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by badpenny
Wed Apr 03, 2024 11:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Fremont Hotel Mills High Top
Replies: 17
Views: 1563

Re: Fremont Hotel Mills High Top

The references on the machine to the Fremont Hotel are nice, yet sadly don't prove any antecedents. The trim would fit any Hi-top. I see it's currently playing on 1np and shows a 6d denominator. The closest size American coin to a 6d would be a 5c. Not the value of play you'd expect a Las Vegas casi...
by badpenny
Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:32 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What did I buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: What did I buy?

Repro doors are common, but as aristomatic said bonnets may look similar, but can be miles adrift ... as well as costly.
by badpenny
Sun Mar 31, 2024 8:44 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Sega Mark 10
Replies: 21
Views: 1410

Re: Sega Mark 10

Is that vertical lever which locks or unlocks the mech depending on whether a coin has been deposited, slack and loose or held in place? It's possible it should be attached there.
I'd guess it was 6d. It was certainly pre decimal originally.

BP
by badpenny
Sun Mar 31, 2024 2:10 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Sega Mark 10
Replies: 21
Views: 1410

Re: Sega mark 10

You do post pictures at funny angles, don't you?
What is the other end attached to?
by badpenny
Sat Mar 30, 2024 12:17 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Bryans "peep show" for sale on ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Bryans "peep show" for sale on ebay

From the description: -
... This item is UNTESTED and I do not know if it still works as
intended.


Well old fruit to back up your valuation of nine hundred sovs, the very least I'd expect you to do is chuck a penny in it and find out.
by badpenny
Thu Mar 28, 2024 4:51 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: You be the Judge
Replies: 18
Views: 1163

Re: You be the Judge

He certainly has shown a different side to his gentle schoolboy like demeanour.
For those puzzling over this insight, paste "auctioneer in Etwall nr derby uk" into Gurgle and instead of Search click on NEWS.
by badpenny
Thu Mar 28, 2024 1:02 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Mills 25c Horsehead Bonus not paying correct
Replies: 3
Views: 1321

Re: Mills Novelty $.25 Machine Not Paying Correct. Rando BONUS Letters

PS .. You do realise (don't you?) that in the photos you've supplied that your mechanism isn't at rest. It has completed the reset but hasn't fired the play sequence yet.
Is it jammed or did you deliberately photograph it at that point?
by badpenny
Thu Mar 28, 2024 12:54 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Mills 25c Horsehead Bonus not paying correct
Replies: 3
Views: 1321

Re: Mills Novelty $.25 Machine Not Paying Correct. Rando BONUS Letters

Hi and welcome to the site. It looks as if you are in America? I have both The Horse Head and the Hi-top Bonus. Let ask first, are you familiar with the workings of a non Bonus slot machine? I ask because if you're having to learn how a standard slot works as well as the Bonus variant on top, certai...
by badpenny
Wed Mar 27, 2024 3:41 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: You be the Judge
Replies: 18
Views: 1163

Re: You be the Judge

Apart from the excessive commissions currently being charged through live auctions, a couple of other ploys I've noticed. Here in Lincoln one of our auction houses has started a listing fee per lot. What they don't tell you when you submit your items is that they no longer accept a collection as one...
by badpenny
Tue Mar 26, 2024 11:55 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: You be the Judge
Replies: 18
Views: 1163

Re: You be the Judge

It pays to always observe/protect lots that you've won at a live auction. There are some really nasty individuals about. On the other hand at the Coventry Auction we regularly finished up at the end having had our heads stuck in the paperwork, only to look up at the bitter end and see a room devoid ...