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Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Postby badpenny » Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:32 pm

The Results ...........

The Crane, motor missing, also claw and chains (I think) inside looked to have been more than a mouse nest more of a rodent town.
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£1700

Big Six. placed against wall, not possible to see inside, handle in office.
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£5200

Handan Ni
Massive game, looked an easy restoration
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£3200 .... sold in the room

Work out the total prices by adding commission 15% (I think) plus VAT, plus an internet premium if applicable.

I went over this morning first thing then came home and watched on laptop.
Congrats to the new owners who had slacker purse strings than I.
BP

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Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Postby pennymachines » Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:06 pm

Nice pictures, BP - much better than the saleroom provided.

The full patent for the Handan-Ni Seven Arches (GB191328400) is in the Archive

The unique feature of the game seems to be that you roll the tilted baize playfield laterally (or perhaps, a plate on top of it) in order to steer the balls towards the arches, whereupon an indicator flips up, the ball returns and that arch becomes a lose position. You have to make all the arches to get your penny back (number of balls determined by operator).

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Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Postby treefrog » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:36 pm

Looking forward to picking up the Big Six at the weekend..............I wish

Funny I put prices against each of these and the Bix Six is pretty much where I had guessed. Wonder if they will stay in the UK

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Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Postby bandito » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:34 pm

safe to say these type of machines are out there hiding away full of mouse droppings just waiting to be discovered.......

CoNgRaTs

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Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Postby badpenny » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:35 pm

I got chatty with a member of staff and he intimated that they stumbled upon them almost by accident. The boss had gone out to do a house clearance and the old store shed out the back was in such bad condition it was almost overlooked, guess what was inside?

He also told me they were staggered by the interest and phones were booked from overseas. I went along as I suspect it was the only chance I'd get to fondle a Big Six.

I was under in my guess on the Handan Ni, the other two I wasn't far out.
You're about right Mr. P. on your understanding of how it worked. The playfield does move laterally, it works like the destination blind on an old bus.
There is only one ball, and if goes down the same hole twice you lose and the game stops.

So is there anyone out there who has something to tell us? ........ jingle? Daveslot? how about you Mr.P?

Did anyone else from the forum attend? The auctioneer kept saying "It's ok I shall get to you when we've exhausted the Internet and telephones" Which suggests serious collectors were present, also we know The Handan Ni was sold in the room.

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Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Postby john t peterson » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:47 pm

Interesting to see that the "billiards" game was actually "7 Arches," pictures shown in Costa's book, page 132. His has a different stand and nameplate, of course.

Thanks for the good reporting, Mr. BP.

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Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Postby pennymachines » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:53 pm

badpenny wrote:There is only one ball, and if goes down the same hole twice you lose and the game stops.
But presumably, as the patent suggests, more could be added?
badpenny wrote:So is there anyone out there who has something to tell us? ........ how about you Mr.P?
I sir? Not I sir!
badpenny wrote:Did anyone else from the forum attend? ...The Handan Ni was sold in the room.
They were all sold in the room I believe, but I don't know to whom, and if another forum member does, I don't think they should out the buyer in this forum (even by pen name)...

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Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Postby badpenny » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:10 pm

I understood the winning bidders' numbers for the first two were internet.

As for outing anyone, believe you me if I'd been lucky enough to be one of the new owners then believe me, you'd all be hearing about it.
Like the joke about the guy in the confession box who tells the priest he's been sleeping with teenage blond twins . The priest tells him that because he's not catholic he doesn't have to tell him. He replies I'm telling everyone!

I guess you can have as many balls inserted as you like.

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Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Postby treefrog » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:24 pm

Looks like the crane actually ended up at £1600......

Would love to have heard the awe's from the room when the Big Six hit 5k... Me thinks this machine was worth it's final price, especially as the handle was there.... Someone else told me they believed the mechanism looked complete... Would be nice to know if it was a conversion to British penny. Looking at the coin entry this may be the case.

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Re: Interesting items in upcoming auction....

Postby pennymachines » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:51 pm

badpenny wrote:I guess you can have as many balls inserted as you like.
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