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Coin op Items in Collectables Auction in Australia

Postby bob » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:51 am

Last Sunday a collectables auction, that contained quite a number of coin operated machines, was held in Wandin North, a country town about an hour’s drive from Melbourne. Most of the items were from one vendor and were bought by a floor bidder for quite interesting prices particularly for the 1930s pinball machines and I thought this might be of interest to readers of this forum. Unfortunately other commitments precluded me from attending the auction.

Item 128: Rare tall model Cox’s Gold Changer went for $A3200
Item 128  Cox's Gold Sovereign Changer Rare Tall Model.jpg
Item 128 Cox's Gold Sovereign Changer Rare Tall Model.jpg (6.79 KiB) Viewed 1347 times

Item 270: Pete's Penny Ante Trade Stimulator $A1200
Item 270 Pete's Penny Ante Trade Stimulator.jpg
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Item 271: Electric Skill Gun 1949 $A600
Item 271 Electric Skill Gun 1949.jpg
Item 271 Electric Skill Gun 1949.jpg (10.78 KiB) Viewed 1347 times

Item 272: 1931 Play Poker $A1000
Item 272 1931 Play Poker.jpg

Item 273: Groetchen Liberty Belle Trade Stimulator $A1000
Item 273 Groetchen Liberty Belle Trade Stimulator.jpg
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Item 274: The Australia Trade Stimulator (wrongly identified as Mills early 1900s) went for $A6000 - a remarkable price but did not reach the $A7000 one went for in Toowoowomba Queensland collectables auction last year.
Item 274 The Australia Trade Stimulator (wrongly identified as Mills early 1900's).jpg
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Item 278: Early cast iron Post Office Stamp Machine $A460
Item 278 Early Cast Post Office Stamp Machine.jpg
Item 278 Early Cast Post Office Stamp Machine.jpg (9.02 KiB) Viewed 1347 times

Item 279: Bingo Pinball $A800
Item 279  Bingo Pinball.jpg
Item 279 Bingo Pinball.jpg (8.39 KiB) Viewed 1347 times

Item 280: Penny Duck Shooting Game $A1100
Item 280  Penny Duck Shooting Game.jpg
Item 280 Penny Duck Shooting Game.jpg (9.81 KiB) Viewed 1347 times

Item 288: Favourite Pinball $A2400
Item 288  Favourite pinball.jpg
Item 288 Favourite pinball.jpg (11.53 KiB) Viewed 1347 times

Item 289: The Pennant Pinball $A2200
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Item 291: Bally Preakness one ball multiple pinball $A1400
Item 291  Bally Preakness one ball multiple pinball .jpg
Item 291 Bally Preakness one ball multiple pinball .jpg (13.76 KiB) Viewed 1347 times

Item 293: Subway 1934 Pinball $A2200
Item 293 Subway 1934 Pinball.jpg
Item 293 Subway 1934 Pinball.jpg (12.76 KiB) Viewed 1347 times

Item 294: 1933 Silver Cup Pinball $A2200
Item 294 1933 Silver Cup  Pinball.jpg
Item 294 1933 Silver Cup Pinball.jpg (12.34 KiB) Viewed 1347 times

Item 297: Fair Go Spinner 10 cent machine $A600
Item 297 Fair Go Spinner 10 cent machine.jpg
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Item 298: Jubilee Multipay Bandit $A1700
Item 298 Jubilee Multipay Bandit.jpg
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Item 328: Sega Bell Pokie Machine (wrongly identified as Mills 1931) passed in at $A900?
Item 328 Sega Bell Pokie.jpg
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Thanks Mr Pennymachines for your help.
Last edited by bob on Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:13 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Coin op Items in Collectables Auction in Australia

Postby andydotp » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:01 am

Some nice pieces there Bob and healthy prices too.
Perhaps not advisable to broach the complete illegality issue though.
Best,
AP.

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Re: Coin op Items in Collectables Auction in Australia

Postby gameswat » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:56 am

And another thing, the prices need an added 16.5% premium on top! Most of those machines had no history in Australia as they were nearly all on US coinage, which should've made them less interesting. But I think the prices were especially high because of the poor exchange rates we currently have, $1 AUD = .54 GBP or .71 USD. So local buyers are happy to throw money around when they know exactly what they are spending, no crating, no shipping, no import duties and taxes. And machines of any kind are rare here. Makes me laugh with British collectors on this site complaining about having two auctions so close to one another, and having to drive a few hours! Good grief, you have no idea how good you all have it............. dirtdog

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Re: Coin op Items in Collectables Auction in Australia

Postby watlingman » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:33 am

Exactly couldn't have put it better myself!

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Re: Coin op Items in Collectables Auction in Australia

Postby john t peterson » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:25 pm

No excuse. I just like to complain. :lol:

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Re: Coin op Items in Collectables Auction in Australia

Postby pennymachines » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:49 am

Thanks for posting Bob. Are there any bigger pictures available? Sweetmeats would like to see a full size image of the tall Cox's Gold Changer and I'm curious about Pete's Penny Ante. Never seen that before. Australian, British or American? Pintable or trade stimulator? I searched for an online auction catalogue, but no luck.

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Re: Coin op Items in Collectables Auction in Australia

Postby bob » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:42 pm

Here's a link to the auction catalogue:
https://hibid.com/catalog/162686/31st-m ... es&cpage=3
That's where I got my photos from which is why they are such small files. I did photograph the Cox's tall model sovereign changer before from the owner. Who it was, I've forgotten as it was many, many years ago, but I've still got the photo so will attach it here as it is a bigger file than the other one though still not very large.
Cox's large Goldchanger.jpg
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Re: Coin op Items in Collectables Auction in Australia

Postby pennymachines » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:59 pm

Thanks Bob - that's great. I'll copy over the larger images this afternoon. Funny how hard it is to find something on the internet, even when you know more or less what and where it is!

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Re: Coin op Items in Collectables Auction in Australia

Postby bob » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:03 pm

I learnt only recently of an excellent website relating to Cox's Gold Sovereign changers etc from Gameswat that would also interest Sweetmeats if he is not already aware of it:
http://ftldesign.com/Cox/index.html
Cox’s 1907 Gold Changer and 1890s Tills - FTL Design
The British censuses of 1891 and 1901 record John Cox at 174 Queen Victoria Street, the Black Friar pub opposite the Blackfriars London Underground station, his occupation being listed as “publican”.
ftldesign.com
Pete's Penny Ante Game is an American Trade Stimulator in an unusual pinball format which I had also not come across before.

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Re: Coin op Items in Collectables Auction in Australia

Postby gameswat » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:49 pm

PM, I'm surprised you didn't find the Penny Ante with just a Google search as quite a bit of info and photos? 1934 by Penny Ante Amusement Co, in California. Boring game in every sense. All the imported games in that auction were low end pieces in the US, so I image someone went on a buying spree over there for quantity over quality.


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