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gameswat
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Re: Australian Manufactured Coin Op Machines

Postby gameswat » Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:10 pm

Hey Andrew, yes we always look forward to photos of uncommon machines on this site, and especially saved from oblivion. As far as the expanse of Bob's former collection, where to start!? When I first met him in 1990 he tracked us down on his only visit to Perth. Even then his collection numbered approx 230 machines, and many of those being world class rarities. Plus all the other machines he'd once owned but later horse traded to better his collection. I know he has a master list with dates when they came in and then out of the collection. I'd guess the total he owned will likely number maybe 350-375 total? Very impressive for a high end hobbyist and not professional dealer or restorer. When you consider that he was 50 years of age when he first started collecting in 1980, he was certainly a late bloomer!

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john t peterson
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Re: Australian Manufactured Coin Op Machines

Postby john t peterson » Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:20 am

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
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