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by sweetmeats
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Handan Ni Clown Catcher identified
Replies: 13
Views: 628

Re: Clown Catcher, info please

I have just caught up with this post and hope the following will help. A lot of the observations seem to be correct, firstly the machine is English not French, secondly it is I believe a rare Handan Ni machine. I am posting pictures of my machine, which you can see the ball launch on yours seems to ...
by sweetmeats
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: The Late Maurice Felce
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: The Late Maurice Felce

I also remember Maurice from the Saffron auction times and all auction venues after. He and his wife came to the "slotties day out" organised by Jerry in Brighton - a most enjoyable day. A lovely couple and very sad news. I agree it is hard to believe it is 13 years ago they left.
by sweetmeats
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Have you seen what we mustn't talk about?
Replies: 21
Views: 1313

Re: Have you seen what we mustn't talk about?

What price the Green Ray? Far better than the Morphy machine that sold for $5,500 hammer! We will see tomorrow, but £2/400 unlikely to buy it!!!
by sweetmeats
Tue May 05, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Mutoscope lens
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: Mutoscope lens

Thank you to gameswat for alerting everyone that the advert was not what it seemed. I posted it in good faith thinking it was "what it said on the packet". As no expert on this, I am glad it was spotted so quickly and trust no one tried to buy one.
by sweetmeats
Mon May 04, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Mutoscope lens
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Mutoscope lens

Stumbled upon this on ebay thought it may be useful to someone doing a restoration project . ebay no. 402211300083
by sweetmeats
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Penny only signs
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Penny only signs

Does anyone know if anyone still makes the small plastic penny only signs suitable for use on alwins .There were some available on ebay a while ago, but have not seen any for some while. I need two any advice would be most helpful.
by sweetmeats
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Burstow and Hewlett Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: Burstow and Hewlett Sale

I viewed the auction on Monday the Caille was in need of considerable work and missing significant parts which I would think could only be found in the USA . The footballer was described as Doughty and Barret as the auctioneer was told this by an "expert" in Hastings. I have seen four of these machi...
by sweetmeats
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Victorian wall hanging circus astrology game machine
Replies: 10
Views: 4181

Re: Victorian wall hanging circus astrology game machine

I did know about this machine being back up for auction. I was also kindly made aware of it by fellow member. When I bid previously I had not seen the machine as was in Derby. This time much closer to home and had three weeks notice so went to view it the day before the auction. First impressions it...
by sweetmeats
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Auction at Tennants
Replies: 3
Views: 863

Auction at Tennants

A friend just called to say that an auction on 22 January includes a number of slots as well as some mechanical music. Sale is currently on saleroom, maybe some things of interest to members.
by sweetmeats
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Pat Gresham
Replies: 5
Views: 1629

Re: Pat Gresham

Wonderful pictures, these show the real Pat I will remember, full of the joy of life despite life not always being so joyful for her. She always looked on the positive side of everything.