Mechanical Memories Auction 2010

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Mechanical Memories Auction 2010

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Given it is only 2 months away and my memory is bad, what are the time scales for getting submissions ready for the Coventry auction (assuming it is still on this year) , as I keep leaving it too late, and I assume this will be in the next 4 weeks?
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Re: Coventry Auction 2010

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As you say, Jerry has been broadcasting through the MMM that the date for the next auction is 28 November usual venue.

As for time scales, he'd welcome any advance listings for inclusion, but don't promise anything you then decide to sell now or withdraw at a later date as it cocks up the draft to the printer as well as the master running list for the day; which in turn refers directly to the vendors' list.
Don't forget photies !!THUMBSX2!!

Alternatively, Jerry, as usual will be including a submission form in the magazine.

Looking forward to it already **xXx**
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To anyone attending the Coventry Auction on the 28th November:
I get a circular each week from Travelzoo advertising their greatest holiday offers of the week. Today they are recommending one night at The Royal Court Hotel, Coventry in an upgraded room with Jacuzzi for £39 per person. This includes a three course evening meal, full English breakfast and champagne. I personally have booked the night of the 27th. This might be of interest to other people also going to the auction.
Thanks for all the work you put in on our behalf,
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Re: Coventry Auction 2010

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Looks like a great deal,

I am keen to go to the auction. Looks like you have to book by the 27th of October. Do we know when the programme will be available for the auction. I need to base my decision on whether I go or not on whether there is going to be anything at the auction that I'm interested in buying - I'm sure there will be, but you never know...!!

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Re: Coventry Auction 2010

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Thanks for the info. Lord Saltwood. I shall look into that, and I'm sure it will be of interest to others.
Now, you should all have received your October magazines by now, and will no doubt be filling in your entry forms as I type this! Please remember that the closing date for entries is Monday 8th November, and that we will not be accepting late entries. We are expecting considerable interest from sellers this year - seems the message has finally got across that this is the one day in the year where you will see the most number of slotties in one room! However, with about 280 lots in last year's auction, I really don't want to see the event grow much bigger. As a consequence, as I hinted in the Sept. magazine, we may have to restrict entries to MMM subscribers. I hope it won't happen, but if we approach the closing date and it looks like we'll exceed 300 lots, I'm afraid it will be the non-subscribers who are turned away. So if you don't subscribe to the magazine, and want to enter lots in the auction, please get in quick! Email me for an entry form.
In answer to Mark above, catalogues will be available in the Market about two weeks before the auction.

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Re: Coventry Auction 2010

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Well, it looks like we have another great day to look forward to! Many thanks to all the vendors, who once again, have not let us down. We have about 250 lots, with a great selection of machines, spares, books & paperwork etc.

Not so many bandits this time, although with 40 last year, we did break a record! But there should certainly be something to suit all tastes and pockets, including the usual Bally, Aristocrat, Jubilee, Sega, Mills, Jennings etc. For the more discerning, we have a cracking Jennings Club Chief in really nice original condition, and an equally nice Pace Commet. And if you have the pockets, once again we have a Rol-a-Top on offer. Of particular interest is a German Tura Bell, which does need some restoration, but could be a great machine to own (a certain person not a million miles from here has a beautifully restored Tura..........perhaps he could post a picture)?

We have a great selection of allwins, including Whales, Wonders, Parkers, R&W etc. and as mentioned elsewhere on this site, we have a fine example of a rare Stevenson & Lovett Fireworks. Bryans machines include Clocks, Pilwin, Worlborl, Bullion and a rare Tick Tock. Other wall machines include fortune tellers, Challenger, Cascade, Circle Skill, German wall bandits etc. There is also a good selection of electro-mechanical wall machines, including some hard to find German machines.

Plus a great selection of bandit spares and the usual coins, paperwork and some very hard to find books.

Will you want to miss all this??????????

The catalogue will hopefully be at the printers early next week and should be ready to post by the end of the week. Catalogues will be available in the MARKET on this site.

I shall be posting pictures of lots on my mechanical memories website as soon as I've assigned lot numbers, which will hopefully be done early next week. Here's a link:

http://www.mechanicalmemoriesmuseum.co.uk/

In the meantime, here's a few pictures below.

See you all on the 28th

Jerry **xXx**
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Re: Coventry Auction 2010

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JC wrote: Of particular interest is a German Tura Bell, which does need some restoration, but could be a great machine to own (a certain person not a million miles from here has a beautifully restored Tura..........perhaps he could post a picture)?
While we are waiting for the mystery person who lives not a million miles away to wake up and post his photoo, here's the one I restored some years back. The story of which is in The Arena, along with a better picture. My camera has gone Phut so I had to use my "Raspberry"

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If you want to see pictures of a Tura with Jackpot and vender : http://www.joiret.com/tura/ronde/finitions

Tura version FOK : http://www.joiret.com/tura/carre/finitions

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All pictures supplied by vendors are now uploaded to my site.
Here's a direct link:

http://www.mechanicalmemoriesmuseum.co. ... 4536433181
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Re: Coventry Auction 2010

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Nice lot, interesting that there are only two Bryans listed so far.....I already have my eyes on one or two items....

Lot 173 looks a bit different, a very compact wall based shooting game...."Diana"...The case looks so similar to the wall machines of this size made by Jamiesons...how does this work?
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