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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby clubconsoles » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:33 am

moonriver wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:53 am
What a difference a day makes, Morphys were previously offering a $100 voucher per person if you attended the auction in person because most of the US collectors think Morphys made a big mistake relocating their coin-op out of Vegas anyway and attendance was way down, even before the current crisis.
Oh yes, they did make a mistake. Last couple of years I have made it a holiday and even bought a few items!
Many US collectors feel the same as I do. Their Denver location is a nightmare to fly into from Europe, even without the Virus. :( :( :(

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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby brianh » Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:33 am

I'm sure many of you will have received Steve Hunt's email letting us know that his mum Gloria, the Elephant House auctioneer, sadly passed away last August and that his dad also now has cancer. Those of us who attended the auctions will remember her with affection and admire her courage in carrying on auctioneering despite her serious illness. My thoughts are with Steve.

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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby chris roadhog » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:15 am

Sad news, will miss her humorous auctioneering :( Best wishes to Steve and Dad X

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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby coin-op » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:36 am

chris roadhog wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:15 am
Sad news, will miss her humorous auctioneering :( Best wishes to Steve and Dad X
Quite agree - Gloria was always entertaining and a cheerful lady. Her presence will be missed, but plenty of memories amongst many of us.

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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby sweetmeats » Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:41 pm

Such sad news have known Gloria for more than 25 years a lovely lady, not only as an auctioneer also as barmaid on the ill-fated pier, dinner companion with Steve and on many visits to her house for tea. Will so greatly missed.

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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby treefrog » Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:22 pm

Yes very sad and will be missed by many of us, the life and soul of the house :!?!: ........

Was interested to read Steve’s plan on buying and selling items through known previous sales and potential matches on people who maybe willing to let go of wanted items. One of the biggest challenges at this very precise time is inability to get out and drive anywhere to collect or view items and all the risks around blind bidding and paying high courier costs.. We will see on the new idea and how it goes and maybe be a good alternative for hunting down a specific item. I still feel we all like the world of auctions as well where you get to either sell many items to a wide audience or buy and see many items in a single sale. I miss making a trip out even if for a catch up with people....

Looking forward to any kind of release to the normal world of collecting

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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby coppinpr » Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:34 pm

sad news indeed..she will be missed for sure.
Steve is not everyone's cup of tea to be sure but it can't be denied he's had a disastrous couple of years, let's not forget he fell from the EH roof and nearly did for himself plus hasn't been able to run an auction for over a year as well as all his other nightmares, condolences on his loss and best wishes for a brighter future

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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby special when lit » Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:17 pm

Must admit, Steve's not been my favorite person over the years, but you do have to feel for him. To lose his Mum & then his Dad getting ill too, on top of the shite year that everyone's had must be horrible.
Always remember Gloria from Steve's Huntingdon auctions, always with a glass of whisky next to her!
RIP Gloria.

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