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Re: Spicers Auction 24.11.2023

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With regard to the date of the Disney television scene being wrong (1936/1938), here are a few dates of TV in UK:
8th February1928, John Logie Baird successfully transmits television pictures across the Atlantic.
3rd June 1931 - first TV outside broadcast - Baird televises the Derby using a mirror drum camera mounted in a caravan.
2nd November 1936, BBC TV begins broadcasting regular high definition programmes from Alexandra Palace to the London area.
12th May 1937, coronation of King George VI is broadcast, 9000 TV sets are sold in the London area.
1st September 1939, TV is shut down and it is estimated that there are 20,000 TV sets in Britain at this time.
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Seems a fair few were passed...
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Well over half n/s. Apathy or over valued ? !PUZZLED!
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In my opinion, most of the low estimates were far too high.
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£900 for a Cascade? :shock:
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Plus 24% commission ! :shock: :shock: :shock:
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I picked up the Watling Birds of Paradise. From the photos I was sent it appears theres a couple of pieces missing from the mech that I will need to sort but the condition overall looked excellent from the photos. Will update when I receive it next week. |/XX\|
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Good Grief what a lot of work shifting those big machines! Someone ain't gunna be happy. Hope Steve's sale goes better tomorrow. It seems anything easy to lift is King at the mo.
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JC wrote: Fri Nov 24, 2023 8:25 pm £900 for a Cascade? :shock:
Another one sold for £700 plus 21.6% at Wessex auctions today. I sold 10 of them for £50 each, back in the day... >!!???!!<
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JC wrote: Fri Nov 24, 2023 8:25 pm £900 for a Cascade? :shock:
That’s just ridiculous
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Did anyone attend or watch online? Interested to know if those that were not sold got anywhere near their estimates, which in some cases were scarily high!
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Watched live online.
Many lots did not receive a single bid and were quickly passed on.
The Disney automata machines only received a bid on the one unit which sold.
The auctioneers asked for opening bids which were just too high.
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Spicers Auction 23.02.2024

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As nobody else has mentioned it...
A rerun of last year's over-valued lots, plus some new items: Antiques, Arcadia and Fine Auction
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