Puss in Boots Fortune Teller, $21,000, Morphy Auctions
Gavels ‘n’ Paddles
Recent Auctions from Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A Puss in Boots Fortune Teller arcade machine with 100 original fortune cards, made by Roover Brothers sometime between 1897 and 1904, sold for $21,000 at a sale of antique advertising and coin-op machines held June 1 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pennsylvania. Also, a circa 1910-1920 Phoenix Pure Paint curved porcelain corner sign with Native-American theme fetched $15,600; and an 8-piece Coca-Cola window display featuring Rip Van Winkle and the Jolly Elves went to a determined bidder for $7,800. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.