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Friday, September 11, 2015

October's Las Vegas Coin Op & Advertising Sale

The catalogue for the next Las Vegas Coin Op and Advertising sale has just appeared online. The auction runs from October 16 to 18, 2015, and starts at 9:00 AM PT each day. View auction details. View online catalogue.

Only the Americans can stage slot machine auctions on this scale!

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Rich Penn & Dan Morphy Auctions

Two Stateside vintage slot machine auctions ran simultaneously last weekend. The Rich Penn Advertising, Coin-Op & Country Store Auction, on May the 2nd to the 3rd, included just a few classic American slot machines. Meanwhile, the Dan Morphy Auction of Coin Op, Advertising & Arcade Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3, ran from the 1st to the 3rd and included just about every significant classic American collectible slot machine made! There were also a few prize European and British machines.

Here are most of the latter, with hammer prices in pound sterling:
English Penny Greyhound Counter Wheel Machine (Clements Commercial) - £264
Roll Out The Barrel (Brenner conversion of J&M Domino) - £922
English Pistol Target Skill Game (Robbins & Co. Automatic Skill Shooter) - £11,189
Rooster and Hen Chocolate Vendor (Richard Reichert) - £1,974
Ball Drop Skill Game (Handan-Ni Bomb Dropper) - £461
Handan-Ni Four-Ball Countertop Game - £527
Love Meter - £231
Countertop Gipsy Fortune Teller - £494
Domino 3 Reel Dice Machine (Jentzsch & Meerz) - £2,963
Cycle Race Arcade Game (possibly originally Ahrens) - £3,294
High Score Ball Game (Oliver Whales allwin) - £247
Bryans Hidden Treasure - £626
Grand National Horse Race Game (Ruffler & Walker) - £2, 141
Bryans Spinning Clock Gambling Game - £313
Caille Ben Hur (Clement Commercial) - £560
The Little Stockbroker (Bradshaw wooden conversion) - £593
The Twins Floor Model Arcade Game (L Walton Ltd later version) - £11,855
Cigarette Allwin (Philip Shefras) - £264
Jungle Tree Climb Race Game (Ruffler & Walker) - £5269
Ahrens Marksman Shooter Arcade Game £15,807

Buyers' premium was 20% and of course, for anyone wishing to bring something back to the UK, there were shipping and import duties to consider too. An impressive sale but prices put much of it beyond the pocket of all but the millionaire collector. The prize piece was probably the magnificent Caille Peerless Floor Roulette, which sold for a cool $255,000.