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Canterbury Auction Galleries sale 5-6 Feb

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:04 pm
by pennymachines
Yesterday I put a forthcoming sale at Canterbury Auction Galleries in the Calendar. It's February 5-6th and I'm informed it will contain a set of 3 Bryans magic machines, a set of Bryans three ball allwins and a Smuggler working model, amongst other slot machines (not sure which of the two days).

Re: Canterbury Auction Galleries sale 5-6 Feb

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:53 pm
by treefrog
Wow, so many auctions in February and March, shame I have no money. :#:

Re: Canterbury Auction Galleries sale 5-6 Feb

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:01 am
by andy d
Lots 711 to 726 ...............has someone died? :shock:

Re: Canterbury Auction Galleries sale 5-6 Feb

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:24 am
by coppinpr
Wow, so many auctions in February and March, shame I have no money
open up one of those shipping containers and sell a few.........then you can buy some more :lol:

Re: Canterbury Auction Galleries sale 5-6 Feb

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:39 pm
by JC
Well, the auctioneers have certainly done their homework with some of (or rather most of) the dates attributed to the slots (NOT). 1970s Bryans Magic machines, which were actually made in '85; 1960s Merchantman crane, actually dating from the '30s; Bryans 3 Ball allwins all dated 1950s, which weren't actually produced until the '60s onward; 1940s Payramid, again produced from the '60s onward. And isn't that 1950s Passion tester one of Roger Gillman's?
.......and if anyone is considering bidding online, the commission is a whopping 30% :shock:

Re: Canterbury Auction Galleries sale 5-6 Feb

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:41 am
by bryans fan
Judging by the auction house estimates, which generally in my experience reflect the reserves, there will be no bargains there on the day! 30% commission. :shock:

Re: Canterbury Auction Galleries sale 5-6 Feb

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:44 pm
by treefrog
bryans fan wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:41 am
30% commission.
Although in theory the magic machines and working model are slightly under.....

Are these the famous trio of magic machines with serial numbers in line, or has there been a few of these... The fact that these were never made to operate, or so I assume, if they went straight into collector world surely removes something, like history..... I wouldn’t pay a premium for these SkEpTiCaL . The single machine looks much nicer. !!THUMBSX2!!

Re: Canterbury Auction Galleries sale 5-6 Feb

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:18 pm
by bryans fan
treefrog wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:44 pm
The single machine looks much nicer
I couldn't agree more TF.

Re: Canterbury Auction Galleries sale 5-6 Feb

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:00 pm
by pennymachines
Results from this sale now in the Arena.

Re: Canterbury Auction Galleries sale 5-6 Feb

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:31 pm
by treefrog
Thanks PM.....never saw machines in person, but those 3 ball machines either just left the factory or have new cabinets on them, maybe reflected in resulting price !PUZZLED!

All way beyond my means :#: