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Re: Italian Ascot Bandits

Postby pennymachines » Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:37 pm

Another example, for the record - this one on a Polaroid marked Lot 1048, 13 Oct. sale. Not sure what year it was but I don't think Dickinson, Davy & Markham hold auctions now.
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Re: Italian Ascot Bandits

Postby pennymachines » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:42 pm

This one currently standing at £628 in the Netherlands.
From a Belgian Café in Antwerp with (very special) the authorisation from 1966 on the side a rare Astor Check-Mate one-armed bandit, Italian manufacturer from the 1950s / 60s which has served for years in Belgium.
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Re: Italian Ascot Bandits

Postby dutchboy » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:34 pm

I did see this one for sale and he is asking 950 pounds for it. It’s a nice model but the paint looked horrible to me. Should there be chess symbols on the strips? It’s now at 700 and not reached reserve yet.

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Re: Italian Ascot Bandits

Postby pennymachines » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:50 pm

Of the one's seen so far, only the blue/grey example at the EH had those unusual chess symbols, but that one was missing back-bonnet etc.

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Re: Italian Ascot Bandits

Postby malcymal » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:17 pm

There is currently an Astor mech for sale on Ebay; might be of use to somebody on here who has a case or needs parts. Not sure how far the corrosion goes on it, probably just surface rust.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-ASCO ... SwnMRdJI78
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