Results of Sunday 27th November : 25th Anniversary Vintage Amusements Auction

A pretty phenomenal auction all round: the most machines we've had at the Elephant House in one go, the most buyers registered, the most absentee bids (335!) and the highest turnover. A fitting way to mark 25 years in the business.

Full results are now available on the Results page - with 8 of the items entering our top 100 results, including the Bryan's Quadmatic which takes top position at £6,000.

Sunday 29th January 2017 : No-Reserve Bargain Clearout Auction

We're having a New Year's no-reserve clearout of all sorts of stuff that has accumulated in the Elephant House in 2016! - Stuff that has either unsold in previous auctions, never been collected, or just stuff that came in as part of collector's clearances but wasn't really suitable for other auctions. Collectables, Junk, Rubbish, whatever... it's all gotta go! So shake of those post-Christmas blues and grab some bargains! - Everything must go on the day, so no absentee bidding at this sale, it's cash-n-carry on the day or it goes to the tip Monday morning!

We'll start cataloguing soon... and try to contact owners of the stuff where appropriate... but if you spot something of yours that you've bought and not collected, or previously consigned with a reserve that wasn't met, and you want it back, then contact us ASAP to make arrangements to collect it soon... otherwise it goes under the hammer starting at £1 with NO RESERVE - as everything must be cleared!

2017 Auction Dates & Future Plans

We're intending to start up again 'proper' at the end of February, but if the weather is really bad we'll probably delay a few weeks as buyers understandably don't like venturing out on bad roads. So provisionally the Vintage Amusement Auctions will commence again on 26th February - pencil the date in - but keep an eye on the website for updates.

Over the winter we're hoping to test and launch our new online bidding system, to make the process for our many absentee bidders (and us!) much easier. There are big plans in the pipeline, but a lot of work ahead to get there. Watch this space as they say.

We're also having some much needed work done to the Elephant House!

British Treasure, American Gold

Earlier in the year Storage Hunter's Jesse McClure came to the Elephant House to try and buy some amazing stuff to send back to his shop in California for his new series British Treasure, American Gold.

The episode featuring us aired 26th October, and featured us for 10 minutes or so. The series is getting a great reception, so will no doubt be repeated again in the near future.

Results of Sunday October 23rd : Vintage Amusements

Another brilliant day at the Elephant House, lots of new customers snapping up the wonderful selection of goodies on offer... We've sent out all the invoices to absentee bidders now, so if you made a bid then check your emails... if you were unsuccessful this time, please contact us with details to refund your deposit.

Full results are now available on the Results page

Results of Sunday 9th October : The Auction of Horrors VIII

Wow! - another great auction with vast majority of items finding new homes in the UK and overseas.

Full results are now available on the Results page

Results of Sunday September 25th : Vintage Amusements

Another busy auction, with great items selling worldwide. All invoices have been sent out to absentee buyers - so check your inboxes for news!

Full results are now available on the Results page

Results of Sunday August 21st : Vintage Amusements

A great auction again, showing once more that quality items attract strong buyers. Once again a large proportion sold to absentee buyers, though we haven't worked out the exact percentages yet. Busy day today, but all invoices have been sent out to absentee buyers - so check your inboxes for news!

Full results are now available on the Results page

Results of Sunday July 24th : Combined Auction - Vintage Amusements + Jukeboxes, Americana & Rock-n-Roll Retro

Another busy auction, interesting not only for the eclectic mix of items sold, but the shift in the way we are selling.
The sheer volume of absentee bids this time was very noticeable, over 200 bids received, with a third of the lots receiving at least one absentee bid, resulting in 30 buyers snapping up a quarter of all items sold without even coming to the Elephant House!
Perhaps the most interesting statistic is that an astonishing 61% of the monetary value of the auction went to absentee bidders.
Whether this was all just a reflection of the time of year, with children off school, holidays etc., or whether it marks a tipping-point in the way people buy from us, remains to be seen in future auctions.

Full results are now available on the Results page