Torrence collection : video
19h28 15  avril
1928 POPULAR GAMES INC. HOOT-MON GOLF
Hoot-Mon Golf was manufactured by Popular Games Inc. of Chicago, IL in 1928. As scarce as hens teeth, (less than ten known examples). Hoot-Mon Golf is the only known machine that Popular Games Inc. ever produced. It is widely believed that the Chester Pollard Amusement Co. bought them out along...
17h07 22  janvier
EARLY 1900íS FRENCH DANCER AND MECHANICAL MUSICAL AUTOMATON
The only known example (circa: Early 1900ís) of this exquisitely hand crafted mechanical marvel produced in Paris, France. An extraordinary original mechanical musical treasure with a beautiful French performing dancer automaton. Displayed in a floor model Victorian cabinet standing over six feet...
03h22 20  janvier
RESTORATION ARTIST JON TORRENCE TURNS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PALAZZO INTO AMAZING GATSBY STYLE ESTATE
There arenít many places left today that feel truly magical. Imagine, for a moment, that Jay Gatsby is throwing a party at the Hearst Castle, and you can just begin to get a sense of what itís like to walk into the grand ballroom at 19319 Calle Juanito. The sheer opulence of this single story, 5...
18h51 15  aoŻt
1940 Bally Torpedo
THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE IN EXISTENCE This is the most historically relevant, unparalleled and unique arcade antique in existence. Advanced collectors worldwide swear it does not exist. UNTIL NOW There are no photos of it on the internet, in a publication or in a collection. The only documentation...
20h12 26  octobre
1907 CAILLE BROS. CENTAUR UPRIGHT SLOT MACHINE
This upright slot machine is housed in fine cabinetry with stunning ornate cast iron features brushed in an antiqued finish, aside from the Play Nickels marquee which is a replacement. Two detailed columns stand tall on both sides of the machine which also features a front payout cup and visible...
19h51 26  octobre
1906 MILLS DOUBLE DEWEY TWO BITS SLOT MACHINE
This floor model upright machine consists of a 5 Dewey on one side and a 25 Two Bits on the other, both with their original six way coin heads and housed within a sleek oak cabinet with original claw foot legs with casters. Cabinet features an array of intricate cast iron elements with a...
17h18 20  octobre
1930 ATLAS INDICATOR WORKS BASEBALL
None of the early penny arcades were complete without at least a couple of baseball themed arcade pieces. These were devoted to our great American pastime..... This is the 1930 Atlas Indicator Works Baseball arcade machine, a 1 of 4 re-creation made by John Papa and is exactly the type of baseball...
18h02 10  octobre
ALL AMERICAN BASEBALL - AMUSEMENT MACHINE COMPANY
Simply known as The Holy Grail and regarded as the finest baseball arcade game ever produced. The All American Baseball arcade game was manufactured by the Amusement Machine Corp. Chicago, Illinois, circa 1929-1931. This example is beautifully restored with almost all of itís originality intact....
06h31 04  octobre
CAILLE BROTHERS ECLIPSE TRIPLET MUSICAL UPRIGHT SLOT MACHINE
I realize that the machines that I have shared with you lately for our upcoming auction on October 21 and 22 are almost incomprehensible. However, this is NO EXCEPTION This example is the Caille Brothers Eclipse Triplet Musical Upright Slot Machine. Circa 1900 - 1909. Hands down this is one of the...
04h52 28  septembre
1899 ROOVER BROTHERS CO. ELEPHANT WONDER FORTUNE TELLER
Every single original Roover Bros. fortune teller machines are EXTREMELY scarce and EXTREMELY valuable. However, this superb and original example is the 1899 Roover Bros. Elephant Wonder Fortune Teller. It is absolutely the rarest of them all. I found myself feeling uniquely privileged just to...
02h14 28  septembre
1905 CAILLE BROS. VENUS DOUBLE UPRIGHT SLOT MACHINE
The Caille Bros. slant front upright slot machine is considered the ultimate upright. However, this once in a lifetime offering is actually a double 5 and 25 cent Caille slant front upright Venus Only a very few of these exist today and it is really an unheard of opportunity to be able to add one...
22h04 14  septembre
1899 MILLS NOVELTY THE MANILA PISTOL GAME WITH STAND
1899 MILLS NOVELTY THE MANILA PISTOL GAME WITH STAND Without exception one of the most scarce of all gun trade stimulators and one of the rarest coin-operated machines, with only this beautiful example and one other in known existence. This outstanding pistol game was named after Admiral George...
15h21 24  juin
1906 ORIGINAL HARRY HOUDINI U.S. SIGN BOARD CO. LOBBY DISPLAY
Harry Houdini, (born in 1874 - died on Halloween day, 1926), the most renowned magician and escape artist in history and one of the twentieth centuryís most famous performers. His intense gripping theatrical presentations and heart-stopping outdoor spectacles attracted unprecedented record crowds...
21h06 22  juin
TORRENCE COLLECTION - GOLDEN AGE SUPERHERO COMICS
Happy to share a few of my Golden Age Comics. These are some of rarest original publications in existence. Huge collector importance and hardly ever witnessed in one location. Enjoy The Golden Age of Comic Books describes the era of American comic books from the late 1930ís to circa 1950. During...
00h02 15  juin
1904 CAILLE BROTHERS ECLIPSE BIG SIX DOUBLE UPRIGHT SLOT MACHINE
This is the extremely rare early version 5 cent and 25 cent Caille Eclipse Big Six Double Upright Slot Machine. It is highly desirable, collectible and a true backbone to any gambling or coin operated collection. Beautiful early example with the large center casting. Winged griffins and a reclining...