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Re: Barrel of Fun

Postby badpenny » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:43 pm

A worthy, Nay, desirable outcome!

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Re: Barrel of Fun

Postby cait001 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:34 pm

pennymachines wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:04 pm
At $392, I say he stole it! :cry:
British machines tend to be twice as valuable in the UK markets vs the North American markets, thanks to lack of nostalgia.

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Re: Barrel of Fun

Postby john t peterson » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:21 pm

I've thought long and hard as to why British games are so undervalued here in America. The lack of nostalgia or familiarity is one important factor, no doubt. We tend to pine for games of our youth and British coin-op was not a part of the American experience. I think there may be a more subtle factor in play too. Most of the entertainment produced here after turn of the century was mass produced. Slot machines are an excellent example. Once the prototype was perfected, mass quantities were produced and sold. The copies were identical, bright and shiny new. This resulted in a collector desire to have the same bright and shiny item again as an adult. Look at the slots up for collection in the US; the ones that bring the highest prices are the ones that look like old new stock.

This collecting paradigm is counter to the British model. Many of the British games were hand made if not hand assembled. They shared a common identity but not an identical production in many cases. As a result, uniqueness is part and parcel of the British collecting psyche. That is missing, for the most part, in the American collector and may explain their lack of appreciation for the utterly charming and unique British pieces that come to market here in the US. This is also called "opportunity" for the American collector who appreciates the charm and sophistication of your machines.

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Re: Barrel of Fun

Postby arrgee » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:30 am

Very erudite John and spot-on with your observations/views, could not agree more.

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Re: Barrel of Fun

Postby badpenny » Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:02 pm

You've put more thought and understanding into your summary John Son of Peter than most British citizens would invest in deciding which roast meat to have on a Sunday. I prefer beef with horseradish then Lamb with mint sauce. Chicken is bland.

One point you made above; which I feel is worthy of a thread on its own is ....
john t peterson wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:21 pm
the ones that look like old new stock.
I've often referred to "NOS", which is New Old Stock, but I've never heard of "old new stock".
What I find curious is that normally if you transpose adjectives in the same sentence you end up with the opposite meaning or at the very best confusion/nonsense ( I am fluent in gibberish). However in this case New Old Stock and Old New Stock are easily understood to mean the same. Unlike double negatives which cancel out each other, or when the meaning of a sentence battles against itself.
* Harry and I went to different schools together.
* One of his eyes was both the same.
* He was a very tall diminutive man.

I'm feeling tired now and will visit my special dark room thank you.

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Re: Barrel of Fun

Postby john t peterson » Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:00 pm

BP. Thank you for your erudite correction. I should not be posting after either 10 PM or two beers. I shall not admit which was the case here. You are correct, it is New Old Stock to which I was referring. I shall now retire to the fridge for my refreshments.

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Re: Barrel of Fun

Postby john t peterson » Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:42 am

I want to thank Cait001 for the original posting regarding the "Barrels of Fun." My Ebay hunting days are in my rearview mirror so without the sharp eye of Cait001, I would not be the current conservator of aforementioned game. When things slow down on the farm, I will post more information on the machine.

Thank you, Cait001.

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Re: Barrel of Fun

Postby cait001 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:51 pm

john t peterson wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:42 am
I want to thank Cait001 for the original posting regarding the "Barrels of Fun." My Ebay hunting days are in my rearview mirror so without the sharp eye of Cait001, I would not be the current conservator of aforementioned game. When things slow down on the farm, I will post more information on the machine.

Thank you, Cait001.

J Peterson
Over a barrel in America
You're quite welcome, and I'm delighted that it was someone here who bought it!
I love the rare and obscure machines, and I can't afford most of them, so I'm always happy to help be sure they get to people who appreciate them similarly.
Looking forward to your findings!


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