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Jennings "Golden Nugget"

Postby coppinpr » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:11 pm

Many times we have discussed the ins and outs of the authenticity of Mills "Golden Nugget" machines but I cant remember us ever mentioning the Jennings version. I've been making a large batch of award and top cards for a restorer in Sweden and amongst the list were those for a Jennings GN which made me research them a little as the cards needed building from scratch there being few good photos of the "originals".
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Does anyone know the history of these? Did they exist as original Golden nugget machines? I assume they did as "originals" sell for $4.500 at established auction houses in the US. I'm guessing that if they did then a company did the conversion from standard machines supplied to them from the factory. Or did they come from the factory converted? :!?!:
The Standard chief model does, in my view, not look good in GN guise, although a not so adorned Prospector model looks better, but not as good as the more common Frontier Hotel Prospector. Anyone have any info?
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Re: Jennings "Golden Nugget"

Postby andydotp » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:37 am

I really don't know TBH but suspect the middle cluster in your pic Cop are revamps. They just look far too new and shiny. I can spot a fake War Eagle from a mile away particularly by the award card, blanked JP and chunky handle being taller than the top of the case.
Not well enough informed about Jennings though.

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