Massive Pinball Auction in Tulsa OK 02/18/18 (160 pins!)


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    #1 15 days ago

    Public Service Announcement!

    160 pinballs spanning from 1934 to 1989 are going to be auctioned off in Tulsa on 2/18/18 at 2pm (preview at noon). This was some guys collection that died and his family has commissioned an auction company to get rid of them all. There is no reserve and no buyers fee but the pins have to be removed within a week unless other arrangements are made. I am not affiliated with the auction company - they found me through a friend of a friend deal and I agreed to throw it out on Pinside/Mr Pinball/etc.

    I asked the owner of the auction company if they would allow remote bidding and he said that if anyone was interested in doing that, to contact him directly via text/phone. His name is Jay and his # is 918.639.7653.

    I was allowed access to the games to take pictures. From what I understand, these games were in dry storage. I didn't see any water damage, critter damage, smoke damage or anything like that. I also didn't see any touch ups or attempts at any sort of restoration. They are simply raw games that look very complete - I didn't even see a single coin door missing (they don't have keys to most of them and they haven't been opened when I took the pics). The bulk of the EMs were powering on fine and most will even play. Most of the cabinets were better than I would have expected, I didn't witness many wear spots on the playfields (except the Star Trek was pretty worn) and the backglasses were as expected - some were phenomenal, a few were toast but most looked good.

    I have limited access, but if anyone has specific questions - PM me and I'll try to get an answer or a picture of what you need. I'll visit the pins again this weekend. You are also welcome to text/call Jay - but he has limited pinball knowledge.

    Auction location is:
    Fontana Shopping Center
    7924 E. 50th St.
    Tulsa, OK 74145

    And here are the pins (let me know if any dates/mfg are wrong and I'll correct):

    3 Score Gottlieb 1940 85
    A Go Go Williams 1966 1000
    Aladdin's Castle Bally 1976 700
    Arlington Bally 1937 700
    Ballyhoo Bally 1947 250
    Barnacle Bill Gottlieb 1948 125
    Big Chief Genco 1940 185
    Big Daddy Williams 1963 325
    Big Indian Gottlieb 1974 650
    Big League Chicago Coin 500
    Big Show Bally 1974 575
    Big Time (Bingo) Bally 125
    Blue Chip Williams 1976 325
    Blue Chip Williams 1976 350
    Blue Chip Williams 1976 350
    Bone Busters Gottlieb 1989 2700
    Boomerang Bally 1974 475
    Bowling Queen Gottlieb 1964 200
    Bristol Hills Gottlieb 1971 600
    Buccaneer Gottlieb 1948 125
    Bulls Eye Baseball Chicago Coin 500
    Bumper Bally 1936 575
    Campus Queen Bally 1966 500
    Central Park Gottlieb 1966 500
    Central Park Gottlieb 1966 750
    Champion Bally 1934 325
    Coquette Williams 1962 100
    Cover Girl Keeney 1948 275
    Crosstown Gottlieb 1966 800
    Daffie Williams 1968 400
    Dancing Lady Gottlieb 1966 400
    Devils Dare Gottlieb 1982 1800
    Ding Dong Williams 1968 850
    Disco Stern 1977 650
    Disco Stern 1977 575
    Dixieland Bally 1968 ?
    Duette Gottlieb 1955 150
    Eager Beaver Williams 1965 300
    Egghead Gottlieb 1961 ?
    Eight Ball Bally 1977 700
    Eight Ball Bally 1977 1100
    El Rancho Keeney 1962 2400
    El Toro Bally 1972 650
    F14 Tomcat Williams 1987 1000
    Fan-Tas-Tic Williams 1972 650
    Fashion Show Gottlieb 1962 430
    Fast Ball Williams 1969 1300
    Flash Williams 1979 775
    Flicker Bally 1975 1200
    Flipper Clown Gottlieb 1962 950
    Flipper Parade Gottlieb 1961 800
    Flying Chariots Gottlieb 1963 200
    Flying Chariots Gottlieb 1963 200
    Four Horsemen Gottlieb 1950 275
    Four Seasons Gottlieb 1968 475
    Four Seasons Gottlieb 1968 375
    Gaucho Gottlieb 1962 275
    Gulfstream Williams 1973 600
    Gulfstream Williams 1973 500
    Hang Glider Bally 1977 450
    Harvest Bally 1967 475
    Hayburners Williams 1951 2100
    Hee Haw Chicago Coin 1973 425
    Hi Deal Bally 1975 1100
    Hi Dolly Gottlieb 1965 300
    Hi Dolly Gottlieb 1965 325
    Hi Dolly Gottlieb 1965 335
    High Hand Gottlieb 1973 770
    Hit & Run Williams 1970 475
    Hit & Run Williams 1970 525
    Hollywood Chicago Coin 1976 450
    Honey Williams 1972 450
    Hot Line Williams 1966 450
    Hot Shot Gottlieb 1973 600
    Humpty Dumpty Gottlieb 1947 500
    Ice Show Gottlieb 1966 ?
    Jiggers Genco 1932 650
    Just 21 Gottlieb 1950 550
    King Pin Gottlieb 1973 800
    Lancer Exhibit Supply 1940 200
    Laser Ball Williams 1979 450
    Lightning Ball Gottlieb 1959 900
    Lite 3 in line Bally 700
    Magic Town Williams 1967 500
    Major League Pacific Amusement 1934 1400
    Majors 49 Chicago Coin 1949 100
    Marble Queen Gottlieb 1953 825
    Mars Gottlieb 1981 1300
    Masquerade Gottlieb 1966 400
    Masquerade Gottlieb 1966 375
    Melody Bally 1948 ?
    Mini Zag Bally 1968 375
    Moulin Rouge Williams 1965 325
    Mystery Exhibit Supply 350
    Night Rider Bally 1977 1100
    Nudgy Bally 1947 200
    Oh Boy Williams 1964 475
    Old Chicago Bally 1976 1200
    Olympics Gottlieb 1962 275
    Paddock Williams 1969 850
    Panthera Gottlieb 1980 950
    Paradise Gottlieb 1940 2400
    Pioneer Gottlieb 1976 435
    Pioneer Gottlieb 1976 750
    Pioneer Gottlieb 1976 725
    Playtime Chicago Coin 1968 350
    Poker Face Gottlieb 1953 475
    Pro Football Gottlieb 1973 600
    Rack-a-Ball Gottlieb 1962 275
    Rack-a-Ball Gottlieb 1962 300
    Rack-a-Ball Gottlieb 1962 300
    Rocket Bally 1938 200
    Roller Coaster Gottlieb 1971 700
    Satin Doll Williams 1975 500
    School Days Gottlieb 1940 175
    Score Board Gottlieb 1956 150
    Sea Hawk Gottlieb 1941 85
    Sea Shore Gottlieb 1964 525
    Sitting Pretty Gottlieb 1958 1000
    Sky Kings Bally 1974 1100
    Sky Line Gottlieb 1965 1000
    Snow Derby Gottlieb 1971 750
    Soccer Gottlieb 1975 450
    Soccer Gottlieb 1975 325
    Solids N' Stripes Williams 1971 1900
    Space Mission Williams 1976 850
    Space Mission Williams 1976 550
    Spiderman Gottlieb 1980 2500
    Spit Fire Genco 1935 1800
    Spy Hunter Bally 1984 1200
    Stagecoach Chicago Coin 1968 1500
    Stampede Stern 1977 325
    Star Trek Bally 1978 1100
    Stardust Williams 1971 600
    Stingray Stern 1977 1700
    Strange Science Bally 1986 1675
    Strikes and Spares Bally 1978 1400
    Sunset Gottlieb 1962 500
    Super Flipper Chicago Coin 1975 180
    Super Soccer Gottlieb 1975 325
    Super Soccer Gottlieb 1975 500
    Surf Champ Gottlieb 1976 1300
    Suspense Williams 1969 400
    Sweet Hearts Gottlieb 1963 400
    Swing Along Gottlieb 1963 225
    Swinger Williams 1973 1200
    Swingtime Williams 1963 525
    Ten Spot Williams 1961 450
    Texan Gottlieb 1960 300
    Top Hat Williams 1958 1900
    Tri Zone Williams 1979 1050
    Trident Stern 1979 1000
    Triple Action Williams 1974 145
    Tucson Williams 1949 ?
    TV Flipper Chicago Coin ?
    Volcano Gottlieb 1981 950
    Wisconsin United 1948 250
    World Beauties Gottlieb 1960 295
    World Cup Williams 1978 450
    Yukon Williams 1971 350

    Pictures to follow....

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    #15 15 days ago

    EM's up the A-S-S

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    #17 15 days ago

    OMG!

    To add to this post.... The most over used statement on Pinside, but it is correctly used here, 'Wish I Was Closer!'

    #18 15 days ago

    Good Lord, have mercy

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    #21 15 days ago

    ...and that's it.

    A few still weren't set up when I took the pics (5 or 6). I'll try to get those this weekend.

    #22 15 days ago

    Ok, someone with a lot more knowledge than I ballpark the value of this collection for me. Hundreds of thousands? More?

    #23 15 days ago

    There are a few gems in there, but for the most part, it's a who's who list of games appearing on your local Craigslist for $200 OBO.

    Impressive bredth of games all in one place though! Thanks for taking time to photograph and share it all.

    #24 15 days ago

    Very nice, can't believe how many pictures you posted. If I was closer I would have to bid on the Mars God od War.

    #25 15 days ago

    F14 is the best of the list

    #26 15 days ago

    What a cool collection. I love the backglass on Stampede.

    #27 15 days ago
    Quoted from andrewket:

    Ok, someone with a lot more knowledge than I ballpark the value of this collection for me. Hundreds of thousands? More?

    160 games average price $500? thats $80,000. not even a hundred thousand let alone hundreds.

    #28 15 days ago

    Quite a few nice ones there!

    #30 15 days ago

    Some gems for sure.
    Looks like a one way plane ticket, wad of cash. Then pick right sized uhaul for trip home.
    Thanks for letting us all know and posting pics.

    #31 15 days ago

    Dang, I used to live in Tulsa. Not a pin to be found, I guess this dude had them all.

    #32 15 days ago

    Remarkable piece of pinball history!

    #33 15 days ago

    Hopefully my local crackball suppier won't go to this auction. I would hate to get a divorce.

    #34 15 days ago

    Doing the lords work with those pictures. Thanks so much!

    #35 15 days ago

    Sittin Pretty looks nice.

    LTG : )

    #36 15 days ago
    Quoted from andrewket:

    Ok, someone with a lot more knowledge than I ballpark the value of this collection for me. Hundreds of thousands? More?

    $150 each = $24,000. I doubt the local market can absorb 160 pins. You add $300 shipping and almost none are worth getting. It's a fine collection. I bet you'll see a bunch of them at TPF for $950 each. @xerico will probably have a whole row of them for sale.

    #37 15 days ago

    Very cool. Some nice games there. Wish they would hold them and auction them at TPF, would be awesome.

    #38 15 days ago

    As a collector that has limited room I wonder, What does a game room that holds 160 pins look like? Forgive me if you posted that but what did the building look like?

    Thanks for the pictures. Will be sure to not share with my wife as she would see how bad it could get.

    #40 15 days ago

    Double wow.

    #41 15 days ago

    My wife would kill me for sure but I am still looking at the math for a 2400 mile round trip. It wouldn't be the craziest thing I have ever done and isn't likely even in the top ten craziest things I have ever considered! I need help!!!

    #42 15 days ago
    Quoted from too-many-pins:

    My wife would kill me for sure but I am still looking at the math for a 2400 mile round trip. It wouldn't be the craziest thing I have ever done and isn't likely even in the top ten craziest things I have ever considered! I need help!!!

    my advice would be to slow your roll a bit ... you don't know what these games will be going for. i've never been to an auction, but don't you have to pay an extra 20% on top of whatever your winning bid ends up being? and the mechanical condition (or even completeness) of these games is also an unknown.

    #43 15 days ago

    I imagine the Fontana shopping center hasnt seen this much action since the grand opening of Planet Fitness.

    Wow! Thanks for posting the pics.

    #44 15 days ago

    Hey, @Forceflow there is your chance at a 1975 Super Flipper. Could be less than 10 remaining in North America.

    #45 15 days ago
    Quoted from pezpunk:

    i've never been to an auction, but don't you have to pay an extra 20% on top of whatever your winning bid ends up being?

    Normally something like that, but the OP said no reserve and no buyers fees.

    #46 15 days ago
    Quoted from pezpunk:

    my advice would be to slow your roll a bit ... you don't know what these games will be going for. i've never been to an auction, but don't you have to pay an extra 20% on top of whatever your winning bid ends up being? and the mechanical condition (or even completeness) of these games is also an unknown.

    I'm onto you Pez. You just don't want to wade through eight more threads discussing an upcoming marketplace listing, chastising people for pm'ing asking for details, then complaining about how mean this community is.

    #47 15 days ago

    Wow... I’d love to pick up a few of those bat and pitches..

    #48 15 days ago

    .....thanks for the memories.....

    #49 15 days ago
    Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

    $150 each = $24,000. I doubt the local market can absorb 160 pins. You add $300 shipping and almost none are worth getting. It's a fine collection. I bet you'll see a bunch of them at TPF for $950 each. xerico will probably have a whole row of them for sale.

    I would buy every one of them for $150 each as a bulk deal, so I think that's a bit low.

    It all depends on turnout of course, but I think they'll see an average of $400. I would guess 20+ of these will go over $1000, but yea - there will be some bargain $150 games too.

    Keep in mind there will be non-pinball people here too and they tend to pay more than we do not knowing how much more time and $ is required.

    Quoted from andrewket:

    Ok, someone with a lot more knowledge than I ballpark the value of this collection for me. Hundreds of thousands? More?

    If we are talking value for insurance purposes, I would estimate $1k per game, so $160k of "retail value".

    #50 15 days ago
    Quoted from Darcy:

    OMG!
    To add to this post.... The most over used statement on Pinside, but it is correctly used here, 'Wish I Was Closer!'

    NO joke, I see a few that are on my short list.

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