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Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Postby youngerap » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:48 pm

Oi, BP. I can assure you that I have never given any evidence on Queen (or any other rock band, for that matter). I just thought they were interesting items and in the spirit of this forum, thought maybe others might share that interest. Didn't know I had made a bit of a faux pas. :lol:

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Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Postby badpenny » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:01 pm

No faux pas at all young man, be assured.

I did exactly the same thing myself about a year ago and received an email immediately from someone asking me to take it down as he was interested in going after it. I also remember a few years back a bit of a "how to do" on here because members were pointing out slot machines on eBay that were in the wrong category and others felt it was unsporting to point it out to the rest of us.

If it's on The Internet it's in the public domain.

TF's comment about us all pretending to ourselves that we're the only ones who know. Is bang on the mark.

A very entertaining thread I feel

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Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Postby jingle » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:40 pm

Nice one youngerap la
:o
Now then tree frog ;-)
You were terrible for pointing auctions out
When you 1 st arrived on this site lad,
I stopped searching in the end
I just waited for you to put it on here !!>*<!! :!!!:

Now then were is my bank managers number
@&@

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Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Postby youngerap » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:04 pm

Holy crap! Just looked at two 'similar' period machines in the States (a Caille Eclipsel and a Judge) and the guide prices are $60,000 - $120,000 and $21,000 - $42,000, respectively.

The American auction machines are clearly in restored condition, but I am starting to understand why one might wish to keep this Lot quiet....... price guide of £100-£150? Yeah, that is realistic! :NBG:

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Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Postby treefrog » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:22 pm

Ah Jingles how right you are.....my naive position in my early days on this site, I thought I was being helpful and posting every machine I found on here, actually it took me two years to clock on I was seriously pissing off other members collectors......der.....it took 20 emails, threats of debagging and unusual packages through the letter box to clock on this was not helpful.....now I am like everyone else....

Lets face it we are collectors and part of that is getting something everyone else does not have and the biggest appeal is the challenge... We are blee*ing addicts,lets face it and it is fun !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Postby badpenny » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:43 pm

Addict! .... Who's an addict? I'm not ..... ok, I do a bit of slots now and again, but I can stop when I want ...... I've just got a bit of a cold at the moment. :-(

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Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Postby pennymachines » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:05 pm

youngerap wrote:I am starting to understand why one might wish to keep this Lot quiet.......
Yep. I reckon I know about 80% of what's going through the auctions, partly because I pay to know and partly thanks to a collector friend, far more diligent than myself at scouring the internet, who very kindly tips me off sometimes. The fact that I (and he) knew nothing of this sale until you posted it here, suggests it might otherwise have slipped through with only a handful of collectors in the game. It will, almost certainly, affect the hammer price, perhaps very significantly, when you consider this site is watched by collectors, here and overseas, many of whom are not members or active in the Forum, but are likely to be extremely interested in these rarities.

When it comes to collecting, only one thing can trump cash, and that's information.

Certainly, if I'd known about this one, I'd have been horrified to find it discussed here before sale day. That's not to say you did anything wrong - just to let you know (and, as a new collector, it's understandable you wouldn't) - you're bound to put some serious collectors' noses out of joint. Others would argue you did a good thing - namely, serious collectors who didn't know, the auction house and the lucky vendor who put them in a provincial saleroom with little or no reserves!

Next time this site goes offline for three weeks because "The website owner has not paid web hosting charges for the current month", it might mean Youngerap saw an odd machine called "Bumper" at his local village auction and wonders if... !SHSSS!

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Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Postby john t peterson » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:45 am

Youngerap,

To tell or not to tell, that is the question. (Apologies to Willy S.) I unknowingly stepped on some serious toes almost 10 years ago when I discovered the Pansu Collection auction two days before it occurred and posted notice on our American coin-op site. Turns out several of the golden-heeled American collectors were attending and did not appreciate notice going out to the hoi polloi. My general rule of thumb is that the more who know, the better it is for the hobby. Unless I'm going to attend and want to keep the news under wraps, of course.

Self-serving, you ask? OF COURSE!

J Peterson
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Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Postby youngerap » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:12 am

Well, two thoughts are bouncing around in my head about this subject: 1) I am disappointed that I might have denied a UK collector that chance to purchase a machine that, perhaps, they might never have thought would come their way. To them, I apologise. 2) I am not at all concerned about upsetting a 'serious' collector. Such a person should know the true value of this machine and I would expect them to a) expect competition at the auction and b) be prepared to pay for it.

I guess there is also a third thought, which is that I would guess the sellers of this machine do not know what they might have (or else they would have put a few shillings into some restoration work and whacked it into Christies). If they get a little windfall from this, all well and good.

For me, these were just interesting machines that I had not seen before.

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Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Postby badpenny » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:25 am

I have to correct you here Mr P.

The Bumper was a fortnight ago in a Table Top Sale, Park Hall Road Walsall. :cool:


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