Vintage Amusements ~ Sunday 18th November 2018

Auction Catalogue
328 lots catalogued for this auction



101

Prize Every Time Fairground Sign
nice hand painted sign
Size approx: 12 inches (30.5 cm) Wide  by 30 inches (76.2 cm) High

Fairground - Artwork (small)    

102

Mander's Royal Managerie Reproduction Poster on Board

Size approx: 12 inches (30.5 cm) Wide  by 24 inches (61 cm) High

Fairground - Posters    

103

Carnival & Fun Fair Poster
Original 1940s poster by Willson's printers of Leicester. Very rare "1,000 smiles per hour" ghost train design version in portrait format. Willson's supplied these posters to showmen with a blank section top & bottom for them to overprint with details of a specific event. This one has been used by the well known amusement caterers T Benson & Sons to promote Woodingdean Carnival, probably early 1950s. In excellent condition, no fading or tears and the colours are bright and vibrant.
Size approx: 20 inches (50.8 cm) Wide  by 30 inches (76.2 cm) High

Fairground - Posters    

104





Unique Fred Fowle Disco Paybox Console
Unique item of fairground art. Decorated wood surround structure for a mobile disco console unit, made to look like a ride paybox, painted in traditional fairground style by Fred Fowle, 'The Master'. This is believed to be the only large item Fred ever painted that was not actually for use on a fairground, he never accepted commissions to do other work, he didn’t have time! Mark Gill, his apprentice now living in Australia, has confirmed that, as far as he knows, this is the only non fairground item Fred Fowle ever painted! It has been in dry store for forty years and kept covered so the colours are still bright and vibrant and it looks like it was painted yesterday! It is signed by Fred Fowle on the lower front. This piece comes with the added provenance of the original hand written (by Fred) and signed invoice on company headed paper dated 11/11/1978. The unit is fitted with lamp holders divided in to four separate channels to facilitate 'running lights' and comes complete with the original four channel light control unit, fully working and tested. The whole unit folds flat for easy transportation. Folded for transporting it measures: 42ins Wide x 32.5ins High x 4ins Deep. Size erected / opened:
Size approx: 42 inches (106.7 cm) Wide  by 65 inches (165.1 cm) High  by 21 inches (53.3 cm) Deep

Fairground - Artwork (large)    

105

1960's Doube Sided Fare Ticket
lettered in red on one side, green on the other, with silver leaf and flamboyant paint, in very good condition
Size approx: 29 inches (73.7 cm) Wide  by 21 inches (53.3 cm) High

Fairground - Artwork (small)    

106

1960's Doube Sided Fare Ticket
lettered in red on one side, green on the other, with silver leaf and flamboyant paint, in very good condition
Size approx: 29 inches (73.7 cm) Wide  by 21 inches (53.3 cm) High

Fairground - Artwork (small)    

107

Doudle Sided Fare Ticket
painted (and signed) by Mark Gill, Fred Fowle’s apprentice. Excellent condition
Size approx: 29 inches (73.7 cm) Wide  by 20 inches (50.8 cm) High

Fairground - Artwork (small)    

108

Two Carved Handrail Post Finials
believed to be by Orton & Spooner from a scenic ride handrail

Fairground - Carvings    

109

Length of Twisted Brass
fairground ride platform rod, in good condition but needs a clean and repolishing
Size approx: 72 inches (182.9 cm) High

Fairground - Ride Parts    

110

Length of Twisted Brass
fairground ride platform rod, in good condition but needs a clean and repolishing
Size approx: 72 inches (182.9 cm) High

Fairground - Ride Parts    

111

Festoon Lamp Holders & Cable
brand new and boxed (new old stock) 100 'Beeantee' festoon type lamp holders (bayonet) with twenty five metres of the special flat twin sheathed cable for use with the lamp holders – all new and unused

Fairground - Lighting - Vintage    

112

Large Framed Colour Photograph of Noyce’s Gallopers at GDSF c.1980
which formerly hung in the living wagon of Mrs Clara Noyce, given to the vendor when she passed away and the wagon was sold

Fairground - Other    

113

Original Brass Horse from Aveling Steam Traction Engine

Fairground - Other    

114

Old Brass Dutch Street Organ Collecting Tin

Fairground - Organs    

115

Collection approx. 30 Brass Rally Plaques and Horse Brasses
from early 1980s

Fairground - Other    

116

Bargeware Coal Scuttle
hand painted / decorated coal scuttle in the traditional manner

Other - Bygones    

117

Fairground Marble Box Game

Fairground - Games    

118

Enamel Sign : Player's Please Tobacco
1940s
Size approx: 22 inches (55.9 cm) Wide  by 34 inches (86.4 cm) High

Advertising & Shop - Enamel Signs    

119

James Dean Mounted Film Poster

Size approx: 26 inches (66 cm) Wide  by 38 inches (96.5 cm) High

Stage & Screen - Film Posters    

120

Enamel Sign : Lyon's Extract

Size approx: 60 inches (152.4 cm) Wide  by 18 inches (45.7 cm) High

Advertising & Shop - Enamel Signs    

121

Enamel Sign : Will's Legation Navy Cut
from the same shop exterior ad the Will's Capstan sign
Size approx: 49 inches (124.5 cm) Wide  by 17 inches (43.2 cm) High

Advertising & Shop - Enamel Signs    

122

Enamel Sign : Will's Capstan Cigarettes
from the same shop exterior ad the Will's Legation Navy Cut sign
Size approx: 48 inches (121.9 cm) Wide  by 17.5 inches (44.5 cm) High

Advertising & Shop - Enamel Signs    

123

Strike 'Em - Large 10 Cup Allwin
bell rings if top score achieved (battery required). On 1D play, with 2 keys, in superb original condition
Size approx: 22 inches (55.9 cm) Wide  by 35 inches (88.9 cm) High  by 6 inches (15.2 cm) Deep

Coin Operated - Allwins    

124

24 Cup Allwin
working on 2p play

Coin Operated - Allwins    

125

Oliver Whales Each Way Allwin
in nice original untouched condition, working on old penny play, paying 2-4-6, with locks and keys

Coin Operated - Allwins     Coin Operated - by Oliver Whales    

126

Win A Penguin Allwin
on 1p play (easy to convert back to old penny), no payout mechanism, with keys

Coin Operated - Allwins    

127

Oliver Whales 2-4-6 Payout Allwin
in nice original condition, working on old penny play with keys

Coin Operated - Allwins     Coin Operated - by Oliver Whales    

128

The Art of the Tin Toy Book
first edition in slip case, excellent condition

Books etc. - Toys     Toys - Books    

129

32 x AAM Magazines + 24 x Vintage Penny Arcade Magazines

Books etc. - Coin-op Magazines     Coin Operated - Magazines    

130

Original Birmingham Trams Destination Blind Box
with original winder handle, the destinations & route numbers displayed:
Longbridge 72
Rubery 71
Rednall 70
Northfield 69
Special Car
Depot Only
Selly Oak 35
Pershore Road 36
British Oak 46
Dogpool 53
Priory Rd for County Ground 54
Cannon Hill 37
Kings Heath via Balsall Heath 38
Size approx: 38 inches (96.5 cm) Wide  by 11 inches (27.9 cm) High

Other - Automobilia    

131

Setright Ticket Machine

Other - Automobilia    

132

Pace Slot Machine Parts & Service Manual
excellent reprint from April 1937, illustrated, 39 pages.

Books etc. - Coin-op Books     Coin Operated - Books    

133

Cast Iron Front for Aristocrat War Eagle Conversion

Coin Operated - Spare Parts    

134

6D Each Person - Hand Painted Metal Sign

Size approx: 11.5 inches (29.2 cm) Wide  by 8 inches (20.3 cm) High

Fairground - Artwork (small)    

135

3D Each Person - Hand Painted Metal Sign

Size approx: 11 inches (27.9 cm) Wide  by 6 inches (15.2 cm) High

Fairground - Artwork (small)    

136

Bingo 2D A Card - Hand Painted Metal Sign

Size approx: 7 inches (17.8 cm) Wide  by 7 inches (17.8 cm) High

Fairground - Artwork (small)    

137

Allwin - Hand Painted Wooden Sign

Size approx: 15 inches (38.1 cm) Wide  by 3 inches (7.6 cm) High

Coin Operated - Arcade Signs    

138

Brenner Fun Ball Past The Arrow Allwin
in superb restored condition, fully working on old penny play with key. The large chrome arrow changes place with each play, the objective being to get the ball past the arrow to win
Size approx: 21.5 inches (54.6 cm) Wide  by 28.5 inches (72.4 cm) High

Coin Operated - Allwins    

139

Hawtins Allwin
in excellent condition, working on old penny, with key

Coin Operated - Allwins    

140

Hawtins Art Deco Allwin
in original unrestored condition, working on old penny play, with curved metal cashbox door (usually missing)
Size approx: 19 inches (48.3 cm) Wide  by 27.5 inches (69.9 cm) High

Coin Operated - Allwins    

141

B.M.Co. Playball Automatic Payout Allwin
lovely condition, fully restored and working on old penny play, with both original mirrors and correct shaped cashbox, with keys

Coin Operated - Allwins     Coin Operated - by B.M.Co.    

142

B.M.Co. New Century Fivewin Allwin
nice small allwin working on old penny play with keys

Coin Operated - Allwins     Coin Operated - by B.M.Co.    

143

B.M.Co. Allwin
fully restored, working currently on 2p play, but easy to convert back to old penny by removing the sleeve inside the coin payout tube. With keys
Size approx: 18 inches (45.7 cm) Wide  by 22.5 inches (57.2 cm) High

Coin Operated - Allwins     Coin Operated - by B.M.Co.    

144

2 x Vintage Union Jack Flags on Poles

Size approx: 34 inches (86.4 cm) Wide  by 16 inches (40.6 cm) High

Other - Flags    

145

Top Sign from Carter's Steam Fair Truck

Size approx: 72 inches (182.9 cm) Wide  by 14 inches (35.6 cm) High

Fairground - Artwork (large)    

146

Original Ladbroke Grove Tube Station Enamel Sign
excellent condition
Size approx: 58.5 inches (148.6 cm) Wide  by 10.5 inches (26.7 cm) High

Advertising & Shop - Enamel Signs     Other - Railwayana    

147

Original London Transport Tube Enamel Sign
very good condition
Size approx: 52.5 inches (133.4 cm) Wide  by 20.5 inches (52.1 cm) High

Advertising & Shop - Enamel Signs     Other - Railwayana    

148

Big Wheel Front Sign
massive sign in several sections, hand painted in flamboyant style onto aluminium panels by G & A Johnson, recently removed from the ex M&D Taylor big wheel, which is currently being restored to travel with Carter's Steam Fair in the near future. Fantastic impressive piece of traditional hand-painted fairground art for a large games room, restaurant, garage etc.
Size approx: 362 inches (919.5 cm) Wide  by 49 inches (124.5 cm) High

Fairground - Artwork (large)    

149

Don't Feed The Lions Sign
amusing hand painted sign
Size approx: 37.5 inches (95.3 cm) Wide  by 10.5 inches (26.7 cm) High

Circus - Signs    

150

Painted Wooden Hand Sign

Size approx: 18 inches (45.7 cm) Wide  by 8.5 inches (21.6 cm) High

Advertising & Shop - Other