Well I went along, as well as a few others I recognized from the Coventry auction. I am sure if you were a crafty speculator, you could have bought a lot of general bric a brac for very little and resold it very quickly as some stuff was very cheap. Also a lot of the artwork seems reasonably priced.
I lost my sheet with the prices on for the machines, but I am sure they will be posted at some point. I am sure the BM co Art Deco machine was a low price around £440, as it was in great condition with a lovely oak finish. I think the Paymarid went for £950 and the Bryans Bullions fetched reasonable amounts, late £400s. There were a number of lots I wished I had gone for now, hey ho.....
As usual I bid on things I do not even look at and apart from a few bandits, I won a Chocolate Vending Machine I had only glanced at....£30 didn't seem a lot, but I did not realise how large it was and more worrying the weight. I am convinced this thing was twice the weight of a Mills Bandit and struggled to get it into my boot.
I am not really into vending machines, but on getting it home it turns out to be a German machine made in Berlin, but sold for the UK market in English on 6D. Even more interesting it is brand new, never used from what I can tell. Original receipt to a Vending Automatics in Llandundo in 1962. In the bottom are sealed paper bags of parts, cash trays and spares inserts and has original keys. Not quite sure what I am going to do with it yet, as my walls may not take the weight, but looks good.
Was not a bad day, apart from being cold.... Be interesting to see if there is enough interest to run again in three months.