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Re: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19

Postby pennymachines » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:01 am

Results of sale now in the Arena.

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Re: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19

Postby treefrog » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:27 pm

What a lovely place Nantwich is, about all I can say about my day, as I bought nothing......

Maybe I was living in hope there would be a few bargains. Having said that, I thought the Bryans Hidden Treasure and Fruitbowl were not expensive, even with Formica and missing glass, oh and not working properly. In fact many things had one issue or another.

Large amount of online bidding, probably not having viewed... One that made me chuckle was the Mills Hi Top, not even built, missing bolts etc. and in fact not Mills at all, but a British copy - sold for £550... Still, I’m happy my wallet is full. :cool: ,well.

One guy in the auction, who I thought worked for the auction, as he was bidding with what I thought was phone bidders, actually was buying for himself and bought 20 plus lots, including loads of Allwins and the two Bomber bandits... paying good prices and I meant to get his contact details, came from the South Coast.

I thought the Oliver Whales war theme Allwins and The Two Space Allwins would fetch more though....

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Re: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19

Postby radiochrissie » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:53 pm

I attended today but really glad I stuck to my prices as machines that interested me went to almost double what I thought. When the Parkers Journey Into Space went for 1600 plus commission I realised that I was not going home with anything.
As previously mentioned, Nantwich is a nice place. I spent the afternoon walking around the area, so was not a wasted journey. :cool:

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Re: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19

Postby alan57 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:47 pm

I also went away with nothing. The guy at the side of me on the front row bought the Wonders Coconut for £1,500 plus com, the Wonders One Fruit for £1400 plus com, Wonders Quick Returns for £1400 plus com and Wonders Tower Bridge for £1400 plus com and three other allwins from other manufactures. He must have spent £7500 plus com!

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Re: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19

Postby radiochrissie » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:21 pm

Alan, have just shown your post to my wife, look how much I saved us today! !SAINT!

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Re: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19

Postby treefrog » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:23 pm

Funny how three Wonders all made £1400... Wonders are probably one of the most collectible and IMO best designs and artwork. The Arcade machine was a lot lower than the one that sold at the last EH. Giant Wonders seem to fetch over a grand. Having said that, the one always underrated is the 24 Cup, which seem to go for half that, like the one in this auction.

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Re: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19

Postby magikkk » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:52 am

I almost did a 6 hour round trip for this. Naively I thought I could get a bargain on a Wonders or two. Glad I watched on the internet instead. :-(

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Re: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19

Postby moonriver » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:34 am

There were so many parts missing from machines that couldn't be spotted from the pictures or poor auctioneer's descriptions that there will be many successful internet bidders ending up disappointed.

Viewing was an ordeal. The machines were all locked, and keys for each individual machine had to be requested from porters individually to view because keys were not tied by string to each machine.

To make matters worse the machines with lot numbers attached were not in order, scattered everywhere haphazardly so you had a constant search to find things.
A waste of two days for many attending having to view the day before, stay overnight and then attend the auction the following morning. There was no realistic chance of viewing properly on the morning of the sale even though the machine auction was all done by 11.45am. If had been organised better, they could have laid it out better, started at 1pm and avoided all of these issues.

Or maybe they played a strategic game of organised chaos deliberately, because the end result for them was prices realised were very strong, mainly because of the internet bids. I won't comment further on the additional 26.4% inclusive of vat buyers premium.

On the plus side, the town is very nice, so we made a trip out of it and a very nice evening meal out and catchup with collector friends.
The whole experience makes you value what we have with the Elephant House and Coventry auctions and we should remember what the alternative is.

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Re: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19

Postby watlingman » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:05 pm

A complete waste of time and effort. Thank god I only live 40 mile away. Left halfway through once I realised there was nothing to be had here. If there was such a place years ago where you could send your machines back under warranty to be replaced then this lot looked like the remnants of a so called clearance depot. Everything needed some kind of work or something missing. Came back wallet bulging. 🤗, EH next week back to some kind of normality!


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