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bill gates
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Auctions or lack of....

Postby bill gates » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:56 pm

Seems an age ago since I last went to an auction for amusement collectibles. 2 auctions in one day and now nothing on the horizon..... !PUZZLED!

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Re: Auctions or lack of....

Postby brianh » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:48 pm

Presume you saw this from Gloria at Elephant House? As sweetmeats said on the EH post we all wish her well and I'm sure Steve will be announcing a new auction soon as his mum is fit again.

posted: 4th February
Hello all!

Thanks to everyone for all your kind messages, good wishes and get well cards. I am now at home recovering - not as quickly as I'd like to! - but recovering nevertheless after an emergency operation to remove a cancer tumour that had stuck to my kidney.

Several times whilst recovering from the effects of over 6 hours of surgery under deep anaesthetic, I imagined I was up on the rostrum in a full auction room, and could see all your faces individually - a lasting memory! After a further five days in the critical care unit, they let me home to continue the recovery process. Steve keeps telling me off as I'm getting impatient now to get back to the Elephant House and sell you all something!


My very best wishes to you all, let's hope 2018 turns into a better year than it has begun.

Gloria. [/i][/i]

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Re: Auctions or lack of....

Postby treefrog » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:30 pm

bill gates wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:56 pm
Seems an age ago since I last went to an auction for amusement collectibles. 2 auctions in one day and now nothing on the horizon..... !PUZZLED!
There was one last week in Canterbury :D

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Re: Auctions or lack of....

Postby bill gates » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:03 pm

Of course I wish Steve’s mum Gloria a speedy recovery and good health always. The Canterbury auction was too far for me with interest in only 1 item. I know Coventry had 2 auctions one year. I guess that won’t happen again any time soon....

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Re: Auctions or lack of....

Postby treefrog » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:54 pm

A while back I mentioned the appetite for a collectors gathering focused more on, meet, greet, spares exchange, small auction (limited) and most importantly collectors show and tell where people can bring a small selection of their pride and joy for others to see and ooogle over....

I know small similar such events had been done a long time ago and there is always the challenge of where as this never meets everyone’s need. If the idea had large interest it maybe possible to do a south and north where of cause people could attend both if they chose.....

I know Coventry does part of this and used to have a few more spares tables , but the big difference here is not being focused around a auction, but a social event and sharing people machines

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Re: Auctions or lack of....

Postby brigham » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:51 am

The scooter scene, which I'm involved with at work, is well catered for by such meets.

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Re: Auctions or lack of....

Postby frayle » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:53 am

Unlike most other collecting areas, the slot machine scene seems not to have any dealers selling same; any 'fairs' or collectors swapmeets; any magazines promoting such etc.

The ability to buy these seems confined to Ebay or auctions, specialist or otherwise.

I find that odd given the obvious interest in these machines?

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Re: Auctions or lack of....

Postby brigham » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:27 am

It might be down to the weight!

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Re: Auctions or lack of....

Postby treefrog » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:42 am

More like a level of apathy. I occasionally post this type of topic and get little response, as such realise it is a waste of finger muscle use. I guess slot machine collectors are sad old men who like to play with themselves !OMFG!

Cannot believe size is an issue, people drag all sorts of objects to meets and fairs in other hobbies. Even motorcycle and car enthusiasts will not always drive their vehicles but tow them to a meet. I appreciate it could be a lot of hassle, but everyone likes others to appreciate their pride and joy and get positive feedback or maybe they would be worried about critical feedback. It is funny how often I find myself and see others going around the collectors auctions picking every tiny vault in every machine.

Also mentioned in the past is the number of serious people in the hobby as a lot who come to this site or all the facebook sites are people who just wanted a nice machine in their man room, I guess it is a small community spread over a large area.

Sooo back to our dark rooms and storage units :#:

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Re: Auctions or lack of....

Postby coppinpr » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:13 pm

Cannot believe size is an issue, people drag all sorts of objects to meets and fairs in other hobbies
At the Kent transport show last year one guy brought 3 tractors and a Sherman tank on two transporters, and I thought a Sega continental was heavy!! :o

there were also 65 buses,and you think we are a sad bunch of old farts :#:
(I was selling at the Kent fair...not attending as such I hasten to add )...there were some nice buses though :lol:


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