UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 04/29 & 05/01-02/17 - Pook & Pook, Inc....   05/02-03/17 - Alderfer's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/03/17 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   05/03/17 - Curtis Wilson...   05/03/17 - Wilson's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/03/17 - Embassy Auctions International...   05/05/17 - Peachey Auctions & Real Estate...   05/05/17 - Michael Ivankovich...   04/22-5/5/17 - Kimberly Hemingway...   05/06/17 - Keystone Auctions LLC...   05/06/17 - Daniel A. Carter...   05/06/17 - Blums...   05/06/17 - George H. Wilson...   05/06/17 - Ron J. & Ron S. Gilligan & David C. Zentner...   05/06/17 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   05/06/17 - Roan Inc. Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/06/17 - John M. Hess Auction Service, Inc....   05/05-06/17 - Dan Hershey Auctioneering Service...   05/06/17 - Gary Fluck Auctions...   05/06/17 - Harry H. Bachman...   05/06/17 - Richard P. Allen, Jr....   05/06/17 - Maurer's Auctions...   05/06/17 - George Miller IV Auction Co....   05/06/17 - Harry H. Bachman...   05/06/17 - All Points Auction Company...   05/07/17 - Dean R. Arner...   05/06-07/17 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   05/07/17 - Costea's Auction Gallery...   05/08/17 - Toomey Auction Service, Inc....   05/09/17 - Wagner Auction Service...   05/09/17 - Wehrly's Auction Service, Inc....   05/11/17 - Barry S. Slosberg, Inc....   05/11/17 - Alderfer's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/13/17 - Elmer Murry Auctions, Inc....   05/13/17 - Milestone Auctions Gallery...   05/13/17 - PA Auction Center...   05/12-13/17 - Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/13/17 - Horst Auctioneers...   05/13/17 - Les Beyer...   05/13/17 - PA OnSite Auction Co., LLC...   05/13/17 - Green Gavel Auction, LLC...   05/13/17 - Howard B. Parzow...   05/13/17 - Joel Heisey...   05/13/17 - Wehrly's Auction Service, Inc....   05/13/17 - Michael J. Stasak, Jr., Michael Stasak, III, Laurel Fox...   05/15/17 - Tom Hall Auctions, Inc....   05/18/17 - RACC Student Auction...   05/20/17 - Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/20/17 - Hartzell's Auction Gallery, Inc....   05/20/17 - Baum School of Art...   05/19-21/17 - Rich Penn Auctions...   05/26/17 - Morphy Auctions Las Vegas...   05/26/17 - Hartzell's Auction Gallery, Inc....   05/27-28/17 - Morphy Auctions Las Vegas...   
  • 04/29 & 05/01-02/17 - Pook & Pook, Inc....   05/02-03/17 - Alderfer's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/03/17 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   05/03/17 - Curtis Wilson...   05/03/17 - Wilson's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/03/17 - Embassy Auctions International...   05/05/17 - Peachey Auctions & Real Estate...   05/05/17 - Michael Ivankovich...   04/22-5/5/17 - Kimberly Hemingway...   05/06/17 - Keystone Auctions LLC...   05/06/17 - Daniel A. Carter...   05/06/17 - Blums...   05/06/17 - George H. Wilson...   05/06/17 - Ron J. & Ron S. Gilligan & David C. Zentner...   05/06/17 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   05/06/17 - Roan Inc. Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/06/17 - John M. Hess Auction Service, Inc....   05/05-06/17 - Dan Hershey Auctioneering Service...   05/06/17 - Gary Fluck Auctions...   05/06/17 - Harry H. Bachman...   05/06/17 - Richard P. Allen, Jr....   05/06/17 - Maurer's Auctions...   05/06/17 - George Miller IV Auction Co....   05/06/17 - Harry H. Bachman...   05/06/17 - All Points Auction Company...   05/07/17 - Dean R. Arner...   05/06-07/17 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   05/07/17 - Costea's Auction Gallery...   05/08/17 - Toomey Auction Service, Inc....   05/09/17 - Wagner Auction Service...   05/09/17 - Wehrly's Auction Service, Inc....   05/11/17 - Barry S. Slosberg, Inc....   05/11/17 - Alderfer's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/13/17 - Elmer Murry Auctions, Inc....   05/13/17 - Milestone Auctions Gallery...   05/13/17 - PA Auction Center...   05/12-13/17 - Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/13/17 - Horst Auctioneers...   05/13/17 - Les Beyer...   05/13/17 - PA OnSite Auction Co., LLC...   05/13/17 - Green Gavel Auction, LLC...   05/13/17 - Howard B. Parzow...   05/13/17 - Joel Heisey...   05/13/17 - Wehrly's Auction Service, Inc....   05/13/17 - Michael J. Stasak, Jr., Michael Stasak, III, Laurel Fox...   05/15/17 - Tom Hall Auctions, Inc....   05/18/17 - RACC Student Auction...   05/20/17 - Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/20/17 - Hartzell's Auction Gallery, Inc....   05/20/17 - Baum School of Art...   05/19-21/17 - Rich Penn Auctions...   05/26/17 - Morphy Auctions Las Vegas...   05/26/17 - Hartzell's Auction Gallery, Inc....   05/27-28/17 - Morphy Auctions Las Vegas...   
  • 04/29 & 05/01-02/17 - Pook & Pook, Inc....   05/02-03/17 - Alderfer's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/03/17 - Cabin Fever Auctions...   05/03/17 - Curtis Wilson...   05/03/17 - Wilson's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/03/17 - Embassy Auctions International...   05/05/17 - Peachey Auctions & Real Estate...   05/05/17 - Michael Ivankovich...   04/22-5/5/17 - Kimberly Hemingway...   05/06/17 - Keystone Auctions LLC...   05/06/17 - Daniel A. Carter...   05/06/17 - Blums...   05/06/17 - George H. Wilson...   05/06/17 - Ron J. & Ron S. Gilligan & David C. Zentner...   05/06/17 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   05/06/17 - Roan Inc. Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/06/17 - John M. Hess Auction Service, Inc....   05/05-06/17 - Dan Hershey Auctioneering Service...   05/06/17 - Gary Fluck Auctions...   05/06/17 - Harry H. Bachman...   05/06/17 - Richard P. Allen, Jr....   05/06/17 - Maurer's Auctions...   05/06/17 - George Miller IV Auction Co....   05/06/17 - Harry H. Bachman...   05/06/17 - All Points Auction Company...   05/07/17 - Dean R. Arner...   05/06-07/17 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals...   05/07/17 - Costea's Auction Gallery...   05/08/17 - Toomey Auction Service, Inc....   05/09/17 - Wagner Auction Service...   05/09/17 - Wehrly's Auction Service, Inc....   05/11/17 - Barry S. Slosberg, Inc....   05/11/17 - Alderfer's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/13/17 - Elmer Murry Auctions, Inc....   05/13/17 - Milestone Auctions Gallery...   05/13/17 - PA Auction Center...   05/12-13/17 - Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/13/17 - Horst Auctioneers...   05/13/17 - Les Beyer...   05/13/17 - PA OnSite Auction Co., LLC...   05/13/17 - Green Gavel Auction, LLC...   05/13/17 - Howard B. Parzow...   05/13/17 - Joel Heisey...   05/13/17 - Wehrly's Auction Service, Inc....   05/13/17 - Michael J. Stasak, Jr., Michael Stasak, III, Laurel Fox...   05/15/17 - Tom Hall Auctions, Inc....   05/18/17 - RACC Student Auction...   05/20/17 - Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers...   05/20/17 - Hartzell's Auction Gallery, Inc....   05/20/17 - Baum School of Art...   05/19-21/17 - Rich Penn Auctions...   05/26/17 - Morphy Auctions Las Vegas...   05/26/17 - Hartzell's Auction Gallery, Inc....   05/27-28/17 - Morphy Auctions Las Vegas...   
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Morphy Auctions' Las Vegas Coin-Op Event Is A Royal Flush, Realizing Over $3.8 Million

March 9, 2017 Updated March 30, 2017

Morphy Auctions' Las Vegas Coin-Op Event Is A Royal Flush, Realizing Over $3.8 Million

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Morphy Auctions is pleased to announce the results of its recent Coin-Op Sale, which was held on Jan. 28 and 29 at the company’s Las Vegas, Nev., auction gallery. All sales prices noted include a 23 percent buyer’s premium.
It’s no gamble to say that this sale’s offerings of countertop slot and poker machines generated enormous interest amongst buyers. Lot 155, a Charles Fey Liberty Bell slot machine and shipping crate, rang true to realize $174,000. This 1895 example, in working, all original, untouched condition, is considered the apex of all coin-op gambling machines ever manufactured. Lot 903, a circa 1905-10 five-cent Caille Liberty package gum slot machine, believed to be the only known surviving example, made $126,000. It was designed to sidestep the gambling laws of the time by dispensing a pack of gum with every play. Lot 156, an early 1900s one-cent Caille Hy-Lo poker machine, took the high road to realize $36,900. And lot 5, a late 1930s five-cent Mills Novelty Co. Hoke Snake slot machine featuring a distinctive serpentine motif on the upper and lower castings, more than doubled its low estimate to make $60,000.
Now let’s hit the ground running with some floor slot machine sales highlights. Lot 306, a rare circa 1905 five-cent Mills roulette slot machine in all original condition with nickel plated iron castings and a handsome quarter sawn oak cabinet, spun its way to $289,050. Collectors took a double take on lot 902, a rare five-cent and 25-cent Pace Royal Comet Twin slot machine, which realized $25,200, more than three times its low estimate. This double console machine's mechanisms can be used separately or together with the center pull handle. Bidders found lot 304, a five-cent Mills "The Judge" musical cabinet slot machine, guilty of being remarkably desirable. This unusual example, featuring an oak cabinet with recessed panels and carved applique details and ornate cast-iron elements, realized $29,520. And one buyer struck gold with lot 307, a 1949 life-sized carved wooden five-cent Pace "8" Star Bell Frank Polk miner slot machine. This signed rarity made $39,600.
This event’s outstanding selections of trade stimulators left nothing up to chance. Collectors were certainly “feline” groovy over lot 253, a 1920s era ten-cent Lukat "The Lucky Cat" trade stimulator. This pretty kitty, which realized $27,060, rewards winning players with a gumball and cigars. Lot 191, an early 20th century cast-iron five-cent Watling "Color Match" trade stimulator, with its unusual and original side vendor, realized $30,000. Lot 937, an early 1900s five-cent Mills Bulls Eye Counter Wheel trade stimulator featuring ornately detailed castings affixed to a matching cast-iron rotating base and a near-mint tin litho color wheel, hit $36,900. And lot 1049, a circa 1935 five-cent Superior Vendomat cigarette vender trade stimulator, met its match at $33,210, more than twice its high estimate.
"It was especially thrilling to be at this auction in person. The energy and excitement in the room from start to finish was simply amazing. It was an honor to handle the Barry Goldfarb collection, and I am certain that buyers will be extraordinarily happy with their purchases from this fine grouping. Please mark your calendars for our next premier coin-op sale, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28, at our Las Vegas gallery. For more information, please see our website at www.morphyauctions.com,” said Dan Morphy, president of Morphy Auctions.