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Morphy Auctions to host multi-million dollar Las Vegas sale

Morphy Auctions has announced details of its upcoming multi-million dollar Las Vegas Coin-Op and Advertising sale.

The two-day auction follows on from Morphy’s $3.4 million sale in January, and will offer approximately 1,500 lots from some of the finest private collections in North America.

"Our coin-op team went above and beyond to secure a major all-time collection of gambling and penny arcade machines," said Dan Morphy, President of Morphy Auctions.

"Collectors unquestionably will find some of the rarest machines ever offered at auction at this upcoming sale. It would be worth a trip from anywhere to Las Vegas to see these spectacular examples – and this live event – in person. Our January 2016 Las Vegas coin-op sale was certainly one of the most exciting in memory… but this one has all the makings for the record books as well!"

Amongst the most notable antique slot machines on offer are a 5-cent Caille Peerless Roulette Machine, in mint original condition, estimated at $175,000-$200,000; a 5-cent Caille Twin Centaur Upright Double Slot Machine priced at $90,000-$120,000; a completely original 5-cent Caille Tourist Cast Iron Slot Machine estimated at $20,000-$30,000; and a rare 5¢ Chas. Fey Big Six Payout Machine estimated at $35,000-$65,000.

Arcade machine highlights include a highly rare 1¢ Artillery Duel Two Player Mermaid Gun Game valued at $150,000-$250,000; one of only a handful of surviving 1¢ Mills ‘Dr. Vibrator’ Arcade Machines, estimated at $100,000-$150,000; and a highly rare Automatic Target Machine Co. Pistol Arcade Game, one of just three known examples made circa 1900, valued at $100,000-$200,000.

In addition, Morphy Auctions has teamed up with the Las Vegas based Pinball Hall of Fame to offer four collectible vintage pinball machines – Pennant Fever, Twilight Zone, Joker Poker, and Travel Time – to raise funds for a variety of charities including the Salvation Army.

The Morphy Auctions Las Vegas Coin-Op and Advertising sale takes place on May 14-15, with all lots currently available for preview at the company’s auction gallery.

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