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Great reporting BP. My biggest surprise was not the prices, which were about as I guessed, but the size of the Handan-Ni! I had sort of assumed it was counter-top size or 1930s Genco pinball, not a floor-standing arcade piece.
No substitute for actually going and looking. Well done BP and all reporters.
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badpenny wrote:I guess you can have as many balls inserted as you like.
Boasting again. :HaHa:
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Just stumbled upon this auction report in the Grimsby Telegraph from last year: £10k shock as vintage arcade machines are sold off.
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Well 5 years later and the buyer of the Big Six has stuck it on eBay after restoration.

It certainly looks different and I can see Henry Powell has made a good job. I am not so certain on the 30 grand asking price though :shock: :shock: :shock: ......hey ho, O what fun.....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1903-Watling ... 1438.l2649
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Handan-Ni Seven Arches (GB191328400) image courtesy of Sweetmeats:
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treefrog wrote: Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:24 pm Would be nice to know if it was a conversion to British penny. Looking at the coin entry this may be the case.
I was thinking the same thing TF. Anyone out there who knows?
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The coin head appears untouched and too small for a penny. And the way it was last operated it has only one payout on the glass that states 5 Shilling = 60 Pennies! It could not pay that many pennies and especially not into that little coin bowl. Most likely it's a Quarter machine that was operated in the UK on 1 Shilling coinage which meant negligible conversion.
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That makes sense. Thank you.
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