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Re: Opportunity of the decade coming

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:42 pm
by badpenny
Yes there will be a Coventry Auction, as usual, we haven't let you down yet.

Back to this Sunday, we now have machines confirmed …….

Mills Hi Top good working order
Sega Hi Top restoration project, but working order
Mills Poinsettia project, but working
Aristocrat Kingsway Crazy
Mini Sega
Bolands Brooklands in good working order
Wonders Coppadropper
Safari Allwin
Firmans Pushapenny
Mills Hi Top in good working order
Easy Push
French Allwin
Greyhound Stadium/Caille
Tippa Copper

A fine selection of desirable collectables and projects.
There could be more, and they could be yours!

Re: Opportunity of the decade coming

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:21 pm
by cheeky
You’re bringing tears to my eyes already. Thank goodness there will be an auction later this year. I will be there and nowhere else God willing.

Re: Opportunity of the decade coming

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:08 pm
by badpenny
Yesterday we started building the racking and laying it all out. Thinking we were being a bit prompt and could have done it very early Sunday morning we were in for a shock.
Friday mid afternoon and we're still not finished …… Gulp!

BP :cool:

Re: Opportunity of the decade coming

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:43 pm
by radiochrissie
I will be going to this, there are parts that I have been after for years. One thing that concerns me, if 500 people all turn up at 11 a.m :shock: how will you control access ?I will be there early so this worries me !!UHOH!!

Re: Opportunity of the decade coming

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:45 pm
by badpenny
I shan't be controlling access.
The horse shoe of tables will be entered from the right, the value of the items will be low to high right to left.

So queue that side of the roller door and sharpen your elbows.


BP :cool:

Re: Opportunity of the decade coming

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:41 pm
by dutchboy
I want to wish everyone who will go to deby tomorrow a very nice day! I hope you have your wives preparerd about all the pieces you will take back home :D . If there is any money left in your wallet maybe you buy some flowers for her on the way back home.

Re: Opportunity of the decade coming

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:57 pm
by badpenny
Anyone keeping back any money tomorrow to waste on flowers will be drummed out of "The Slotty Boys' Day Out Club".

Ask yourself where nearly all of the stems sold here ... err, stem from ... ? That's Right Hollandland!
dutchboy has a vested pocket interest. !PUZZLED!

BP :cool:

Re: Opportunity of the decade coming

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:31 pm
by dutchboy
Bp, you don’t know how close you are with that.... i’m offerd by a member here to see for some parts tomorrow !!THUMBSX2!!

Re: Opportunity of the decade coming

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:27 pm
by special when lit
Just got back from the sale. Only bought a couple of small bits, a jackpot glass & 6d badge for my Hi-Top, but the venue is only 10 mins away from me, so quite pleased with what I got.
Looked like there were a lot of useful spares & a few nice machines for sale, too. There was a very nice allwin I would have liked, but it was already sold. :(

Re: Opportunity of the decade coming

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:48 pm
by tammy
How did the sale go today please.
Sadly for me at the first looks, for me being all vintage bandit parts was not worth me going as i havent any one arm bandits yet. Also to me the advertising seemed to be a little hard to find as i missed the fact of the later machines and bandits which would have made me go. I only saw them in the middle of the afternoon today sadly. The poinsettia i would have liked to see as i am after an old bandit preferably a roman head one.
I think the trouble with the forum lists is they is such a lot of past imfo (which is good) but makes it hard to follow were to find new comments editions etc.
it was the advantage when we had a vintage slot machine magazine.
However well done to all putting it on and thankyou for your hard work.