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seasidedan
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Auction in Wakefield tomorrow

Postby seasidedan » Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:01 pm

Hi guys, tomorrow there are a pair of Allwins going through my local auction in Wakefield:

https://www.easyliveauction.com/catalog ... l-lot-484/

https://www.easyliveauction.com/catalog ... l-lot-483/

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Re: Auction in Wakefield tomorrow

Postby pennymachines » Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:17 pm

These were unsold lots from Elite's auction on the 10th. They are showing the same ambitious estimates. If they reflect the reserves, I doubt they'll sell again. The first is a modern recreation of Quested Automatics' Pool Tote.

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Re: Auction in Wakefield tomorrow

Postby seasidedan » Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:08 pm

If it helps, I made a bid of £400 on the second item and didn't win, so the reserve was definitely north of that mark.

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Re: Auction in Wakefield tomorrow

Postby luckystar » Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:03 pm

Hi All,
I can put my hands up to this machine. I made a run of these about 20 years ago. Great to play with. The one I copied it from had a lot of problems. For instance, when you flicked the penny across, it sometimes stuck between the glass and the thin metal. I made mine out of solid brass. Also the trips were too small. I had to remake these. I lost thousands of pounds making these. The cabinets were far too expensive, the velvet was 1930, as well as the instructions. Just so many castings - they were all made by the lost wax process. Each mould cost me about £40. The large moulds went off the scale. Pleased I made them. Pete.

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Re: Auction in Wakefield tomorrow

Postby badpenny » Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:31 pm

You're a clever man Pete, and I'll see anyone that says different behind the bike sheds after 4 o'clock.
Did you ever track down that Smithy that got lifted?
BP

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Re: Auction in Wakefield tomorrow

Postby luckystar » Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:13 pm

Hi BP & all,
A little story to all our members. Some of you may know Poz, but if you don't, Poz used to go to various shows and parties and used to take a few allwins and bandits about for the kids to play on while he did his magic show. Then Poz brought an old coach which he turned into a play centre. The back of the coach had a small arcade. One night somebody sawed a hole in the roof and nicked a Smithy. It made the headlines. Don't know if Poz is about. Perhaps somebody knows.
Pete.

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Re: Auction in Wakefield tomorrow

Postby badpenny » Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:42 pm

I haven't seen Poz in nearly 20 years.
I bought a hand turned Juvenile and (I think) a chicken vendor from him.

BP

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Re: Auction in Wakefield tomorrow

Postby brigham » Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:17 am

badpenny wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:42 pm
...I bought a hand turned Juvenile and (I think) a chicken vendor from him...
That'll baffle the newcomers...!

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Re: Auction in Wakefield tomorrow

Postby john t peterson » Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:54 pm

Why in heaven's name would you buy a juvenile, hand-turned or not, BP? They're selfish, unruly and potentially destructive. For example, see my former President Trump.

J Peterson
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Re: Auction in Wakefield tomorrow

Postby badpenny » Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:45 pm

Well I certainly wasn't going to have a juvenile by any other method John son of Peter.
You don't have to elect them as president to find out how nasty, selfish and destructive they can be. I only had to go to school with them to understand that.
The final decider for me in avoiding them was when I discovered what causes them.

BP !SMARTY!


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