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Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:29 pm
by cheeky
.......makes me wonder if what you're suggesting is we also list auctions such as the one that started this thread?
Yes, that would be lovely. Grateful if you could buy me some machines too. !!IDEA!!

Call me picky but I don't expect too much.... :!?!:

Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:06 pm
by bandito
Point taken Mr BP. When I have a spare 3 or 4 hours I do the searches for "slot" etc. and end up back where I started, then I end up falling asleep..... :(

Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:29 am
by pennymachines
Cheeky wrote:Call me picky....
I call you Cheeky. !MONKEY!
Besides, I knew nothing about this auction until I read it here.

Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:23 pm
by daveslot
I did spot these before they were listed here and was looking forward to underbidding them, but you have saved me a trip to Lincolnshire to view these and dream about owning them. It's a shame they will probably leave these shores now.
The auctioneers are pretty useless with their estimates and there would have been a lot of disappointed punters. I also requested pics of the 3 lots and they sent me 4 pics of the same machine :roll:

Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:38 pm
by jingle
I have been taking a good look at these
And there seems to be
A good lot of parts missing
If there not inside,,
These could actually end up as ornaments
Am treading carefully on these :woops:

Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:12 pm
by daveslot
Bandito wrote:Remember a few years ago a Jennings Club Chief in a console came up for sale at auction with, I believe, an estimate of £400? I went to that auction. As soon as that lot came up for offer, the auctioneer said there had been a lot of interest in the item and had 4 live phone bidders waiting to get the bidding started. The opening bid was £800 and quickly went to about £1350 and sold. I did not get a chance to even raise my card and get a bid in! It was not worth the £1350 someone paid for it in my opinion
I remember this, it was quite special, an ex-casino machine on a rare 50c and a sweepstake model with light-up panels, all complete and original - quite cheap I thought.

Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:25 pm
by bandito
Yes, it was on the old large 50p's and was, if I recall, from a casino in Gibraltar. Needed a lot doing to it to restore it. What I liked about it was the heptagon shaped coin entry for those 7 sided coins! First time I had seen one on a Jennings.

Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:19 pm
by daveslot
It was originally a 50 cent machine being operated on old penny in Gibraltar, then an operator had adapted it to operate on the old 50p by soldering the shape of the coin, slightly bigger of course, into the old penny
entry as they are a similar size. Simple to take off, the slides hadn't been touched, they just messed with the award card.

Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:12 pm
by pennymachines
STOP PRESS

Results of sale (all bought in the room):
Crane: £1600
Big Six: £5200
Billiards: £3200

(Buyer's premium 15% plus VAT)

Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:19 pm
by daveslot
Typical, pm you even beat me to the results.
I reckon only the Handani will be staying in the UK.
I managed a few bids.