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Re: Spicers slot auction 25 Feb 22

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scorpa163 wrote: Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:36 pm Mr PM, I’ve a copy of the catalogue, which estimates do you require?
Thanks - that's great. A free year's subs to the Arena to you if you could post a scan here of the relevant page/s so I can copy them to the Arena Spicers auction record. (I need this bit: Estimate: £100 - 150 etc.) I thought they were worth recording, if only for comic value.
scorpa163 wrote: Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:36 pm I did view machines and the Bryan’s crane definitely had a motor at the back.
Ah, that's interesting. I wonder if it was mechanically connected to the mech.
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Re: Spicers slot auction 25 Feb 22

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Thank you scorpa163 - I've renewed your subs for a year. !!CHEERS!!

Spicers slot machine results now in the Arena
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Re: Spicers slot auction 25 Feb 22

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Well another plastic cowboy finished today at Adam Partridge sale for £1350 plus comm……a little tired and with a rough Bell O Matic Hi top

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So there was I going to get my fibre glass moulding kit out and knock out a dozen hoping to achieve the £6400 each after the Spicer sale, but maybe the Cowboys are all down :HaHa:

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Re: Spicers slot auction 25 Feb 22

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Maybe it was the John Wayne marketing that pushed the price up @ Spicers...........?

This recent cowboy character moreso resembles Captain Black out of Captain Scarlet, or maybe Captain Black was modelled on this very creepy looking cowboy.
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Re: Spicers slot auction 25 Feb 22

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Spicers Auction 26th May

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Looks like Spicers will be doing regular coin op auctions, unclear if at a sensible % rate, but seems to be just before Elephant one, a bit of competition :HaHa:

So three regular venues with Cottees !!THUMBSX2!!
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Re: Spicers Auction 26th May

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Spicers certainly commanded some high prices selling Teddy's arcade stash (not the best condition) and massive publicity. Every man and his dog must have told me! I rather suspected it was a bit too North. Another big possibility could be Angus Yorkshire salerooms at Kirby Moorside or even Bangers 'n Cash as I personally know Derek is keen to get more machines entered.
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Spicer’s Auctions 26th May.

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Catalogue now on line.
Plenty for the bandit boys.
A Laughing Sailor with a high estimate.
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Re: Spicer’s Auctions 26th May.

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...and a reproduction Sailor at that, with a high estimate.
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Re: Spicers Auction 26th May

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I like the roulette wheel - make a nice nut dish at Xmas. 😍
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Re: Spicers Auction 26th May

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Results now in the Arena.
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Re: Spicers Auction 26th May

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Boy that was quick PM….
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Spicers Auction 24.11.2023

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Some not usually seen items at Auction in Goole next week.

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Re: Spicers Auction 24.11.2023

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Very quiet on this site these days…..

Never been to Watermouth Castle, but new owners seem to be thinning out arcade collection…..I have never understood though why people move machines across the country to sell them. Not like Goole is near a lot of us, but then again neither is Devon… Not sure I will be making the long trip up there, but nice to see some rarer items up for sale.

The Jennings Peacock looks a little newer than 1932 to me with its new case and single cherry payout. 🤔

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Re: Spicers Auction 24.11.2023

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Bearing in mind the machines put up for sale, I did think it must be a collector selling up or similar circumstances? Thx TF for confirmation of where these were once resident.
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Re: Spicers Auction 24.11.2023

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As Treefrog noted regarding the Jennings... some of the dates don't add up.

The Triple Conveyor seems to have very modern parts inside and a modern motor ... very likely a repro.

The Disney automata I think could be later than the 1930s described, especially with a TV studio scene. Research required on some of these items.

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Re: Spicers Auction 24.11.2023

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Yes, the Conveyor does look very bright and shiny, for a machine 70 + years old. My guess is it's one of a number produced by Terry Powell around 15 years ago. I've never come across a 'triple' regardless of age.
The Disney models are fantastic, but I agree that the TV studio scene would appear to date them later than suggested.
And the Laughing Sailor......is that really a Modern Enterprises machine?
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Re: Spicers Auction 24.11.2023

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I totally agree, it was made by Terry Powell.
The sailor is not a Modern Enterprises sailor.
Interesting how many machines are coming up for sale currently.
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Re: Spicers Auction 24.11.2023

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Problem is, a lot of what is coming to market have rather large estimates on them of late and often don't sell. Interesting, the only machine with bids and beyond estimate is the German Witches Cave, probably due to rarity and English instructions.

The Billiards someone told me recently - last one sold for around £5k. God knows why, as it's a very simple machine and not much different to other models in terms of play. All about the theme, which is nice. Not sure I would pay £4k just for the shape of a billiards table though...

Maybe people banking on Xmas presents being bought with EH at weekend.
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Re: Spicers Auction 24.11.2023

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I used to own a later version of the Chicago Coin "Basketball Champ." Same game, different case. It was a fantastic game and a delight to play. The original version, offered here, is well worth the starting bid, provided it works.

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