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Deluxe Buckley Digger project

Postby clubconsoles » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:20 am

Anyone seen one lately, I have been after one for ages now!
Last one I saw was at a Christies auction in London, I did bid but narrowly lost out to another collector!

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Re: Buckley Digger

Postby grabber » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:37 am

Buckley cranes sometimes come up for sale but the Deluxe Digger is very hard to find. Last year there was one for sale on ebay. I think the seller was in Switzerland.

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Re: Buckley Digger

Postby clubconsoles » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:02 am

Thanks that's great!

I'm Nigel, by the way!
I already have a streamline Merchantman and an Electric Travelling Crane with the Candy Vendor!
I love the Art Deco appearance of the Deluxe Buckley and would love to have one of those too!
Any idea how much the one on ebay went for??

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Re: Buckley Digger

Postby clubconsoles » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:19 am

Hi Grabber

I see from the 2010 what now? post that one of your projects is a Buckley digger deluxe!

Any chance of putting a good pic up?
Would love to see it!

Thanks, Nigel.

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Re: Buckley Digger

Postby pennymachines » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:50 pm

There are two Deluxe Buckley crane sales recorded in the Arena, both from 2006 - one at Southern Counties, Salisbury; the other at Christie's, London (maybe the one you remember?). You'll have to subscribe if you want to know what they made :twisted:
Also the yellow and green painted deco crane below - is it Buckley or another manufacturer? Sadly James Roller's Digger site has not re-appeared.
My favourite Buckley is the bijou counter-top Jewel Box digger. I haven't seen one of those on the market for years either.
One of our members is selling a smart Exhibit Supply on ebay at the moment: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LOVELY-EXHIBIT-SU ... 2eab840ed6
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Re: Buckley Digger

Postby clubconsoles » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:56 pm

Hi Penny Machines and thanks for your input.

The green and yellow crane is a "Wonder Crane", not sure whether British or American but Simon Stern had one for sale on his website 2 - 3 years ago.

The first digger you have uploaded is the actual one from Christies 2006 sale!
It was from the Nic Costa collection and went for £2400!
I know this as I bid £2300 and wish I had of bid more now! :NBG: :cry:

James roller site is still active??
http://www.jamesroller.com/vintage/

Viv's Blue Streak Crane is indeed, very nice, but it's the Buckley I am after!

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Re: Buckley Digger

Postby pennymachines » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:25 pm

Nigel wrote:James roller site is still active??
http://www.jamesroller.com/vintage/
That's a relief - James' site has been off-line for a week or more and I was already missing it. The best coin-op crane resource on the net.

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Re: Buckley Digger

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Re: Buckley Digger

Postby grabber » Thu May 27, 2010 8:12 pm

$42,000 dollars
is a lot of money

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Re: Buckley Digger

Postby clubconsoles » Thu May 27, 2010 10:26 pm

Guest wrote:There is one for sale here :
http://www.berkshirehomeandantiques.com ... ?id=369250
Seen that one!
What planet are they on???


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