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Re: My half penny play Payramid

Postby coppinpr » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:55 pm

There is one at the Coventry auction in 4 weeks. Why not bid on that? Good shipping to be vectored into your budget of course.

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Re: My half penny play Payramid

Postby yaksplat » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:19 pm

Just curious. What's one of these machines typically go for? I have no frame of reference.

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Re: My half penny play Payramid

Postby brianh » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:33 pm

Here's one example (if the pic shows up) that sold at Elephant House Auction in 2016 for £1500.
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Re: My half penny play Payramid

Postby tammy » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:49 pm

I was interested in brigham's comment about how he felt there were not many Payramids, in the arcades after 1930 or so, on halfpenny play. I was a child brought up in the 1950s and it was the opposite in the seaside arcades and the regular Hull Fair that I spent such a lot of my younger days in. A good example was at Withernsea an East Yorkshire coastal seaside place which had many many arcades unlike today. The arcades had a very high range of 1920s onwards fivewin type allwins and a good number of the half penny Payramids. Actually along all that coast I can't ever remember any of the Payramids that were not on the old halfpenny till into the middle sixties when I did see some. I played on the Payramids at times but, to be honest, have always found them rather boring!! Over the years I have always been surprised at how many penny ones are at auctions and very few half penny... Perhaps a lot got converted later in their life?? The diversity among esp one of the large arcades at Withernsea (that I think was called 'Teddies') of half penny machines among the penny machines was amazing. If you played say just 6 halfpennies, it would take you ages to either lose or you would come away with profit. Usually they were quite hard to lose on a lot of them.. However, if you won, it was often your halfpenny back and another ball as free play. They were very smooth to play and a half pull on the flicker handle resulted in a win into one of the win cups. The Tuck Shop range of sweet paying pinball machines were often on halfpenny play too, and if you were a winner, a roll of the Polo Mints or Fruits rolled down the glass to you. Polos at that time cost a penny halfpenny to buy, later they became 3d a packet!!

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Re: My half penny play Payramid

Postby yaksplat » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:19 pm

brianh wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:33 pm
Here's one example (if the pic shows up) that sold at Elephant House Auction in 2016 for £1500.
Yikes..... I may have to resort to building one as I originally planned.

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Re: My half penny play Payramid

Postby john t peterson » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:29 pm

Yaksplat,

I've sent you a PM about a possible acquisition.

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Re: My half penny play Payramid

Postby oxford allwin fan » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:17 pm

I must tell you I paid in excess of £1500... probably too much I now realise but it is quite a rare machine so OK over the long-term I hope!

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Re: My half penny play Payramid

Postby arrgee » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:02 am

If you are happy with your purchase then that is the main thing. Personally I do not think around £1500 was too much for that machine - enjoy it.

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Re: My half penny play Payramid

Postby JC » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:28 pm

Personally I do not think around £1500 was too much for that machine - enjoy it.
I agree with Argee - £1500 is the lower end of what one should expect to pay for a Payramid, and you could certainly pay much more. They're brilliant machines, which is why they command the prices that they do.

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Re: My half penny play Payramid

Postby oxford allwin fan » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:36 pm

I'm really pleased to be the custodian of my halfpenny mk1 type Payramid, and I must admit I paid a lot (+100s) more than £1,500; but I would love to compare it to others 'in the flesh' as it were. Is the collection at the Drayton Manor 'family park' worth a peep?

Oh - I hope to be able to attend the auction at Coventry next weekend - I'll be the old geezer...... :HaHa:
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