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Re: Coventry Spring Auction

Postby coppinpr » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:56 pm

Very pleased and relieved to see the EH March auction will NOT clash with the Coventry auction. With their Feb auction being on the 24th Feb I was beginning to suspect their March auction would be a month later on the 24th March, but it's been announced as the 31st. !!YIPPEE!!

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Re: Coventry Spring Auction

Postby JC » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:02 pm

coppinpr wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:56 pm
Very please and relieved to see the EH March auction will NOT clash with the Coventry auction, With their Feb auction being on the 24th Feb I was beginning to suspect their March auction would be a month later on the 24th March but its been announced as the 31st !!YIPPEE!!
In fairness, EH announced the 31st ages ago, which is why we chose another date - it would be very silly to run an auction on the same day as a similar event that happens to be just down the road. No one would do that, would they?

Anyway, things are shaping-up very nicely. I've now loaded a few pictures of some of the machines already committed onto the site. In addition to the machines, another of our regular vendors (who seems to have an endless supply of books and magazines etc) has given me a preliminary list of stuff he will be entering, plus my coin dealer friend has already put aside lots of lovely coins. So we have very nearly 60 lots already - and that's before we've even officially started accepting entries!
Talking of which, an entry form will be available to download in a week or so. In the meantime, take a look at some of what will be on offer:

http://www.vintageamusementsauctions.co ... 4590640675

Jerry :cool:

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Re: Coventry Spring Auction

Postby JC » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:16 am

We're off!

I have now loaded the first two pages of early entries onto the Auction website - and there's already some really great stuff, with plenty to follow. If you have anything to enter, an entry form will be available to download sometime next week.
If you haven't already done so, make sure the date is circled in thick marker pen in your diaries - this will be another of our auctions that you won't want to miss!

Jerry

http://www.vintageamusementsauctions.co ... 4590640675

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Re: Coventry Spring Auction

Postby JC » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:21 am

An entry form is now available to download, so it's now time to start getting those entries in.

Ever seen one of these before? Well, make sure you're in Coventry on the 24th of March......

It could be yours!

http://www.vintageamusementsauctions.co ... 4590640675
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Re: Coventry Spring Auction

Postby treefrog » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:22 am

Very pretty, I have seen one of these Indians in the U.K along side about 5 other figures. If this is Dick DeLong, which it maye well be with the hexanganal base, he died last year at 79. From what I can tell his last carvings were done in 2015 and his website has been down for some time. I seem to be in the habit of posting the passing of people these days, maybe just a sign of us all getting old. :#:

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Re: Coventry Spring Auction

Postby JC » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:44 am

If this is Dick DeLong, which it maye well be with the hexanganal base.....
It is definitely a DeLong, although at the risk of appearing numerically superior, it has an octagonal base ;-)
I am aware that Dick DeLong died last year. I was under the impression that his carving company was still in business, being run by his sons. But I could be wrong there. DeLong had been carving a wide variety of things (not just slot machine figures) for 40 years.
If, as you say, there is another of these chiefs in the UK, then I'll alter the 'unique' claim on the webside later today. Unique or otherwise, it's still bloody impressive!

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Re: Coventry Spring Auction

Postby treefrog » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:04 am

Yes the one I saw was along side a row of others, mainly cowboys......not sure if DeLong or other makes as quite a few other people have made figures in the past..I am sure I remember a DeLong cowboy being at a Coventry sale about 10 years ago.....

No idea if the son will carry on, but their Facebook page has been quiet since his passing. You will see many other figures on there including a variety of Indians....

https://m.facebook.com/ranzoni1/

The figure I want is the scantily clad waitress with the pace machine ;-)

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Re: Coventry Spring Auction

Postby JC » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:27 am

I am sure I remember a DeLong cowboy being at a Coventry sale about 10 years ago
Yes, that's right - it had come from the same place. Mick Harris had had in his possession I think eight DeLong figures, which I believe were the Indian and seven cowboys.
I too would like a scantily clad waitress, with or without the Pace.

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Re: Coventry Spring Auction

Postby badpenny » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:34 pm

If I had a scantily dressed waitress I'd need a Pacemaker …… and a manual with detailed pictures.

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Re: Coventry Spring Auction

Postby coppinpr » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:49 pm

as long as the forum has photos to work from we can assist you BP !OMFG!


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