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by coppinpr
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Coventry Spring Auction 22nd March 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 2840

Re: Coventry Spring Auction 22nd March 2020

so how about if the 2 auctions were held jointly at Coventry as one big auction?? Auctioneer duties could be done in shifts and running costs shared. But who would act as referee between Steve and Jerry? :!?!: :lol: And then of course a large awning would need to be erected in the car park to catch...
by coppinpr
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: OK, let's talk RARE one arm bandits....
Replies: 31
Views: 3991

Re: OK, let's talk RARE one arm bandits....

I think the early basic Treasury had the front shown below. I guess the vendor front on the one above was standard for vendors and was the same lower casting used on some Rol-a-Tops, although the first Rol-a-Tors had the mints visible on the vendor, at least Thomas White Burns Watling stakes his rep...
by coppinpr
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Jamiesons update
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Jamiesons update

if anyone is interested in taking a look I have recently updated the Jamiesons section of the penny arcade web site ,including several new historic photos,animated gif's showing how some of the machines looked in action and a few new snippets of the companies history . https://www.penny-arcade.info/...
by coppinpr
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Mills Futurity - A cheating Mills Bandit?
Replies: 33
Views: 3784

Re: Mills Futurity - A cheating Mills Bandit?

If you really want to delve into the performance statistics you need to track down copies of "Loose Change" mag (January and April 1980 issues). They do come up on ebay and there is the digital archive available at a price. The two parts of this article provided for the first time a detailed analysi...
by coppinpr
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Tin Pan Alley pusher
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: Tin Pan Alley

Doesn't sound misspent to me. !!CHEERS!! !!CRASH!!
by coppinpr
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Tin Pan Alley pusher
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: Tin Pan Alley

I don't know of any videos of this or the well known "Cake walk" which, as Jerry says, most likely had the same action. Both machines have thin, coin-sized gaps running from front to back. These slots moved backwards and forwards (when one was to the front the one next to it was to the back, hence "...
by coppinpr
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Tin Pan Alley pusher
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: Tin Pan Alley

Yes '70s for sure as the artwork is clearly featuring the Black and White Minstrel show which was by far the most popular show on TV between 1958 and 1976 but wasn't known for its lavish costume until shown in colour from 1969. By 1976 it was starting to get a bad name for racism which might be the ...
by coppinpr
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Bally "High Boy" Console on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: Bally "High Boy" Console on Ebay

Yes,I guessed it was not original. Does give you a good idea of what it looked like in its day. That price not good though. When I see a machine looking like this it always occurs to me that they would still get played in a pub or club today, but then I'm biased. Tell me if you saw these three Jenni...
by coppinpr
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: 1959 twist on on the old general store punch board
Replies: 0
Views: 380

1959 twist on on the old general store punch board

I came across this trade stimulator punch card (un used) on ebay USA. An unusual twist on the old "punch board", IF you can understand how it worked. I've read it twice and I THINK I know how it operated, what do others think? !PUZZLED! :lol:
by coppinpr
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Bally "High Boy" Console on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Bally "High Boy" Console on Ebay

If you can afford to buy, then you already have the house big enough to house it. :o

$5,680.00
Nice though.