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by sweetmeats
Wed Jan 17, 2024 12:40 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Ahrens Great Golf Games
Replies: 7
Views: 2009

Re: Ahrens Great Golf Game

Picture of the two player Ahrens golf game, I know of only three examples two in the states plus this one.
by sweetmeats
Sat Jan 13, 2024 1:59 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Nice row of cast iron machines
Replies: 23
Views: 4630

Re: Nice row of cast iron machines

This is another postcard of Ryde pierhead dated 1907 showing a different set of machines including a Mermaid Yacht Racer and another machine I cannot identify on the right. It appears to be a photo machine. I have seen a similar machine on a Clacton pier postcard. I have enlarged the machine section...
by sweetmeats
Sat Jan 13, 2024 1:35 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Ahrens Great Golf Games
Replies: 7
Views: 2009

Re: Ahrens Great Golf Game

Post split moved & merged - Site Admin. I have just re-found this picture I was sent several years ago of this Ahrens golf machine in a private collection. It is a single player game and looks similar to the Chester Pollard machine which I played some years ago. Has anyone else seen or know of ...
by sweetmeats
Tue Jan 09, 2024 5:51 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: A really Sad Story
Replies: 22
Views: 1697

Re: A really Sad Story

I first met Ken Rubin (Kenny) in 2005 when I joined COCA and went to the California convention with my son James. On arrival we were both approached and then introduced to Ken Rubin and Mel Gatland who were both surprised and pleased to see us come all the way from England. At the next convention in...
by sweetmeats
Fri Dec 08, 2023 7:22 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Bryans Rockets for restoration on ebay
Replies: 21
Views: 6407

Re: Bryans Rockets for restoration on ebay

If treefrog would like to contact me he is welcome to contact me to come and take any measurements and or pictures of my rockets
by sweetmeats
Wed Jun 21, 2023 8:25 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Nicholson “Operating Theatre” & Canova “Problem”
Replies: 12
Views: 1439

Re: Nicholson “Operating Theatre” & Canova “Problem”

I really hope the buyer of these models viewed them before he bid as the pictures gave a misleading idea of their condition. The Canova case seemed to have no way of opening and the Operating Theatre had been heavily and poorly restored. Despite this they sold for hammer prices of £4400 and £5000 pl...
by sweetmeats
Sun Apr 30, 2023 1:54 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Ahrens / Shefras Punchballs
Replies: 33
Views: 11243

Re: Ahrens / Shefras Punchballs

Sentimental salvage, could you please give details on this site when you put instruction enamel on ebay as would like to have a bid thanks.
by sweetmeats
Sun Apr 30, 2023 12:23 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Wellers Auction @ Wadhurst, East Sussex
Replies: 9
Views: 1431

Re: Wellers Auction @ Wadhurst, East Sussex

The commission in this sale was 15% plus vat plus 20% on hammer price plus 5.94% saleroom charge total 43.94% !!! I have all prices if wanted but top prices hammer were flyover £1400 next wonders fore [golf] and wonders pools both £1100 each, not bad for having estimates of £50 to £80 each !!!
by sweetmeats
Tue Apr 04, 2023 1:36 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: EH / Collector Connector sales
Replies: 1406
Views: 504503

Re: EH / Collector Connector sales

Re the prototype magic machines sold on Sunday, I can add some details of these not known by at least some members of this forum. They were bought by the vendor about fifteen years ago from Australia through a third party. What is generally not known is that they did not have crackle paint. They wer...
by sweetmeats
Fri Dec 09, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Crazy auction weekend
Replies: 16
Views: 16662

Re: Crazy auction weekend

I first saw this machine on a visit to New York with COCO (Coin Operated Collectors Association) on their annual convention in 2008. Mel Gatlin invited me to see his wonderful collection at his home. I had first met him in 2005 at a COCA meeting in California. I show a photo taken at this time. To s...
by sweetmeats
Thu Dec 08, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Improved Pickwick variants
Replies: 55
Views: 27403

Re: Cresset Improved Pickwick

The Klein machine was sold on Sunday in the Elephant Auction. If you contact Steve Hunt, he may be able to put you in touch with the purchaser. There is probably a photo of the inside of the machine on his website available to a paid up member.
by sweetmeats
Tue Nov 08, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Auction Fever
Replies: 4
Views: 1887

Re: Auction Fever

With regard to the Madam Zita fortune tellers the original Roover's machines from circa 1890 were reproduced in the early 2000s. About 20 were made and sold for under $10,000 each. Auction houses often do not state which they are selling. Still the price sold at Morphy's sale was exceptional. Others...
by sweetmeats
Sat Oct 22, 2022 9:19 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: English Execution
Replies: 3
Views: 1923

Re: English Execution

On looking closer at the pictures, I now think it is a Lee of Blackpool, made between 1920 and 1950.
by sweetmeats
Sat Oct 22, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: English Execution
Replies: 3
Views: 1923

Re: English Execution

This is a John Dennison circa 1890 English.
by sweetmeats
Sat Oct 15, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Woe is me !!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2112

Re: Woe is me !!!!

Roger, so pleased I helped identify the Coochee Coochee for you. You would be pleased to know it lives in New York with one of the greatest and rare collections of coin op machines and is owned by very proud long standing collector. I add a photo I took on my first visit to his house in Greenwich Vi...
by sweetmeats
Thu Oct 13, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Woe is me !!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2112

Re: Woe is me !!!!

I believe the machine you are thinking of is owned by Ken Rubens, author of Drop Coin Here . When my wife and I visited about seven years ago, I took him some old French 10c coins to operate it. They are slightly smaller than an English penny. He asked my wife which of all his collection she liked b...
by sweetmeats
Wed May 25, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: EH / Collector Connector sales
Replies: 1406
Views: 504503

Re: EH / Collector Connector sales

Sale cat now on line on easy line auctions site.
by sweetmeats
Thu Mar 24, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bajazzo Clown wall machines
Replies: 198
Views: 76467

Re: Bajazzo Clown wall machines

The Clown you have looks to have a green cloth making it later, probably 1920s. The number on the side J... suggests it may be Jenson and made in Germany. Regards tokens for this machine, they are quite easy to find. I suggest a wanted add on this site. They should cost you 25/50p each, depending if...
by sweetmeats
Sun Feb 20, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Spicers vintage slot machine auctions
Replies: 94
Views: 13432

Re: Spicers slot auction 25 Feb 22

I agree with treefrog the coin entry is wrong on the football game and the oak case is much newer than the mech. I believe the mech is all original from what can be seen from the pictures. I have seen six of these in wooden cases over the last 30 years and this is the least convincing original case....
by sweetmeats
Sat Feb 19, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Spicers vintage slot machine auctions
Replies: 94
Views: 13432

Re: Spicers slot auction 25 Feb 22

The small footballer is a Matthewson. Wooden case looks totally okay to me. May be a new oak case but I do not think so. Newer? No, circa 1898!