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by hottoddy
Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Metal fronted mystery cigarette skill game
Replies: 30
Views: 4788

Stacey's Auction

Topic moved & merged - Site Admin.

I noticed an interesting coin operated cigar dispenser skill game in Stacey's Auction this week. Did anyone else see this machine? Is it cast iron, sheet metal? What/Who manufactured it? !PUZZLED!
by hottoddy
Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Automatic Shooting Gallery
Replies: 17
Views: 2918

Re: Automatc Shooting Gallery

I believe it did have blue paint at one time. Low 4 figures (U.S. dollar) is what my item is valued in the trade. I'm guessing this would not be an even swap. !SMARTY! !!CHEERS!!
by hottoddy
Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Automatic Shooting Gallery
Replies: 17
Views: 2918

Automatic Shooting Gallery

I have been offered this counter-top shooting gallery game in trade. I have no idea about this little gem nor have I ever seen one. Can anyone help identify and possibly some comparable sales? I hope I'm not violating any rules by asking its value. Thanks for the support.
by hottoddy
Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Cresset Pickwick Machine
Replies: 6
Views: 1572

Re: Cresset Pickwick Machine

Hi Dave, Thanks for your info. I agree the wood balls are too light. I'll have to look for an alternative. There seems to be a lot of brass throughout, making me think it might have been pieced together. But again, I'm not too versed on these. It's a great looking piece and I didn't realize how heav...
by hottoddy
Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Cresset Pickwick Machine
Replies: 6
Views: 1572

Re: Cresset Pickwick Machine

Good Eye Mr. Penny. That's a 5cent Pace Mfg. Royal Comet Slot Machine.
by hottoddy
Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Cresset Pickwick Machine
Replies: 6
Views: 1572

Cresset Pickwick Machine

Hello Everyone,

I recently found this beautiful Cresset Pickwick machine but I'm not too familiar with them. It came with a few wooden balls but I don't know if they are correct for this game. Any information would be very helpful.
by hottoddy
Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:27 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Modern Enterprises? Play Boy
Replies: 7
Views: 2384

Modern Enterprises? Play Boy

Hello my fellow collectors, A friend of mine just unearthed this interesting coin operated working model in Petaluma California. It takes an English Penny and looks like it's in an old gutted crane/digger cabinet just like a lot of working models. There's a 78rpm record player and another unknown re...
by hottoddy
Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Machines at Aston's (Dudley) on 8th November
Replies: 52
Views: 7206

Re: Machines at Aston's (Dudley) on 8th November

I too was interested in this auction. I was up at 2am to watch from California. As an online bidder, I was grateful for the consideration the auction-house provided us. But on the other-hand, I can empathize with the floor bidders and their frustration. I've fantasized about going to a live auction ...
by hottoddy
Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Frank Nelson Automata
Replies: 1
Views: 1208

Frank Nelson Automata

Hello fellow collectors and coin-op enthusiasts. I’m a huge fan of anything coin operated but in reality I’m a fan of anything mechanical. In my coin-op search I have expand to the wonders of automata. I recently found this incredible hand crafted piece by Frank Nelson (British, 1930-2012). Its focu...
by hottoddy
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Haydon & Urry Tivoli
Replies: 14
Views: 2943

Re: Haydon & Urry THE TIVOLI

Thank you all for your infinite wisdom. That is why this is the best coin-op site on the web. I will try and post a clearer picture of the card. As for the other items found, they're not really worth mentioning.... :D A Caille La Commercial (Ben Hur look-a-like with astrology symbols and fancy casti...