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by john t peterson
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Is it Classed as Trade Stimulator? Info Please!
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Is it Classed as Trade Stimulator? Info Please!

One sold in November 2004 from the Bernard Pansu Collection for $2,950 USD. It was attributed to "Nau, France 1911."
by john t peterson
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: Bananas for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 521

Re: Bananas for sale

Spot on, Coppinpr, unfortunately. We always thought we were exceptional. Turns out, we were delusional.

J Peterson
Hangover, USA. !!SUICIDAL!!
by john t peterson
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: Bananas for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 521

Bananas for sale

Now that the United States of America has officially fallen to the status of a Banana Republic, I am announcing my switch of allegiance from British coin-operated machines to lies, falsehoods, cheats, sedition and bananas. I may even travel to Washington, D.C. and grab a few goodies from the Capital...
by john t peterson
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: Do you feel less oppressed by the EU this morning?
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: Do you feel less oppressed by the EU this morning?

Woke up this morning to find I'm out of coffee filters for the maker....no coffee. I'm blaming Brexit.

J Peterson
Grumpy American
by john t peterson
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings, I'm From Arcade Dreams!
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Re: Greetings, I'm From Arcade Dreams!

Welcome, Ethan Johnson As a resident of Chicago, you are ground zero for the early coin-operated trade, gambling in particular. The members of PennyMachines endorse and encourage your intentions to showcase the mechanical wonders of bygone years. Gambling machines are as quintessential to our Yankee...
by john t peterson
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Sitas Allwin - Drop shelf
Replies: 16
Views: 3147

Re: Sitas Allwin - Drop shelf

Handan-Ni Ltd. London, 1919. "Bomb Dropper." There is speculation that this particular machine was made by a man who worked for Handan-Ni but not under the Handan-Ni badge.

J Peterson
Finally free again in 24 days, USA
by john t peterson
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Xmas 2020 a year to be forgotten
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Xmas 2020 a year to be forgotten

To quote the Queen: "Annus horribilis!" '!' Better days ahead, Mates.

J Peterson. !!COOEE!!
USA
by john t peterson
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Australian Manufactured Coin Op Machines
Replies: 71
Views: 33328

Re: Australian Manufactured Coin Op Machines

May I also add that like Gameswat, Bob was a master restorer and a genuine friend to all fellow collectors. He will be missed for a very long time.

J Peterson
Fortunate Friend, USA
by john t peterson
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Victorian wall hanging circus astrology game machine
Replies: 12
Views: 6572

Re: Victorian wall hanging circus astrology game machine

Excellent example of the old sales technique: If it doesn't sell, boost the price and embellish the description.

Or as the saying attributed to P. T. Barnum goes, "There is a sucker born every minute."

J Peterson
Sucker free this time in the USA
by john t peterson
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: The Lucky 12 flickball
Replies: 8
Views: 1599

Re: The Lucky 12 flickball

You are correct, Arrgee. About 15 years ago, I had a run of 100 of these control/release arms reproduced. I sent some to Jerry at the time.

J Peterson
Barely in control, USA