Coin operated fortune teller on ebay

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Re: Coin operated fortune teller on ebay

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I'm the seller of the fortune teller. And as moon river clearly knows more about the machine then me. Have you seen the machine in person or have you seen the auction catalogue or have a copy to be able to compare the two? With your comments with nothing to back up that I'm trying to pass as the same in the catalogue. Show me some evidence apart from an opinion that this is a different machine... from at best your memory. As far as I know 3 post card vendor fortune teller machines were made all 3 with different themes.

The case is clearly is a Bryans post card vendor from 1940s. The mechanism may not be all that old. The head hands and decor... who knows, I guess that's a matter of opinion to judge yourself.

As for the price tag. 6000 maybe it is too much. Maybe it's not. Depends how much you want it and how desperate I may or may not be to sell it. I have had offers on the machine. I'm sure many people on here have followed the many machines I have sold over the last 24 months and priced to sell and sold.
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Re: Coin operated fortune teller on ebay

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I chose my words carefully. I have seen the machine before, and the old auction catalogue.
I originally started this thread about the fake Meurice fortune teller which eventually sold on eBay for around £300.
My comments were made in relation to your fortune teller's previous appearance on Ebay which I assumed was a different seller?
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Re: Coin operated fortune teller on ebay

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The 'other' Bryan's postcard vendor/fortune teller is now offered on eBay.
I've only seen the outside of this one, but it's very impressive, as long as you accept it for what it is.
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For the life of me I can't understand why the cheaper one of the two hasn't been repaired and offered for sale working, it's not exactly hard to do ( or have done).
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Re: Coin operated fortune teller on ebay

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Anyone got a picture? Can't seem to find the one on ebay. 🙄🤔
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!!><!! firewood
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jimmycowman wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:17 am Anyone got a picture? Can't seem to find the one on ebay.
This is the cheaper one... www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Old-fortune-teller-p ... 3750606903
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Re: Coin operated fortune teller on ebay

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watlingman wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:50 am !!><!! firewood
Certainly not 'firewood'. These have their own place in the history of our coin op hobby, even if from base cabinets converted by Cliff Mills for operating pieces. Showmen and arcade operators were always innovative and Fortune Tellers have always been great money takers single site or arcade.
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jimmycowman wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:17 am Anyone got a picture? Can't seem to find the one on ebay. 🙄🤔
The other one
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Re: Coin operated fortune teller on ebay

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Does an original Postcard Vendor exist?
If not, one of these could form the basis of...
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