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Re: Coventry Auction 25/11/18

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:35 am
by ollie h
I would like to add to the positive feedback regarding the Coventry auction. It was my second after last year's. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was nice to speak to many like minded people about the hobby we all love, It’s not often I bump into people with similar interests in slots so it was good to have a chin wag. I would like to say a big thanks to the team for their organisation, Jerry and Jeremy I believe are the chaps behind the event so thanks to them especially. Kevin did a great job as auctioneer and I enjoyed his sense of humour. Amongst some smaller items I came away with two machines (the cheaper Bryans Elevenses and the Brenner Ball past the Arrow). Really happy with both machines and don’t think I overpaid luckily! Wasn’t really sure how much the Brenner was worth but having looked at the complex mechanism and general condition I feel like I got a good deal. Living in Dorset it is a fair trek for me (about 3 hours) but I definitely think I will have to make it a yearly pilgrimage. !THUMBS!
Roll on next year's auction. !!THUMBSX2!!

Re: Coventry Auction 25/11/18

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:15 pm
by badpenny
I think the proof that we achieved our often stated objective of supporting the hobby instead of just running a business has been realised this year.
How? Check eBay.

BP

Re: Coventry Auction 25/11/18

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:00 pm
by tdmnick
badpenny wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:15 pm
I think the proof that we achieved our often stated objective of supporting the hobby instead of just running a business has been realised this year.
How? Check eBay.
BP
I'd agree with that. Seemed to me that the machines sold went to a wide cross-section of people there, many of whom will keep them for personal entertainment and their collection, and (possibly because of the generally higher prices) the dealers certainly didn't have a monopoly on things.

Re: Coventry Auction 25/11/18

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:13 pm
by sweetmeats
Jimmycowman's request for rippler original paperwork. I put in all the items in the auction and had just one duplicate lot, THE RIPPLER all four pieces! It you would like to message me through the site with phone number I am sure I can help.

Re: Coventry Auction 25/11/18

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:42 pm
by aristomatic
Results now posted

If the Sega bonus star is still unsold, please contact me via pm

Thx

Re: Coventry Auction 25/11/18

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:44 pm
by JC
Results are now online here:

http://www.vintageamusementsauctions.co ... 4594479591

I've also emailed them to Mr PM, so they should also be available in the ARENA soon.

Jerry

Re: Coventry Auction 25/11/18

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:02 pm
by pennymachines
Thank you Jerry...
And now also in the Arena with my pics.

Re: Coventry Auction 25/11/18

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:06 pm
by clubconsoles
I cannot believe someone paid £38 + Commission for $10 worth of nickels!!

Re: Coventry Auction 25/11/18

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:30 am
by watlingman
You better believe it - I was there, dropped out at £15 !!!

Re: Coventry Auction 25/11/18

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:53 pm
by badpenny
The exchange rate quoted is affected by Brexit.
Everything that has confused this country since the late 1960s is down to either Decimalisation or Brexit.
For a brief period in the 1970s The Bay City Rollers also had a detrimental knock on against the value of the Italian Lira, interestingly they improved the value of the Solomon Islands Banjo Gumban Bean.

When I looked at the nickels I was astonished at the number of them which were solid silver, probly'

BP '!'