Sale 10970
Christie's Buy Or Bid

This 1963 Star-Jet Pinball machine is an iconic piece of entertainment as well as an interior design statement. I remember as a 15-year-old boy crowding round the arcades with such excitement at what was a relatively modern piece of gaming equipment back then. These days their classic retro form has become an icon of the 1960s atomic age. What gives these pieces such charm is the closeness between the player and the raw mechanics of the machine – the sounds, the vibrations, the lights, the colours, the jolts – it’s that whole physical experience that makes them unbeatable.’ — Mark Wilkinson, Head of Interiors

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VAT: All lots shall be sold as part of the Margin Scheme unless stated with the Dagger symbol (†) or the words “Dagger Lot”, the Omega symbol (Ω) or the words “Omega Lot”, the Star symbol (*) or the words “Starred Lot” or with the Theta symbol (θ) or the words "Zero-rated Lot." Margin Scheme lots have VAT applicable to the buyer’s premium at the VAT rate of 20%. For lots marked with the Dagger symbol (†) or with the words “Dagger Lot”, VAT is payable at 20% on the final bid price and 20% on the buyer’s premium. Lots marked with the Omega symbol (Ω) or with the words “Omega Lot” are on Temporary Admission to the EU and VAT is payable at 20% on the final bid price and 20% on the buyer’s premium. Lots marked with the Star symbol (*) or with the words “Starred Lot” are on Temporary Admission to the EU and VAT is payable at 5% on the final bid price and 20% on the buyer’s premium. Lots marked with the Theta symbol (θ) or with the words "Zero-rated Lot" will not have VAT charged. You are responsible for any VAT (including any Import VAT) payable as a result of the sale of the lot. VAT charges and refunds depend on the particular circumstances of the buyer. In all circumstances EU and UK law takes precedence. For the purposes of this online-only auction, the VAT amount in the buyer’s premium for EU private buyers cannot be refunded. For buyers outside the EU, VAT may be refunded if certain conditions are met including showing proof of a ‘controlled’ export outside the EU within 30 days of shipment (for lots marked with the Star symbol (*) or the words “Starred Lot”, or with the Omega symbol (Ω) or the words “Omega Lot”, on Temporary Admission) and for all other lots proof of export within 3 months of shipping. For buyers outside the EU where items are shipped outside the EU through Christie’s Art Transport, you will not be required to pay the VAT at settlement. Please contact Christie’s Client Services on +44 (0) 207 839 9060 or by email at for further information.

Payment Information

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Conditions of Sale
This lot is offered by Christie Manson & Woods Ltd