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Re: Canterbury Auction Galleries auction: 6-7 Feb '18

Postby coppinpr » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:42 am

The restriction in paragraph 1 shall not apply to measuring devices that were in use in the Community before 3 April 2009...
The restriction in paragraph 1(b) shall not apply to: (a) measuring devices more than 50 years old on 3 October 2007;
I think that quote is from the 2015 guidelines and refers to the 2007 law with its amendments. The 2007 law was totally removed in May 2017 and replaced with a totally new law in June 2017. This new EU law is so badly written (now there is a surprise) it's not clear what it means. The N.A.G have circulated a memo to all Jewelers who are members saying that in their view the sale of even old mercury products is now against the law, but it's true the law is ambiguous in many areas and has been referred back for clarification. By the time that gets done we will be out of the EU anyway so I guess nothing will change anyway. :lol:

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Re: Canterbury Auction Galleries auction: 6-7 Feb '18

Postby sweetmeats » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:28 am

Just a few notes on the auction: the vendor is well known to me and I'm certain all machines will be in full working order with keys. The L'Eclaire was bought from me many years ago and plays on French 25 centimes, the ones with a hole in the centre (I can supply some if needed at 25p each).

The Rippler is a repro. The Turf Champ is original. I saw it before it was restored. It was in poor condition, but basically the same - the Ruffler & Walker plate is a red herring and probably added in the 1960s when sold secondhand. This and two other Turf Champs came in a parcel of machines bought from an operator 15+ years ago by a now deceased dealer. I understand part 2 of this collection is to be sold in 2019 at these salerooms.

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Re: Canterbury Auction Galleries auction: 6-7 Feb '18

Postby coppinpr » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:50 am

Thanks for the info, very helpful. !THUMBS!

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Re: Canterbury Auction Galleries auction: 6-7 Feb '18

Postby treefrog » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:15 am

Suspect sellers of machines will be reasonably happy with results today. I went down for the ride, but bid on nothing. The machines were not raw enough for me...in the sense untouched rather than rough.

I reckon more than 50% of the items are going to France, there were multiple bidders from there. Makes sense now why this place is a good placement to attract the continental money....

I did pickup the below bandit yesterday, more my thing, so have something to play with :cool: I have two Mad Melons now and only the second one I have seen for sale in 10 years.
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Re: Canterbury Auction Galleries auction: 6-7 Feb '18

Postby pennymachines » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:26 pm

Full results now in the Arena.

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Re: Canterbury Auction Galleries auction: 6-7 Feb '18

Postby aristomatic » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:52 pm

Thanks for posting results.
The L'eclaire is a fine looking machine, only ever seen one close up and that was maybe 10 years ago. Seemed a low hammer price in relation to some of the other items?

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Re: Canterbury Auction Galleries auction: 6-7 Feb '18

Postby coppinpr » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:32 pm

The prices for a lot of the items seems to reflect that bidders were taking the 24%+VAT on top into account The real winner, as usual, is the auction house.

The seller of the shooter walked away with £668.80. The buyer paid £1138.72 (if he was in the room, over £1150 if he was not). The house made a min of £394.60 (more than half of what the seller got) and VAT man got £78.32.
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Re: Canterbury Auction Galleries auction: 6-7 Feb '18

Postby pennymachines » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:01 pm

I would not have been surprised to see L'Eclaire go a lot higher, even taking into account the total cost, but it seems there are few collectors in the UK with a passion for such stuff. I think if it had been a British shooting game of similar vintage there would have been stronger bidding. I wonder if, as TF suggests, it went back to France.

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Re: Canterbury Auction Galleries auction: 6-7 Feb '18

Postby aristomatic » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:07 pm

I agree the figures can look outrageous when you consider what the seller walks away with net compared to what the auction house takes, however it still looked to me on the low side in comparison to some of the more usually seen items, however I never enquired about it or viewed it so it may have had a condition issue?

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Re: Canterbury Auction Galleries auction: 6-7 Feb '18

Postby gameswat » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:27 pm

The L'Eclair was a nice complete machine, mech is fairly basic so not a lot to ever go wrong. Tried to interest a local friend in this but no idea yet if he ended up bidding?
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