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

By Damonator

3 years ago


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#351 3 years ago

Looks like prices for shopped and working games, not projects....

#352 3 years ago

Who the heck paid $1250 for a Williams "Swinger"???

#353 3 years ago

The guy who missed on the $ 1500 Stagecoach.

#354 3 years ago

Like I said”crazy”

#355 3 years ago

Sounds like some of the people bidding watch Pawn Stars or American Pickers and thought the prices on those shows were for real! I am glad I didn't go but I am happy for the seller. However I do feel kind of sorry for some of the buyers.

From prices listed above I didn't see any bargains and as stated it looks more like prices on finished machines not projects as far as pirces on most of them. With that said some of the machines did look pretty nice in some of the pictures.

#356 3 years ago

Looks like when I kick it the wife and or kids best bet is an auction.... the man did what he was supposed to do for the family... like it or not.

#357 3 years ago

There's two games in there that I thought looked cosmetically great in the photos that I think went for real decent prices. Wish I had thrown in a bid.

#358 3 years ago

Which two?

#359 3 years ago
Quoted from classicgamefan:

Mostly complete price list. I'd say this is 95% accurate (I might have transposed or misheard a few). I missed a big chunk of the 1960s as I couldn't see anything from the back of the crowd anyway. I went home empty handed, as did most of my friends. Remember that there was no buyer's premium and no credit card surcharge.
Credit to the auctioneer. Whether you liked it or not, he did his job well:
* Maximized seller's earnings.
* Kept the auction moving (160 games in under 4 hours)
Some of the games (probably less than 20%) did go to remote bidders.

Thanks for the list, but can anyone fill in the blanks?
So who else here got what?
Does anyone know what the Williams "Ten Spot" went for?

#360 3 years ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

The guy who missed on the $ 1500 Stagecoach.

Maybe thought it was a Gottlieb "Stage Coach"?

#361 3 years ago

Or got excited with the Stern Stampede backglass ?

#362 3 years ago

I thought the Bally Star Trek sold for $1700.00 but I cannot say that with confidence. Even if it was $1100.00 as said earlier it was still way over priced.

Here it is in its down to the wood glory.

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Stern Trident with bubbly back glass sold for $1000.00

Two Stern Discos
1 for $575.00
and 1 for $850.00

#363 3 years ago

Be prepared for CL in the Oklahoma area to be full of overpriced pins.

#364 3 years ago

The Big Indian had a nice play field but the back glass was one big bubble.

#365 3 years ago

I talked to people who came in from Denver and Colorado Springs. Lexington, Nebraska and north Iowa. Houston.

People came from far and wide.

#366 3 years ago

Initial posting updated with preliminary prices (a gentlemen was nice enough to write down most everything and let me snap a pic). I'll update with the final numbers if I can get them from Jay.

The auction went faster than I thought (just under 4 hours) and was super smooth with no issues - everyone behaved themselves really well.

Yes, the prices were high - but there were some good deals...more towards the end of the auction.

And I ended up with 3 of the 6 games that I wanted - but at about 2x what I wanted to pay. I bought the Spit Fire, Major League and Lancers.

It was so much fun and I met a lot of nice folks - thanks to everyone that introduced themselves to me - I enjoyed talking to each one of you!

#367 3 years ago
Quoted from Damonator:

Yes, the prices were high - but there were some good deals...more towards the end of the auction.

The auctioneer did an excellent job for his clients.

#368 3 years ago
Quoted from Damonator:

And I ended up with 3 of the 6 games that I wanted - but at about 2x what I wanted to pay. I bought the Spit Fire, Major League and Lancers.

And I bagged the '37 Arlington. Very nice addition to my stable alongside '41 Fairmont and '38 Seabiscuit. Where else would I find one?

#369 3 years ago

So does anyone know who got the $100 for driving the farthest? I thought i was maybe in the running, but completely forgot to ask.

Great to meet everyone!

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#370 3 years ago

Towards the end I figured I was going home empty-handed, but went ahead and bid/won this Hi Dolly for $325. I didn’t have a 60’s era machine and the playfield and backglass are both in great shape.
My wife says Dolly looks like a hooker

Was nice meeting and talking to everyone!

Dylan

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#371 3 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I thought the Bally Star Trek sold for $1700.00 but I cannot say that with confidence. Even if it was $1100.00 as said earlier it was still way over priced.

Here it is in its down to the wood glory.

Holy shit!!

#372 3 years ago
Quoted from nman:

So does anyone know who got the $100 for driving the farthest? I thought i was maybe in the running, but completely forgot to ask.
Great to meet everyone!

I just asked my wife if she heard but she didn’t. How far was your trip? I’m logging 572 miles each way

#373 3 years ago
Quoted from Hula:

And I bagged the '37 Arlington. Very nice addition to my stable alongside '41 Fairmont and '38 Seabiscuit. Where else would I find one?

Nice! Arlington was one of the ones I wanted, but didn’t get. After dropping $3200 on the first two games auctioned off - I was a little shell shocked for about 10 minutes.

#374 3 years ago

That puts you handily farther than I ( I had to check)

#375 3 years ago
Quoted from Underspin:

Buyer’s choice

Super Auctions started pulling that crap with their "Skill-Stop" Japanese slots as the first lots at their circuses. You bid and then could buy the next four for the same price each. Of course with them it was the 13% buyers premium plus tax on that total.

Then, with the skill stops they sold tokens. All for the same price as the highest bidder. I'm sure they would NEVER violate and state laws and shill bid the tokens which always went for $15.00/hundred..... Folks, probably just a fus.... I mean Folks, those tokens on ebay probably won't work on these quality Skill-Stop slots so be sure to buy at least a thousand so your machine runs smoothly....

#376 3 years ago
Quoted from MrBally:

Super Auctions started pulling that crap with their "Skill-Stop" Japanese slots as the first lots at their circuses. You bid and then could buy the next four for the same price each. Of course with them it was the 13% buyers premium plus tax on that total.
Then, with the skill stops they sold tokens. All for the same price as the highest bidder. I'm sure they would NEVER violate and state laws and shill bid the tokens which alway

Believe it or not, in most states it is not against the law for auction houses to shill. Some pretty famous auction houses clearly do it.

#377 3 years ago

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Met lots of cool Pinsiders today including nman here who was the winner of the rare and pretty Paradise woodrail.

FYI... it was not cheap!

Also... guy behind us appears to be attempting a photo-bomb. Not quite, my friend... not quite.

#378 3 years ago
Quoted from slawnski:

Looks like when I kick it the wife and or kids best bet is an auction.... the man did what he was supposed to do for the family... like it or not.

I agree, put up an auction and get 2-300% more than you would get on private market. This happens all the time.

#379 3 years ago
Quoted from Damonator:

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And I ended up with 3 of the 6 games that I wanted - but at about 2x what I wanted to pay. I bought the Spit Fire, Major League and Lancers.
It was so much fun and I met a lot of nice folks - thanks to everyone that introduced themselves to me - I enjoyed talking to each one of you!

The Spit Fire and Lancer were both beautiful. Nice buy on the ESCO Lancer for $200! I almost bid against you on the Lancer, but he who hesitates...

#380 3 years ago

I pulled a sneaky... picked up a mint Wizard! from a local seller near the auction beforehand - $740

When traveling, it always pays to check the local Craigslist, Letgo, OfferUp, and FB Marketplace... 'cause you never know!

#382 3 years ago

Nic, how appropriate, now we can call you the "Wizard"

That's a title I would like to have own someday, so if you grow tired of it let me know, of course we still have to figure out what coast you land on.

#383 3 years ago
Quoted from slawnski:

I just asked my wife if she heard but she didn’t. How far was your trip? I’m logging 572 miles each way

Don't recall exactly. Definitely over 800 one way.

#384 3 years ago

How many of the games do you think worked or played without much rehab? As they set on the auction floor? Looked like fun!!!

#385 3 years ago

Wow! $650 for a '72 El Toro. Don't people usually throw that in if you buy their Star Explorer?

#386 3 years ago
Quoted from mettyfish:

How many of the games do you think worked or played without much rehab? As they set on the auction floor? Looked like fun!!!

Not all that many were working. And of the ones that were working they were not set up for good playing action.

#387 3 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Thanks for the list, but can anyone fill in the blanks?
So who else here got what?
Does anyone know what the Williams "Ten Spot" went for?

I bought it. Very clean.

#388 3 years ago
Quoted from Hula:

And I bagged the '37 Arlington. Very nice addition to my stable alongside '41 Fairmont and '38 Seabiscuit. Where else would I find one?

Congrats and Nice grab. That was the only diamond in the rough that caught my eye. I was a little surprised with the $750 price tag, but your so right, where else are you going to find another one. The picture of it looks like it is in really good condition too.

#389 3 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Met lots of cool Pinsiders today including nman here who was the winner of the rare and pretty Paradise woodrail.
FYI... it was not cheap!
Also... guy behind us appears to be attempting a photo-bomb. Not quite, my friend... not quite.

Very nice to meet you as well.

I've already decided that the Paradise playfield looks a bit bare though and have started working on my first playfield mod. Just need to install some led eyes and it should be good to go.

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#390 3 years ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

Or got excited with the Stern Stampede backglass ?

I did I guess because I bought it. Biggest nips in pinball!

#391 3 years ago

A question for those who were there--looking at the photos it seems like on many machines if the playfield glass was missing so were the bumper caps. For example Marble Queen is missing all its caps and all the plastic marbles, a big deal on a machine like that.

Were there parts stored inside the machines if the glass was missing or is that just they way they were?

#392 3 years ago

I picked up the Big Indian (650) and the nicest Rack-a-ball, 475

As to missing stuff, very hit and miss

#393 3 years ago
Quoted from cjmiller:

A question for those who were there--looking at the photos it seems like on many machines if the playfield glass was missing so were the bumper caps. For example Marble Queen is missing all its caps and all the plastic marbles, a big deal on a machine like that.
Were there parts stored inside the machines if the glass was missing or is that just they way they were?

They gave you the keys to the machine when you paid. I bought three and none had anything in them. It was what you see is what you get.

#394 3 years ago
Quoted from PinPilot:

I did I guess because I bought it. Biggest nips in pinball!

Stern Viper might have Stampede beat.

#395 3 years ago

Prices were sky high. If you were going by Pinside pricing, things were going for 2x that. Games you wouldn't pay $300 for on CL sold for $750. There was too much "dumb money" in the crowd, IMHO.

#396 3 years ago
Quoted from PinPilot:

Prices were sky high. If you were going by Pinside pricing, things were going for 2x that. Games you wouldn't pay $300 for on CL sold for $750. There was too much "dumb money" in the crowd, IMHO.

totally agree with that, bally star trek with an absolutely trashed pf, 1100

#397 3 years ago

Spyhunter went for 1400.00???? Ouch.....

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#398 3 years ago

Primary game I drove here for:

Solids N' Stripes - $1900 - Too much, but very nice

Second choice game:

Bristol Hills Gottlieb 1971 $600

Didn't need it. Just wanted to copy the mechanics so my Snow Derby plays the same way... prefer the Bristol rules. But eh, it can wait...

Games I'd have bought if they were cheap, but weren't:

A Go Go Williams 1966 - $1000
King Pin Gottlieb 1973 - $800
Old Chicago Bally 1976 - $1200 (excellent condition)
Pioneer Gottlieb 1976 - $750
Sky Line Gottlieb 1965 - $1000 (excellent condition)
Stingray Stern 1977 - $1700
Strikes and Spares Bally 1978 - $1400

Games I did buy:

Campus Queen Bally 1966 - $500
Ice Show Gottlieb 1966 - $450
Wizard! Bally 1975 - $740 (not from auction... nearby seller offsite)

Games I would have bought if I had more room and time:

Dixieland Bally 1968 - $575
Fan-Tas-Tic Williams 1972 - $650
Magic Town Williams 1967 - $500

Games I proxy bid for others and lost:

Bumper Bally 1936 - $575 (limit was $350)
Paradise Gottlieb 1940 - $2400 (limit was $500)

Games I was happy for the buyers:

Hi Dolly Gottlieb 1965 - $325
Mini Zag Bally 1968 - $375
Moulin Rouge Williams 1965 - $325
Pioneer Gottlieb 1976 - $435
Score Board Gottlieb 1956 - $150
Sitting Pretty Gottlieb 1958 - $1000
Stampede Stern 1977 - $325

Games which inspired gasps:

A Go Go Williams 1966 - $1000
Bone Busters Gottlieb 1989 - $2700
Ding Dong Williams 1968 - $850
El Rancho Keeney 1962 - $2400
El Toro Bally 1972 - $650
Flicker Bally 1975 - $1200
Hayburners Williams 1951 - $2100
Hi Deal Bally 1975 - $1100
Paddock Williams 1969 - $850
Paradise Gottlieb 1940 - $2400
Sky Kings Bally 1974 - $1100
Solids N' Stripes Williams 1971 - $1900
Spiderman Gottlieb 1980 - $2500
Spit Fire Genco 1935 - $1800
Spy Hunter Bally 1984 - $1200
Stagecoach Chicago Coin 1968 - $1500
Star Trek Bally 1978 - $1100
Stingray Stern 1977 - $1700
Surf Champ Gottlieb 1976 - $1300
Swinger Williams 1973 - $1200
Top Hat Williams 1958 - $1900
Tri Zone Williams 1979 - $1050
Trident Stern 1979 - $1000

Overall, definitely worth the trip for me... but newbie/wild bidders were more likely to get crushed than not.

#399 3 years ago

I bought the Big Daddy for $325.

After I won the Big Daddy the auctioneer, Jay, was trying to be funny and asked if they called me Big Daddy. I said they will after this. The crowd close by got a bigger laugh out of my response than Jay got all afternoon.

#400 3 years ago
Quoted from Damonator:

After dropping $3200 on the first two games auctioned off - I was a little shell shocked for about 10 minutes.

I can imagine. With the advanced hum here on pinside, I anticipated paying a little more. Ultimately for me it was very worthwhile picking up a rare pin. I would have loved to attend, but couldn't make the trip. Which two did you pick up?

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