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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby treefrog » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:12 pm

Crane didn't sell, no bids......

Am sure mr PM will post soon, but I may remember others....

The penny Cascade looked like it had come straight out of a shipping crate. Not much to say about many other machines, oh the polished hi top achieved more than £800 quid, might invest in a professional polishing wheel....

The rare Hawtins four win, looked like a make up to me, suspect it started as a normal Hawtins

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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby aristomatic » Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:08 pm

Latest results now online

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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby grabber » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:41 am

Hi I put a film of yesterday's auction on you tube
Listed as elephant house auction
Might be of interest to those who could not make it

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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby aristomatic » Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:34 pm

thx for uploading,

looking quite tidy the elephant house, although lots of same size machines
i suppose makes layout somewhat simpler.

i couldnt go, but a friend did and he was surprised that it wasnt busier than
it was? said he had seen it busier previously but had been expecting it to be bursting at seams for the amount of allwins and floor standing machines for sale.


Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby jingle » Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:41 pm

I came home with a load of cash :cry:
Could not buy anything
Big big prices for some of the stuff
But bargain of the day to me anyway was the palm reader at around 1500
I already own one so I left it ,,,wish in Never now,
The video grabber done must of been about 11 am
I got there at 12 50 and there were 3 places left by the door :shock:
Great attended auction and shows the hobby is strong for owners and investors
Of these great machines ,,steve hunt done a good job there !!THUMBSX2!!


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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby treefrog » Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:48 pm

Funny I thought it would be more packed, but that did not stop the money. Mostly collectors there whereas the normal sales gets less and more other buyers.

Some sale though, never seen so many Olly Whales machines in one place, 20 in total. Became underbidder on so many of the machines that I had targeted, but prices and bidding was strong.

Ended up with a single machine with signed book. Enjoyed the day seeing some machines I would not see again. Not a day for bargains...I am sure Carters will be pleased.

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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby jimmycowman » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:00 pm

High high prices came home with nothing...... Except the joy of seeing so many machines in one place, don't think I will see another auction with so many machines again......

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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby bryans fan » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:43 pm

I visited Carters Fair, for the first of several visits, about 20 years ago, so I had seen/ played on most of the machines at the Auction many times, so there were no surprises for me on the day. I thought the Elephant House looked really good with all the machines and signage displayed . I thought the room was packed to begin with, and slowly thinned out as people bought lots. I too came home with nothing, the machines I tried to buy just went out of my reach! Steve did explain I just needed to hold up my bidding card longer! :lol:
It was a great day though and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The whole event was run very well and professionally. Steve, his Mum and Dad make a great team that has been tried and tested over the years.
A special mention must go to the two porters and their young assistants, I was amazed that they continued to lift and carry virtually every machine right up to the end of the Auction. I do hope someone bought them a beer!
I think the Carter family will be pleased with the result. Well done all concerned. :claps:

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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby widget2k4 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:02 pm

Did anyone else win more than one machine but only get one book?
I was a bit annoyed at that as she said every machine came with its own book :(

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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby mademenicole » Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:44 pm

Prices for the 2 identic circle skill wall machines ???? !PUZZLED!

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