Next Auction : Sunday 27th August : Vintage Amusements

Been a busy week working on the Elephant House itself and trying to keep up with the auction. Working on adding another dozen or so machines to the catalogue this evening. There's already 200 lots catalogued, with some great items on offer once again!
See here for catalogue progress.
Updates each day this week as more items arrive / photos are taken and added... so check back regularly.


As per last month, we are a little restricted for space at the moment due to the ongoing building restoration works, so are keeping a reasonably tight line on what we'll accept: Vintage Slot Machines, Vintage Fairground & Circus Items, and good Vintage Advertising / Automobilia items. If you have an exceptional collectable item that doesn't really fit into the above, please discuss!

Back Online!

Dunning-Kruger effect : when incompetent people are too incompetent to realise they are incompetent, e.g. British Telecom.

BT, or Bloody Terrible, have finally managed to re-connect our lines after yet another of their almighty cock-ups left us without any service since 29th July.

Needless to say we have rather a lot of catching up to do!

Results of Sunday 30th July : Vintage Amusements

A short but sweet auction with some really nice items on offer. As always, every item sold, with a couple of pieces making it into our all-time top 100. Full prices achieved now available on the Results page.

Results of Sunday June 11th : Vintage Amusements

A great auction yesterday! After our slight break since February, it was good to see our regular customers again, as well as welcoming some new faces. As usual virtually everything sold, with several items making it into our all-time top 100. Full prices achieved now available on the Results page.

Results of Sunday 26th February : Vintage Amusements

Full results are now available on the Results page - with a couple of the items entering our top 100 results.

Faster Faster Faster!

We've re-written the code that powers the Auction Catalogues and Auction Results pages such that they now load noticeably faster.

The pages have been well tested before going online, but if you do notice any problems (or crashes!) please let us know so we can check the code again.

British Treasure, American Gold

Last year Storage Hunter's Jesse McClure came to the Elephant House to try and buy some amazing stuff to send back to his shop in California for his new series British Treasure, American Gold.

The episode featuring us aired 26th October, and featured us for 10 minutes or so. The series got a great reception, and some episodes have already been repeated, so keep an eye out on Quest if you missed it first time around... good interesting series!

Results of Sunday 27th November : 25th Anniversary Vintage Amusements Auction

A pretty phenomenal auction all round: the most machines we've had at the Elephant House in one go, the most buyers registered, the most absentee bids (335!) and the highest turnover. A fitting way to mark 25 years in the business.

Full results are now available on the Results page - with 8 of the items entering our top 100 results, including the Bryan's Quadmatic which takes top position at £6,000.

Results of Sunday October 23rd : Vintage Amusements

Another brilliant day at the Elephant House, lots of new customers snapping up the wonderful selection of goodies on offer... We've sent out all the invoices to absentee bidders now, so if you made a bid then check your emails... if you were unsuccessful this time, please contact us with details to refund your deposit.

Full results are now available on the Results page

Results of Sunday 9th October : The Auction of Horrors VIII

Wow! - another great auction with vast majority of items finding new homes in the UK and overseas.

Full results are now available on the Results page