No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
This lot is subject to Collection and Storage Charges.
Nic Costa (1988), Automatic Pleasures, The History of the Coin Machine, p. 194.
Although the pedestal base is unusual for a mutoscope, Nic Costa illustrates a similar style of base in an 1898 advert for The British Mutoscope & Bioscope Company retailed by The Coin Operating Comapny of Birmingham:
This machine is the latest pattern throughout. It is designed for use in Hotels, Billiard Rooms, Arcades, Exhibitions, Stores, &c; also very suitable for Piers and Promenades, being specially constructed to stand out of doors.
Finished in Ornamental Colours to suit Customer's requirements. As a money Earner, this machine is one of the best on the market.