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Re: salvage hunters

Postby jonesthegarage » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:57 pm

Wouldn't surprise me if he went out of business - the few times I've seen it he has driven two-handed at least 500 miles and bought next to bugger all.

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Re: salvage hunters

Postby hiflyer » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:59 pm

But surely handsomely compensated by the fat fee for doing the TV prog.

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Re: salvage hunters

Postby classicgambler » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:19 am

The said machine has gone - it went a while back, so they say. :(

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Re: salvage hunters

Postby slotalot » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:34 pm

They used to have a museum attached to the pub. It had quite a few vintage slots in it, including a full set of Bryans Magic machines!!! But don't get too excited - it was all sold off years ago. :dammit:

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Re: salvage hunters

Postby coppinpr » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:21 pm

There is an antiques barn near me, usual thing: areas rented out to different people, the owner has put lots of items on a ledge that runs around the walls to "give the place some charm". He won't sell these items because, "it would make the place look drab". One of the items is a clown catcher. :o

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Re: salvage hunters

Postby gameswat » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:27 pm

I happened to stay in Lewes last year for a weekend with friends and visited that two story antiques place. Spotted the Clown and eventually was given the price of 1100 pounds! Strangely, I didn't buy. !PUZZLED!
But I adored Lewes, the loveliest town I've ever visited in the UK! I really liked the hill top position of much of it, so every building is on a unique angle making it ever changing and interesting.

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Re: salvage hunters

Postby badpenny » Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:00 pm

Strewth Gameswat! ..... Is there a slot machine anywhere you haven't seen? !OMFG!

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Re: salvage hunters

Postby andydotp » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:16 am

Blood-oath BP, there's one I can think of........ and Gameswat's only down the road. Could have it back in't west by dinner!
Great to hear Coventry went't off.
Best to all.
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Re: salvage hunters

Postby badpenny » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:06 pm

The next time you're behind him in the queue for the dunny, tap him on the shoulder and suggest it Andy.

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Re: Salvage Hunters

Postby gameswat » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:22 am

All Andy has to do is "lose" some important parts of that Coronet and I'll be all over it like stink on a june bug!

I hadn't realised until he mentioned it to me the other day that the mech was mostly hand made - which adds to it's interest no end. But on my budget I can only afford projects. And I've learnt a hell of a lot more from researching & restoring them than just by collecting them.


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