder and he told you this was his limit, then you'd have no way of knowing what the high point might've been. I hear this all the time after low auction sales. But in all my years only in a handful of times have I later talked about the bidding with the eventual owner. But I can say on many occasions I've won machines for a fraction of what my high bid might've been! Hopefully there are a handful of happy collectors out there in the knowledge they got some deals at this auction.

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Re: Auction today

Postby watlingman » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:56 am

Just noticed this for sale on eBay looks almost the same as the one that sold for £240 😬 or be it a few bits missing!
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Re: Auction today

Postby treefrog » Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:55 am

watlingman wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:56 am
Just noticed this for sale on eBay looks almost the same as the one that sold for £240 😬 or be it a few bits missing!
Ha ha , that’s funny. I know originals of these can fetch a bit in the US, but another crazy ebayer.

Interesting as we now have two on eBay in the U.K., the one from this auction and another down south. I am intrigued if these were every copied, as the one I saw looked like it had been cast three years ago......anyway hope they achieve their goals :cool:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Superb-Victo ... 1438.l2649

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/antique-Penn ... 1438.l2649
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Re: Auction today

Postby cheeky » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:47 am

Wow congratulations on spotting that one. I’ve heard that there have been a few discovered barns of machines in Norfolk but who owns them, and where they originated, remains a mystery. A great find Tom and we know they are safe in your hands.

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Re: Auction today

Postby gameswat » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:02 am

treefrog wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:55 am
I am intrigued if these were every copied, as the one I saw looked like it had been cast three years ago.
I've certainly never seen any copies and really doubt anybody would bother as these are complex to re-make and by far the most common early shockers there are. My guess would be a survival of at least 100 machines. Whereas the Electric Sailors are far rarer and I have seen a fake of those and know of at least another, though easy to spot in person as the bases were welded steel plate as opposed to one piece cast iron.


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