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Guide to Flea Markets in your area
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From collectors.org, this directory provides information on some of the major flea markets, listed by city under state headings.
There is a wide range of events included, from traditional "flea markets" to farmers markets, antique markets, court days and traders' marts.
James D. Julia summer Auction Hits a Cool Million
Julia’s recent toy, doll & advertising auction hit just above the million dollar mark against a pre-auction estimate of items sold of approximately $750,000. Results were a clear indication that buyer optimism is up, especially for fresh to the market quality goods that are conservatively estimated.
The auction boasted a stellar offering that ranged from early American tin horse drawn pieces to American and European clockwork automotive toys, pedal cars, fine French & German dolls, antique advertising, coin-op, salesman samples, music machines, and much more.
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Here is a list of the prices realized for the coin operated machines auctioned on June 22, 2012.
Prices include the hammer price plus a 15% buyers premium.
#3384 MILLS 5 CENT BROWNIE SLOT MACHINE. $9,775
#3385 THE OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES HORSE RACE MACHINE. $4,600
#3386 MILLS FIVE CENT FUTURITY. $2,300
#3387 FIVE CENT BUCKLEY BONES DICE CASH PAYOUT MACHINE. $13,800
#3388 JENNINGS TEN CENT STAR CHIEF LIGHT-UP SLOT MACHINE. $2,012
#3389 FIVE CENT INTERNATIONAL MUTOSCOPE. $1,298
#3390 CAST IRON MUTOSCOPE CLAM SHELL VIEWER. $5,310
#3391 SUN MANUFACTURING CO. TWO WHEEL BICYCLE TRADE STIMULATOR. $9,200
#3392 BALLY RELIANCE DICE MACHINE. $12,650
#3393 MUTOSCOPE VIEWER. $1,121
#3394 25 CENT LIGHT-UP JENNINGS SUN CHIEF SLOT MACHINE. $2,185
#3395 WOODEN ONE CENT PENNY DROP. $1,265.00
#3396 MILLS FIVE CENT DEWEY SLOT MACHINE. No Sale
#3397 PACE ONE CENT BANTAM SLOT MACHINE. $1,380
COCA Members meet in North Carolina for Regional Gathering
Members from North Carolina and Virginia met in Greensboro on Sunday May 20 for the Southeast COCA annual gathering. Host Darrell McCall welcomed the group to his home with plenty of refreshments and food.
A pool side picnic was followed by a tour of his residence. Everyone was amazed at his huge collection of restored jukeboxes and wall speakers. Darrell also collects vending machines, slots, pinballs and some cool old cars.
Darrell first started out collecting records. He has amassed thousands of them in all genres. All of his jukeboxes are functional, and filled with parts of his great music collection. It was great fun to listen to the memories.
Members spent the afternoon swapping stories and getting to know one and other better. North Carolina members Mike and Pat Gumula will be hosting the 2013 Southeast Regional COCA Gathering.
Thanks Darrell for hosting the 2012 gathering and sharing your lovely home and great collection.