Candy scale, cigar vendor earn top bids at Victorian Casino sale
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One of the highlights of the auction was an ornate, cast-iron Dayton candy store scale by the Computing Scale Co., of which only six are known to exist. These rare scales from the early 1900s were awarded as trophies to corporate officers and top salesmen, and this model in excellent original condition sold for $15,600 in the fall auction.
The heavyweight of the auction was a 10-cent M.L. Dohan countertop cigar vending machine from Richmond, Quebec. This ornate coin-op with copper detail and beveled glass from the early 1900s rated a top bid of $23,400, demonstrating the continued popularity of cigar collectibles from this era.
Other notable lots from the three-day event included a 5-cent Mills novelty “The Operators Bell” slot machine circa 1910, which sold for $9,200; a wood-mounted automatic fire alarm from the Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph Co., with beveled glass door and brass bell, rating $3,000; and a 1-cent Browning handgun shooting arcade machine in early wooden cabinet, which garnered a high bid of $16,200.
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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE