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Not to be confused with ...
Dutch Auction
A Dutch auction is one of several similar types of auctions for buying or selling goods. Most commonly, it means an auction in which the auctioneer begins with a high asking price in the case of selling, and lowers it until some participant accepts the price, or it reaches a predetermined reserve price.

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December's Roundup now in the Arena.
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January's Roundup now in the Arena.
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Today's Elephant House sale results now in the Arena.
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Interesting.
Prices are descending, not quite there yet, but approaching pre-covid levels.
Disappointing for auctioneers and vendors, and possibly a shock for any that started buying during the last three years.

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Really, I thought the opposite. :HaHa: Which machines were cheaper…….. :!:

I am guessing you may be talking about some of the basic bandits… Boy, you really needed to view, and those that didn’t may be disappointed… The red Hi-tops were shells with everything stripped. Even the castings had lost their parts and repro doors…

The best value bandit, in my opinion, was the genuine Sega light up, which was fully loaded, but just had the wrong colour hood from another machine.

Other machines were a little more specialised, so very few regular allwins and other games…

I fancied the Exhibit crane, but it fetched one of the highest U.K. auction prices… Even the garden gnomes went for crazy prices. The rough Hi top standing figures were not pretty, and the female was a mannequin dummy attached to a stand with a hat… Now that has given me an idea. I still have 30 Hi tops and cast iron stands. Just need to find some dummies. :HaHa:
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Ha, I thought the female figure's head was too small and out of proportion, but then wondered if it was the camera angle.

I did think the video of the 'Snow White and Dwarfs' contributed to its low selling price, but a cabinet refurb, slowing the motor down, and changing them over to Pelham puppets will be a transformation.
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I didn't follow the auction as no interest in buying any of the items, although I did watch a repeat of Steve's livestream this morning. He had catalogued an item as a Sega then in live stream, after the event, as not a Sega but as a British copy..? I was told the Castle Front, was the one sold in the Channel Islands, last year that had significant casting damage?

Not a huge amount of items, but a number of different options, that differing collectors would have been interested in though. Thought the wWirlwind was a nice example of a much rarer seen item in the UK.
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treefrog wrote: Sun Feb 19, 2023 9:24 pmI am guessing you may be talking about some of the basic bandits… Boy, you really needed to view, and those that didn’t may be disappointed… The red Hi-tops were shells with everything stripped. Even the castings had lost their parts and repro doors…
Oh dear, it sounds as if selective marketing was order of the day.
How very irritating for anybody who travelled more than a couple of miles to attend.
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If you listened live to the auction, I do recall them being described as challenging projects or something of that order.

I rarely buy without viewing at any auction. It is also becoming more and more common to have separate viewing days to sale days with some auction houses which makes life harder all round.

However that is the way the world is going; the prices achieved seem to suggest most with the money to buy are going along with it.

I prefer in person auctions but must admit sitting on my sofa for a couple of hours yesterday rather than a whole day out is quite pleasant and allows me to do other things.

If the demand was strong for an in person thing I think someone would have had a crack by now. I had a look at it and the main issue seemed to be finding sufficient lots to get people to travel. Colcon / EE is moving a lot of machines. I just can't see competing viably with that, nor when it's a fairly easy system to operate within can I see the point.
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Don’t get me wrong, there were lovely items there and Steve did identify the Hi Tops had missing parts, but to me they were scrap… The Castle Front, you’re right, was at Martel Maids in Guernsey in December (does not appear in Mr PM’s sale results) and eventually sold for £380 after a few auction attempts. Problem with Channel Islands, you pay VAT on total sale cost as well as fees, and shipping is high, but the buyer did well to get £1600 for it, given it was not in great condition: poor chrome parts, bad photocopy for an award and worse was the stoved in top casting… The Guernsey auction shared loads of pictures of the machine and the damage.

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The Extraordinary was odd as well. Looked very nice, but had been converted to 3D, but was a 1D/50c machine with the coin entry that goes in sideways. Someone had crudely drilled a hole in the casting for the coin entry onto the original old penny escalator and put a plate over the whole of the central area. I could not tell if was an old operator conversion, but made me wonder. I could not understand this, as I have seen many 3D convertions using the original hole with spacers on the escalator. !PUZZLED!
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treefrog wrote: Mon Feb 20, 2023 11:07 am ...does not appear in Mr PM’s sale results...
It does now. !THUMBS!

Martel Maides catalogue listing.
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I don’t think the live auctions we know and love will be back anytime soon as it’s, I believe, a lot less hassle and better for Steve, and he’s running with the idea people would rather bid from the comfort of their own home! I personally don’t agree, and the downside is it can be a bit of a dumping ground for the lesser machines, as we have witnessed, and not getting any better. Maybe time for someone else to step in or come out of retirement. Maybe resurrect the Coventry venue! It's not just about the buying and selling, it's the banter and chit chat I miss!
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watlingman wrote: Sun Feb 26, 2023 12:17 pm It's not just about the buying and selling, it's the banter and chit chat I miss!
I think we all miss live in person auctions, and I would sooner inspect before buying, but I can’t see Steve resurrecting them.
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February's Roundup now in the Arena.
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This nice Melon Front was missed from Bigwood 24th auction, for a pricey £1300 plus comm.
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Thanks TF - yep, missed that one. Added to results. !THUMBS!
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Loved the description on said Mellon Front: ", it seemed siezed at first but with some muscle & it works intermitantly." This procedure needs to be added to the slot machine "tips" section. No more dismantling machines and replacing parts; just add a little more muscle. Saves time and money. :cool:

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There's another Dutch Auction Co. sale on 25th March: Radios & General Collectibles Auction. As most of the coin-op has been through the saleroom several times already, I won't be listing the results of this one in the Arena.
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