Sunday 18th November : Vintage Amusements Auction


Wow, it will have been a whole year since out last Vintage Amusements Auction. What a year.

We're gearing up for a special COMMISSION FREE 'comeback' auction for November, as our way of thanking all our regulars for their patience and kind support over the past difficult year. To give everyone a chance to take advantage of selling free of charge, we'll be limiting entries strictly to our core areas of: Vintage Coin-Op Machines, Good Fairground Art, Original Vintage Advertising Items and Mechanical Music & Automata. This is so as not to fill the available space with lower-end items. Other exceptional items that fit in with our 'thing' will be considered individually.

We'll get entry forms sorted out next week, and begin cataloguing in October. There's already some items that have trickled in over summer, but before much more comes in we've got to have a good sweep up of brick and saw dust!!!

Autumn Update... AUCTION TIME!!

Thanks for your patience and support! Firstly we must say thanks again to everyone for their continued support and well-wishes for auctioneer Gloria's recovery from major cancer surgery early this year. Almost at the end of the chemotherapy course (one more to go) and a nerve-wracking week ahead waiting for results of latest scan, but everything looking good so far. It's been a very long, stressful, extremely unpleasant process - we're sure most of you can relate from personal / family experience. However, she'll be back wielding the gavel on 18th November!

New website / online auctions: We've been trying to finish off work to the outside of the Elephant House that required scaffolding, so that it can all come down before November's auction, hence there's still a little more website programming of the back-office management side of things still to do. After the November auction is done and dusted, we'll finish that off for final testing with a view to launching in the new year. Yes, later than originally hoped for, but sure you can understand there's been more important things going on this year!!
If you haven't yet checked out how the new website will look and work, see the Online Auction Page here which has more information and a couple of brief videos showing the system in operation.

Deliveries: Just about caught up with the odd straggling deliveries over summer. May still be one or two things that have been carefully stored away for safe keeping whilst building work has been going on. Worry not, whatever it is will be here somewhere safely cocooned in bubble wrap!

Payments in / out: With everything that's been going on, there's a few lingering invoices we've been slow in chasing up, or it has been difficult at times getting in contact ets. So if you've been meaning to pop in and collect that odd thing you bought but unsure when we'll be around, or didn't want to hassle us in the current circumstances, do get in touch so we can clear things up. Similarly, there's a few envelopes in the tin for monies from the last auction or two that people haven't collected - again arrange a time to pop in and collect or of course we can do a bank transfer. Either way, we're not always at the Elephant House armed with paperwork at the moment, so don't risk a journey without arranging a time first!

More news very soon... watch this space!

POSTPONED to JANUARY 2019 : Elephant House £1 Clearout - NO RESERVES

We may start off the online auctions with this stuff to test it out... if there's a hiccup with a £1 item, hopefully no-one will get too upset!

We'll be clearing the Elephant House of all the stuff that's accumulated over the past 12 months or so - including unsold items that are lingering around, items that have never been collected by buyers / sellers, or just random stuff that came in with other consignments, but didn't really fit into the normal 'theme' of our auctions. Everything goes under the hammer at NO RESERVE - and everything starts at £1!

We've found 148 lots so far, but there's still quite a bit to sort out - so check back soon for updates. To see what's listed so far, have a look here

NOTE: if you spot something of yours listed that you'd rather have back, then get in touch ASAP and come fetch it - otherwise it gets SOLD! - we need the space.

Results of Sunday 26th November : Vintage Amusements

To finish the year off - the UK's biggest auction of Vintage Slot Machines. We also sold lots of Enamel Signs, Fairground Art, and all sorts of other goodies.
Full prices achieved now available on the Results page, with six items making it into our top 100