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by roger
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: More Money than Brains....
Replies: 20
Views: 2919

Re: More Money than Brains....

I just took another peek at the sale prices reached at the recent Morphy auction. I found lot # 1050 (ELEPHANT STRENGTH TESTER)...price realized $ 83,000 :!: :!: :!: I have a gut feeling that this machine originated in Europe....What are your thoughts regarding the price and country of origin ????? ...
by roger
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: More Money than Brains....
Replies: 20
Views: 2919

Re: More Money than Brains....

I think that John T. Peterson hit the nail on the head when he posted that some insane Morphy prices were caused by two "MACHO COLLECTORS" bidding against themselves.
Check out lot # 2076 and let us know if you would have paid $ 10,880 for this simple coin drop. :!: :!: :!:
by roger
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: More Money than Brains....
Replies: 20
Views: 2919

Re: More Money than Brains....

If you review this entire thread you will see an array of predictions for the Morphy auction. Well, the results are in and many machines did not reach their estimates while others went thru the roof. In my opinion, the only "sleeper" was lot #1036 assuming you had the cash to burn. I remind you agai...
by roger
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Is it me?
Replies: 4
Views: 692

Re: Is it me ?

Suggest you check out Morphy auction at end of month.......Item # 1141
Pictures can be deceiving but your case appears different. !PUZZLED! !PUZZLED! !PUZZLE
by roger
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: More Money than Brains....
Replies: 20
Views: 2919

Re: More Money than Brains....

I agree with gameswat's inflation -adjustment analysis... basically, high-powered machines purchased circa 1985 should have appreciated by a factor of 3 by 2020. In searching the Morphy catalogue I find many machines estimated at $ 5,000- 300,000 :!: :!: I am familiar with most of these machines and...
by roger
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: More Money than Brains....
Replies: 20
Views: 2919

Re: More Money than Brains....

In reply to gameswat.....ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE..........In the world of securities we refer to it

as the "greater fool theory"...........all it takes is one person willing to buy it from you at a higher price. |/XX\|
by roger
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: More Money than Brains....
Replies: 20
Views: 2919

Re: More Money than Brains....

P.S. Assuming I last till the auction next month....be assured that I will not be bidding.

GUESS WHO ??????????? !!DIG!!
by roger
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: More Money than Brains....
Replies: 20
Views: 2919

Re: More Money than Brains....

MOONRIVER commented that more of the old American collectors have died off.........

As I look around, I must be the last one kicking having just reached ninety five.

Again, I will be truly amazed if the machines reach their estimated prices. ROGER !PUZZLED!
by roger
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: More Money than Brains....
Replies: 20
Views: 2919

More Money than Brains....

You may want to check out the Morphy auction scheduled for October in the U.S...........all items are pictured on their website. I would like to hear your comments regarding the estimated prices. Coin-op collecting in the U.S. first started to gain popularity in the 1970s. Machines were available at...
by roger
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: GOOSE the Forum
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: GOOSE the Forum or geese it ???????????

Apparently, badpenny had the hots for Olivia Newton John.......I much preferred someone closer to my age,

namely, Greer Garson............you may know her better as Mrs. Miniver.

Sorry, I don't have a picture of my former STOCKBROKER machine ROGER