May VCA Vegas Auction Features the “Best of the Best”
The upcoming VCA Vegas auction looks to be the best coin-op auction in many years. This auction features over 350 items from the Melvin and Anne Getlan collection plus an array of additional coin operated devices which will cause this event to be remembered for years to come. More than 1500 lots will be sold on May 4th 5th & 6th, 2012.
Melvin and Anne have decided to downsize their fabulous collection. Their machines are not only rare, they are also in the finest condition This will probably be a once in a lifetime opportunity to own some of these machines.
Highlights include a 5 & 25 Cent Caille Bros. Centaur/Eclipse Twin Double Wheel Upright Slot Machine c1907, a 5 Cent Caille Bros. "Little Roulette", and a 1 Cent Mills Novelty "HY-LO" Poker Hand 5-Reel Card Machine c1904.
Many consider the Caille Bros. "Globe" Poker Hand 5-Reel Card Machine c1906 to be the center piece of the sale.
There will be plenty of other cast iron available along with some great upright slot machines. Old woodies and aluminum machines of great importance will also find new homes.
Along with the gambling machines there will be many vending machines offered. "The Auto Doctor" c1892, five cent Mini Pharmacy is reported to be the only one known.
“This sale promises to have something for everyone” according to VCA President Peter Sidlow. “Just to see all of these great historic machines will be an experience you won’t forget.”
Hard cover catalogs may be ordered directly from the VCA Website. These catalogs will most likely increase in value in future years, just as the ones from the Dr. Smith and Stan Harris auctions have.