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History, Appreciation and Identification

Wenn Der Groschen Fällt... (When the Penny Drops) edited by C Kemp & U Gierlinger.

This well illustrated, quality tome, is out of print and hard to find. Published by the Deutsches Museum, it documents the history of all varieties of coin-operated machines. German text. Hardback, 383 pages. colour & b/w. Our Price: £95

1988, Deutschen Museum, München, ISBN 3-924183-11-2.

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100 Ans de Machines a Sous by Jean Lemaitre.

Large, expensively produced quality book that does full-colour justice to a superb array of predominantly French machines (many truly exquisite) plus a few English, German and American games, pinballs and jukeboxes. One of the finest publications about vintage slot machines, by the leading French slot machine expert. A real eye-opener to anyone interested in wall machines. French text. Hardback, 175 pages, colour. Small print run in 1997 - now hard to find. Our Price: £40

1997, Éditions Alternatives, Paris, ISBN 2-86227-133-0.

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Trade Promotional and Advertising


Ernst Holzweissig Nachf

Facsimile of splendid 1898 export catalogue from Leipzig, Germany of coin-operated fortune teller, shooter, grip test, dice shaker, photo booth, X-Ray machine, Kaleidoscope, guessing scales, guessing bank, diverse vendors, living pictures, singing birds, stereoscopes, automata, polyphons, orchestrions, automatic pianos and musical chairs, boxes, toys, clocks tankards, photo albums; plus numerous other extravagant instruments, great and small. Over 1000 illustrations (with strangled English text). Softback, 440 pages, b/w. Our Price: £30

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Reiner Pelzer and Co.

Facsimile German Slot Machine Distributors Catalogue 1900. Over 140 illustrations of amazingly elaborate and ornate coin-operated automata, fortune tellers, phonographs, polyphons, orchestrions, stereoscopes, mutoscopes, scales, vendors, skill games and a fearful X-Ray machine! Softback, 156 pages, b/w. Our Price: £28

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Waren Automaten

Eisenwerke Gaggenau Aktiengesellschaft. Facsimile of German vending and weighing machine distributor. Beautiful elaborate designs, circa 1900. Softback, 59 pages. b/w.

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Auctions & Sales


Münzautomaten Auktion 1991

Catalogue of major German sale of 19/10/91 (Eppard & Waue). Most of these machines came out of East Berlin, post-unification. Excellent source of reference. 132 lots all illustrated with top quality colour prints. Mainly European machines, with many interesting German wall machines, chocolate vendors, together with French, British and American pieces. Softback, 52 pages, all colour.

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Münzautomaten Auktion 1992

Catalogue of major German sale of 31/10/92 (Eppard & Waue). Most of these machines came out of East Berlin, post-unification. Excellent source of reference. 155 lots all illustrated with top quality colour prints. Mainly European machines, with many interesting German wall machines, chocolate vendors, together with French, British and American pieces. Softback, 52 pages, all colour.

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Bernard Pansu Collection

Sold at Gallerie De Chartres, Chartres, Paris on 28/11/04, 300 lots, mostly beautiful French wall and floor-standing machines, plus a number of British, German and American pieces. The high quality photos make this an invaluable reference source. Softback, 62 pages, all colour.

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Magazines


Retro-Matic

French magazine covering all coin-operated antiques. (No longer published).

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