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by mclemore
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Pat Gresham
Replies: 5
Views: 1655

Re: Pat Gresham

I just learned hours ago that we have lost Patricia "Pat" Gresham -- a great woman and good friend. A funeral service is scheduled for tomorrow. Her official obituary: Patricia Gresham GRESHAM Patricia Anne (Pat) Of Westwood House, North Dalton and former proprietor of Penny Arcadia, the Ritz Cinema...
by mclemore
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Bob Klepner
Replies: 13
Views: 2982

Re: Bob Klepner

As mentioned above, Bob was 'one of the true gentlemen of our hobby'. He was always gracious, always helpful, always friendly, and always passionate about his interests. He clearly had a huge scholarly interest in the machines too. He was always happy to answer the phone when people called, and I wa...
by mclemore
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Discovery and Dispersal of the Holden Collection in Adelaide, Australia.
Replies: 23
Views: 6994

Re: Discovery and Dispersal of the Holden Collection in Adelaide, Australia.

An identical rare Avery scale ended up in the east coast of the United States and then was put on eBay maybe ten years ago? Since it was the only one I've ever seen I bid what I thought was a very strong number for it and I still lost the auction. It went to a European collector. The two mermaid cas...
by mclemore
Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Postcard vender & bank with dial counter
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Re: Postcard vender & bank with dial counter

This was a neat machine. When I saw it on eBay I figured it was something that would interest you. I've never seen anything else like it before. Thanks for posting pictures here too. I'm curious if any history comes out about it...
by mclemore
Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Barrett Test Your Twist
Replies: 42
Views: 7426

Re: test your strenght machine

Yes, early, rare (I know of 2 of them), and valuable. Part of a set. Probably the least attractive machine in the set, but the rarest.

I would be very interested in it if it was for sale...

http://www.pennyarcadia.co.uk
by mclemore
Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Ace.com - Best UK eBay Auctions.
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

Re: Ace.com - Best UK eBay Auctions.

Ya... I don't make it around too often. I'm not even on my own coin-op forums as much as I'd like (forums.arcade-museum.com). If I didn't run the site, I'd have more time to be social on it. I just decided to log on today since I made a few posts and was curious if anyone responded. Between work, ho...
by mclemore
Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Ace.com - Best UK eBay Auctions.
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

Ace.com - Best UK eBay Auctions.

Some of you know me, some don't. I run the International Arcade Museum and associated web sites. I'm also an avid collector of coin-op with many hundreds of machines. I have dozens of UK machines, mostly floor models, half of which came through our adoption of Penny Arcadia. We're always on the hunt...
by mclemore
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Charles Ahrens 'The Execution' Working Model on Ebay Bargain
Replies: 5
Views: 1754

Re: Charles Ahrens 'The Execution' Working Model on Ebay Bar

This is not the typical case for an Ahrens execution. It looks sort of chopped down...
by mclemore
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Very rare fortune teller that speaks
Replies: 6
Views: 1970

Re: Very rare fortune teller that speaks

Of the four known cat fortune tellers, 3 of them look like they have real stuffed cats in them. The fourth one has a wax cat on them. The cat doesn't look as real, but most women really get freaked out by the stuffed cat machines. That's why we went with the one with the wax cat for our Penny Arcadi...
by mclemore
Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical Memories Magazine
Topic: British Mutoscope
Replies: 8
Views: 6244

Re: British Mutoscope

There are a few of these early wooden Mutoscopes around. I have 3 of them in the www.pennyarcadia.co.uk collection that I found in England and Australia. Besides mine I've seen a couple more. I've also seen one reproduction that was a tad rough. Originals come in at least two slightly different styl...