Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Denver, PA, United States
DoneSat, Sep 3, 2011 2:00 PM GMT
Morphy Auctions September 3, 2011 Auction
Bob Levy Coin-Op, Adv. & Toys - 10AM September 02 - September 03, 2011 Morphy’s to auction premier Bob Levy collection of antique, vintagecoin-op machines in Sept. 2-3 sale On Sept. 3, 2011, Morphy’s will be transformed into an arcade of color and sound as the central Pennsylvania company auctions the late Bob Levy’s revered personal collection of gambling and coin-op machines. The painstakingly amassed collection of 400 antique and vintage machines will be offered unpicked and in its entirety during the second session of Morphy’s Sept. 2-3 Coin Op, Antique Advertising and General Store sale. Bob Levy was a renowned expert on coin-ops who bought and sold only the rarest and best examples. For many years he based his antiques business “The Unique One” in a Pennsauken, N.J., showroom, but his clientele was a global one. He was a fountainhead of coin-op knowledge and such a presence in the hobby that collectors far and wide referred to him as simply “the slot machine guy.” In October of 2009, Levy joined the Morphy Auctions team to head a new department for antique gambling and coin-op machines. “When Bob passed away in February, we were honored to learn that, in his estate planning, Bob had entrusted us to auction his collection of prized machines, which he called his ‘keepers,’” said Morphy’s CEO Dan Morphy. Perhaps the most important piece in the collection is the Superior 5-Cent Horse Race slot machine described in the catalog as “the best of the best.” One of the most coveted machines in coin-op collecting, it has a confection-vending feature... ... View More...