Results of
Vintage Amusements : Sunday 28th July 2019

Our usual selection of Vintage Fairground Memorabilia, Carvings, Painted Artwork etc. Vintage Amusement Machines, Allwins, Bryans, One Arm Bandits, Viewers, Fortune Tellers etc. Circus Memorabilia, Posters, Props, Costumes etc. Vintage Shop Fittings, Advertising Art, Americana and other Intersting Collectables.

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£10

Bundle of Good Oak Planks for Making or Restoring Allwin / Bandit Cabinets etc.

44

£12

Bundle of Good Oak Planks for Making or Restoring Allwin / Bandit Cabinets etc.

45

£25

Set of Wooden Pintable Legs

46

£40

Back Door for One Arm Bandit With Lock & Keys

47

£40

Back Door for One Arm Bandit

48

£40

Back Door for One Arm Bandit

49

£45

Back Door for One Arm Bandit

52

£50

Clown Bin Topper

53

£600

Quality 1930's Art Deco 25-Drawer Haberdashery Cabinet
by Sycamore Store Fitters of London SW19. Bronze framed glass cabinet on stepped oak base with adjustable feet, housing full compliment of graduated oak drawers with glass fronts. This cabinet has 25 drawers, and matches the 30 drawer version we also have for auction

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£550

Quality 1930's Art Deco 30-Drawer Haberdashery Cabinet
by Sycamore Store Fitters of London SW19. Bronze framed glass cabinet on stepped oak base with adjustable feet, housing full compliment of graduated oak drawers with glass fronts. This cabinet has 30 drawers, and matches the 25 drawer version we also have for auction

55

£35

Papier Mache Cat Shop Display

56

£320

Superb Mahogany Dentists(?) Cabinet
with graduated drawers and various cupboards, mostly with milk glass bases. Ideal for housing collection of small items

57

£280

Victorian Shop Display Cabinet
large mirror backed mahogany cabinet with mahogany shelves, with original lock and key. The shelves approx 2.5inches deep, ideal for collector's cabinet

59

£110

Victorian Mirror-Back Shop Cabinet
probably from a Chemist shop, made of mahogany with glazed door, the interior sides with slots every inch or so to insert glass shelves. Ideal collector's cabinet

60

£145

Vintage Glass Illuminated 'Ladies' Sign, Double Sided
very nice original unrestored condition

62

£5

Large Vintage Sewn Dutch Flag
by Johns & Son of Worcester & Gloucester

63

£70

Original Bass Advertising Mirror
with original frame, all badges and rear stand

64

£300

Mace Neon Sign
by Neoflow Signs of London

65

£25

Huntley & Palmers Shop Display Biscuit Tin with Hinged Glass Lid

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£1,050

Novelty Merchantman Crane
in good solid condition, working on old penny play with keys. Unusually the front casting has not been chopped out to accomodate a modern coin mechanism. Needs new front glass and would benefit from being stripped and re-varnished, together with having the curved top piece removed (which was added later to 'modernise' it)

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£1,300

Pussy Shooter
complete unrestored condition, on cast iron feet, working on old penny play with key

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£340

Sooty Show Puppet Machine
recently off site, working on new 50p play, with a relatively modern and reliable digital sound box installed with the original recordings. No keys but unlocked

71

£2,700

Rare Solar Horoscope Fortune Teller
fabulous and imposing Art Deco floor–standing machine by Peerless Vending, complete and working on 5c play, with qty of original horoscopes, with keys

72

£200

Charming 1930s Painted "King" Small Fairground Striker Game
dismantles for travelling

75

£35

Coin Operated Football Table

77

£340

Dinosaur - ex Dinosaur Park
a proper commercial grade highly detailed model

78

£360

Dinosaur - ex Dinosaur Park
a proper commercial grade highly detailed model

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£140

Working Model of R&W Grand Prix Racer
skillfully built miniature, push button at side makes the machine run

81

£120

Unusual French Automated Target
lovely amusing target made of lithographed paper prints on wood, various movements including the pig popping up, with bellows to make a squealing noise (need recovering)

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£2,000

Extremely Rare Small Coin Operated Symphonium No.105 Musical Savings Bank
The Kaiser's Music Box!
A fabulous piece with an amazing history. One of only a handful known to exist. Made around 1900 by the Symphonium Company in Germany. It is the smallest of all coin operated disc music machines, being essentially the grandest and most amusing piggy bank for the children of the very wealthiest of Victorian society. Children were encouraged to save by dropping their pocket money in the slot, to be rewarded by a hit tune of the day, played on the 7 & 5/8ths inch zinc discs.
This particularly fine example was for many years part of the astonishing collection curated by the late Daphne Ladell of Box Hill, Surrey, who would regularly open her house as a museum to share her passion for mechanical music & automata. It was aquired by the present owner directly from the estate, during a long and protracted sale of the collection between 2017-18, when collectors from around the world competed in a sealed bid auction for over 180 lots. It was the one piece he just had to have, due to the extraordinary story of its history, as recounted by Daphne on numerous visits to the collection over the years:
It is said this is the very musical bank purchased by Kaiser Wilhelm II to give to his 'dear Grandmama' Queen Victoria on one of his many visits to England. Queen Mary subsequently disposed of it when anything to do with the Kaiser / Germany became toxic during WW1 - Queen Mary of course being well known for giving many gifts to friends, staff and so on. This may well account for the excpetional condition the piece remains in to this day.
The same model (with slightly different wording on the top flash) is present in the Stockholm Museum, and is pictured in the definitive book "The Disc Musical Box" by Kevin McElhone.
Comes with 11 good discs.