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Re: Live from Coventry

Postby oxford allwin fan » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:46 am

Well, I can confirm that both those posted 'results' and the postee were absolutely 'live' at yesterday's auction, which I had the pleasure of attending..

Some lovely machines -must admit I was tempted by the Bryan's Gap- but it was tooo much, but I found consolation in the purchase of a 'pinball' book and a nice German Primus bandit instead -if one can mention such alien things on this esteemed site

Nice to have met Paul C and Paul V and a few other of you lovely lot.. Here's to next time!

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Re: Coventry Spring Auction (24/03/19)

Postby coppinpr » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:18 pm

Well Im home and would like to thank the two "J"'s for another good auction,I just wish they would accept a little more help! By the end Jerry was clearly very tired and BP was comatose (I think,job to tell from normal).
Clearly some bargains (including 2 Bryans machines, a Mills Poinsettia and a castle front) while some lots reached higher than expected.
I sold all my entries and was pleased to be the winner of the Rok-ola Jigsaw. It was a busy day for me as I was bidding for four people inc myself,a German collector and a Dutch restorer (so I now have the circle skill and a VERY nice Shield catcher waiting to ship out) I was also trying to update the forum and my German bidder while waving my bidding card in the air..
Being a Bandit man myself the star of the show was the un sold Jennings solid front,This was indeed a 1948 model and one of the first of the Jennings chrome models we know so well, Chrome was very good and it had an unusual "wild" feature, An indian head on the first reel matched with the next two reels paid that amount ( head-orange- orange = 3 oranges, head -Bell- Bell= 3 bells right up to the jackpot) The case was the small jackpot type which,I at least think, looks best. Met lots of nice people and had a great curry in Coventry,November is already on the horizon ,Thanks again for the day !!YIPPEE!!

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Re: Coventry Spring Auction (24/03/19)

Postby bill gates » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:16 pm

Well done to the organisers for holding this spring auction and giving people like myself the chance to add more clutter to our collections. I bought a little Columbia slot machine which I have already started tinkering with! I am also a bandit man, the wild Indian did look nice, however, my pockets were not as deep as they normally are, so had to leave it. Paul, I was the chap you were talking to about the wild Indian feature.....I thought the Chinese front Jennings was a good price at £850, especially when you consider the clubman didn’t sell, even with a £700 bid on it. Roll on November !!CHEERS!!

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Re: Coventry Spring Auction (24/03/19)

Postby treefrog » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:40 pm

I must say once again that the beer is excellent at the auction !!THUMBSX2!!

Yes thanks the J’s enjoyed the day, sold lots of stuff and was very tempted with a number of machines and thought there was a good mix to choose from....especially the Tura as I like the unusual, which seem to reach a good price.

Look forward to the next one

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Re: Coventry Spring Auction (24/03/19)

Postby shiny penny » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:46 am

Would like to add my thanks to the organisers, an enjoyable day and the beer is good and much cheaper than round our way.
Great to meet so many friendly people and to say hello to Paul who I thank for his valuable advice. I now have my first Bryans - the 3 ball 9 cup and I like my Parkers Wild West. The wife is developing her right bicep on the Jennings Chinese front? The Jubilee could do with a new base board but would have to remove the mech for that so probably just add a piece of ply - it still works well. Perhaps see some now more familiar faces on Sunday?

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Re: Coventry Spring Auction (24/03/19)

Postby treefrog » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:12 am

Well I have been at most Coventry auctions and writing rubbish on this forum for 10 years and still only know a small number of the associated names here in the flesh.....I put an association to two members from for the first time on Sunday, purely by asking....Longobongo and Moonriver......most people I ask have never heard of the forum or rarely log in.... another reason why no one can be arsed to wander around with a badge on their chest... For some reason I have been associated with the man with the iPad, although notice Paul can grab that one now. :D

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Re: Coventry Spring Auction (24/03/19)

Postby pennymachines » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:24 pm

Catalogue with realized prices (based upon Coppin's notes) now in the Arena. I'll fill in the blanks when JC publishes the full results.

Unfortunately, for the first time ever, I was unable to go, but well done to JC, BP, the team and all who attended.

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Re: Coventry Spring Auction (24/03/19)

Postby moonriver » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:35 pm

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Well, I finally had the chance of taking a look inside some of the 'bargains' knocked down at the end of the auction that I had the misfortune of buying having not looked inside them on the day, but bought last minute, viewing from a distance as I stood in the queue to pay, seemed cheap enough.
I might have expected someone from eBay moving this one on, or a teenage kid with no coin-op experience whatsoever thinking he's done a great job, but this machine has seemingly been 'done up' with the intention of selling at the Coventry auction. New cheap locks and false plastic coin tray front with a flat piece of aluminium the coins are supposed to slide down but don't (as the missing coin tray had the coin chute built in).
All the coin slides wobble about and jam, perched on bits of aluminium tube cut into short pieces of varying lengths that could never have worked. The vendor would have been better simply presenting an honest machine minus the parts it needs, instead of this total bodge that they appear to think is a job well done but clearly demonstrating the lack of basic mechanical knowledge.

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Re: Coventry Spring Auction (24/03/19)

Postby ilovemyjukebox » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:12 am

Oh dear, someone has the hump...

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Re: Coventry Spring Auction (24/03/19)

Postby coppinpr » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:00 am

Nothing new there, teach him to look first in future. Also that machine was sold DURING the auction not after, so no excuse for not looking. :lol:


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