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mr merrivale
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Re: Saleroom roundups

Postby mr merrivale » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:50 pm

Well the prices at the moment are very strange when you look at how low the prices at the Canterbury auction were.
And how high some were and how low some were at the EH. We shall see.
Here's to 2020 sale season.

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moonriver
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Re: Saleroom roundups

Postby moonriver » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:04 pm

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The words 'buyer beware' never so relevant than with regard to these two working models recently offered at auction.
Not "late 1960s", but homemade about 5 years ago, and passed off as original 1960s working models.
No "provenance re ex Margate Amusement Park".
Poor quality pine cases, supermarket Halloween toys collected together with sound recorded onto vintage 8 track tape.
Made by the same individual previously discussed on the forum about a certain wall mounted fortune teller fake.
Apparently the seller bought these two from said individual for several thousand pounds and has only just discovered they aren't what he thought.
A simple Google search has revealed what the maker of these models is doing nowadays.........a clairvoyant no less!
So........when the duped seller turns up at his door for his money back, at least a clairvoyant can't say they didn't know what was coming !!UHOH!!

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arrgee
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Re: Saleroom roundups

Postby arrgee » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:29 pm

Looks to me as if the auction house could be taken to task over these. Under the Misrepresentation Act 1967, it makes no difference whether the misrepresentation was fraudulent, negligent or an innocent mistake.

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treefrog
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Re: Saleroom roundups

Postby treefrog » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:44 pm

Problem is, a lot of auction houses under their terms and conditions have absolved themselves from any responsibility to descriptions, condition and authenticity and even pass this onto the seller being responsible, which I find incredible. As said previously, what the hell are you paying the ridiculous fees these days both for buyers and sellers, terrible....

Edited as here are this auctioneers terms which unless proved a forgery it is buyers responsibility. They do all vary though, my local one even will pass on sellers' details if incorrectly described.
All lots are sold as shown, with all faults, imperfections and errors of description. However, if within 7 days of the sale of any lot, the buyer gives notice in writing to the Auctioneers that the lot sold is a forgery and if within 14 days of giving such notice

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moonriver
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Re: Saleroom roundups

Postby moonriver » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:08 pm

I spoke with the auctioneer before the sale and they hadn't even seen the machines in person. The vendor had been well and truly stitched up and completely believed they were authentic and had spent several thousand pounds buying them direct from the maker. I suspect they didn't sell, but £200-£400 would have been a more realistic estimate


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