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Morphy auction January 2017

Postby sweetmeats » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:29 pm

The sale details are on calendar page apart from having a mind blowing collection of bandits from a collector I visited about ten years ago who had 1000+! then .There are also eight nice ENGLISH machines I spotted [may have missed one or two] all estimated very low even with exchange rate £1/$1.2 have a look lot numbers 288,576,627,984,1095,1131,1271 and1338. Good luck the auction do a first rate shipping service and should be able to give estimate before the sale on any lot.

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Re: Morphy auction January 2017

Postby aristomatic » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:19 pm

Just literally had a x5 mins sweep thru the catalogue

471 should be of interest to at least one member here!

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Re: Morphy auction January 2017

Postby gameswat » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:47 pm

Even though there are some truly amazing machines in the auction I was well and truly bored by about the 20th page, and it just went on and on! I think this is a classic example of all the lower end stuff bringing the great pieces down, and not the other way around. If this collection had been distilled over time to just the core 100 best pieces then it would've been spectacular. I did get to visit in person back in 2005 with just two other people and that was overwhelming itself!! There were quite a few other English wall machines back then that aren't in the auction, they were in a separate room mostly, he must have culled them a while ago for space reasons. The house was a rabbit warren of rooms he kept adding so he could keep buying. The machines were displayed in built in shelving units that covered walls.

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Re: Morphy auction January 2017

Postby john t peterson » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:34 pm

You just answered my main question, Gameswat: where is heaven's name were all these machines warehoused? Your other point is well taken. When you amass an overwhelming collection, the finer pieces are diminished by virtue of the sheer numbers of machines. It will be interesting to see the prices realized. Is the market strong enough to absorb all these slots at top value? Time will tell.

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Re: Morphy auction January 2017

Postby gameswat » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:14 pm

Can't find any photos I took on the visit but here's a short interview with Barry showing the collection in his house.


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Re: Morphy auction January 2017

Postby sweetmeats » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:20 pm

I note Mr Peterson's comments regards the quantity of machines. I think a more positive view is that there are opportunities for all pockets to buy a machine, also many of the lower priced machines are rare even if not classics. Nice to see the video post I had forgotten just how amazing the collection was .

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Re: Morphy auction January 2017

Postby treefrog » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:41 am

Well I must have been bored as I had the auction running on my computer watching the events fold and after a while, one fancy front US bandit merges into another. As has been mentioned there were just too many to focus on. There were more than 15 British machines, with a good selection of Bolands bandits selling for similar prices as here. The Bryans machines fetched good money which surprised me with the Double Decker going for $2000. I could not believe what the Bradshaw stockbroker went for at the end, over $3500 :shock:
Some of my favourite machines were there, but with shipping and exchange rate beyond my pocket, e.g. the Baby Grand and the Brooklands Racer finishing at $1000 (looked like it had a bad chrome job and loss of original paint)
No Aristocrats or jubilees here, but there was one Aussie machine, the infamous Middlehurst Coronet which would have been tempting ;-)

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Re: Morphy auction January 2017

Postby aristomatic » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:53 pm

I had the auction on for about 20 mins yesterday evening. I had forgotten about it but managed to see some machines live and also see realised hammer prices on lots 900 plus? However couldn't see how to access realised for lots 1-899? Maybe that was all the previous day's lots.

If anyone has the realised price on the Silver Palace and the Coronet I would be interested to know those thanks, or just post a link to access?

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Re: Morphy auction January 2017

Postby arrgee » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:30 pm

Gameswat wrote:here's a short interview with Barry showing the collection in his house
Just an amazing collection of machines :shock:

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Re: Morphy auction January 2017

Postby treefrog » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:45 pm

No idea what the Silver Palace went for as they have never been my cuppa, always looked odd to me, but the coronet went for $1400

Below link still works but you will have to scroll page by page as the search function only looks at the current auction

http://auctions.morphyauctions.com/mobi ... tionid=273


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