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Auction for antique "skittles" table or Toupie Hollandaise
« on: January 30, 2015, 04:43:44 PM »

An antique skittles table for live auction in 2 weeks (link):



The starting bid is only $350 and the estimated selling price (by the auction house) is $500 to $700. But to that you need to add 23% commission.
Shipping to Texas would probably add another $250, at least. And I don't really have space for it (and I do have a wife  ::) ) so I am out, although I would love to one day have one.
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Re: Auction for antique "skittles" table or Toupie Hollandaise
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2015, 09:28:19 PM »

I watched the auction out of curiosity and it ended up at $800 (+ commission + tax).



But looking at the history on the auctioneer service, another one much nicer sold for just $500 also in the US in 2011:





That was a steal!

Other names: Jeu du Roi, Toptafel, Table á Toupie, Devil amongst the Tinkers (Taylors) and Racketeer. Actually, in England "Skittles" is the name of other older games.
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Re: Auction for antique "skittles" table or Toupie Hollandaise
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2015, 11:28:56 PM »

not familiar with this, but looks awesome.

If we could get a basic layout, I'm down for building one :)

Kyle
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Re: Auction for antique "skittles" table or Toupie Hollandaise
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2015, 07:36:17 AM »

I played with one like this at Spintop Festival in France, awesome!

Maurizio
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Re: Auction for antique "skittles" table or Toupie Hollandaise
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2015, 08:14:27 PM »

Simple versions of this Skittles game have been discussed in another thread (link = http://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php/topic,2475.msg25317.html#msg25317 ) with a link to plans for one of the versions. 

These antique parlor game tables seem very elaborate and ornate.  Perhaps a blend between the all wood and the fancy versions could be nicely accomplished with 3D printing for the curved rails and obstacles.

A version being played from Jim’s visit to a great top collection (watch the whole video  :) but the table is at 2:08  )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM6pJ39-MtM

A different example also from Jim but apparently a reproduction from 2008.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XniwhFoH9Sk

same table but different view.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URC0Gx5Ynb0

There are several types of other parlor games that use tops that could be interesting projects.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVRRsCbgNqU

and Ludo’s Bombardos (link = http://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php/topic,3736.0.html)
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Re: Auction for antique "skittles" table or Toupie Hollandaise
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2015, 08:37:41 PM »

Ohh!  I've never seen that last one.  It looks like fun.

Thanks for finding these, johnm!!!
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Re: Auction for antique "skittles" table or Toupie Hollandaise
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2015, 09:29:48 PM »

Ohh!  I've never seen that last one.  It looks like fun.
Yes, the last one, "Laby Toupie", is new to me, also.

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A different example also from Jim but apparently a reproduction from 2008.
I believe only the top is new (designed by Jim) but the table looks original. But I wonder if the claim of the third video that it is the original table used in the waiting room of a brothel could be true.  :-\
Why don't they have the pins at the museum?
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Re: Auction for antique "skittles" table or Toupie Hollandaise
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2015, 01:02:03 AM »

well.. I've got a 3d printer, cnc lathe, and access to a full wood and metal shop.. if I drew up some plans and found some free time (that's the hard part) they don't look all that complicated.

Kyle
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Re: Auction for antique "skittles" table or Toupie Hollandaise
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2015, 12:02:32 PM »

Wow!  That would be exciting to have something like this around these parts.
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