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Re: Italian Ascot Bandits

Postby pennymachines » Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:37 pm

Another example, for the record - this one on a Polaroid marked Lot 1048, 13 Oct. sale. Not sure what year it was but I don't think Dickinson, Davy & Markham hold auctions now.
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Re: Italian Ascot Bandits

Postby pennymachines » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:42 pm

This one currently standing at £628 in the Netherlands.
From a Belgian Café in Antwerp with (very special) the authorisation from 1966 on the side a rare Astor Check-Mate one-armed bandit, Italian manufacturer from the 1950s / 60s which has served for years in Belgium.
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Re: Italian Ascot Bandits

Postby dutchboy » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:34 pm

I did see this one for sale and he is asking 950 pounds for it. It’s a nice model but the paint looked horrible to me. Should there be chess symbols on the strips? It’s now at 700 and not reached reserve yet.

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Re: Italian Ascot Bandits

Postby pennymachines » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:50 pm

Of the one's seen so far, only the blue/grey example at the EH had those unusual chess symbols, but that one was missing back-bonnet etc.

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Re: Italian Ascot Bandits

Postby malcymal » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:17 pm

There is currently an Astor mech for sale on Ebay; might be of use to somebody on here who has a case or needs parts. Not sure how far the corrosion goes on it, probably just surface rust.
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Re: Italian Ascot Bandits

Postby treefrog » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:38 am

Funny the Elephant house machine is up again, two trips at auction and a few owners since, still not working and no hood or door and double the price on eBay.
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I suspect Italy would be the easiest place to get parts as they are more common there, only problem is the Italian market is crazy and full of dreamers. You so often see Sega light ups from Britain with price tags in excess of £1500, they seem to multiply everything by three.

I did find a sales site there where there are a number of Astor’s for sale of a variety of models including a the Checkmate......I quite like them, but not at the asking prices. Suspect the Italian market is where to sell this machine.
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