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by gameswat
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: F C Bolland decal 1930
Replies: 0
Views: 73

F C Bolland decal 1930

This is on an early 30's machine of mine, the Arcades book says he moved all his businesses to this address in May 1930.
by gameswat
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: ABT Target Skill restore
Replies: 16
Views: 1742

Re: ABT Target Skill restore

what do you mean by animated target gallery? I thought the targets just sat there on these ABT games? Up or down.... They use a clockwork motor that lifts only one ball into view at any given time using cams, so you have to constantly re-aim. The guns give ten shots and the clockwork when properly ...
by gameswat
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Auction today
Replies: 17
Views: 1021

Re: Auction today

I am intrigued if these were every copied, as the one I saw looked like it had been cast three years ago. I've certainly never seen any copies and really doubt anybody would bother as these are complex to re-make and by far the most common early shockers there are. My guess would be a survival of a...
by gameswat
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Bolland Little Problem identified
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: Recent discovery

daveslot wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:09 pm
I have seen another one of these and they attributed it Athens, but I am not sure if they were right
It's all Greek to me!?
by gameswat
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...
Replies: 161
Views: 47732

Re: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...

My guess is that the machine should have a faceplate like the Jockey Club, something like. Everyone’s favourite as they are all different sports and were famous in each of their own skills... Maybe someone swapped out at some point. I always figured the builder that day just closed their eyes and g...
by gameswat
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: More Money than Brains....
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: More Money than Brains....

For what it's worth I believe all the best stuff turns up at Morphy's, I'd disagree Watling, many of the best pieces change hands privately. Some special collections like this one occasionally do end up in auction, often deceased estates since the family ave little idea, but also a lot of dogs with...
by gameswat
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Auction today
Replies: 17
Views: 1021

Re: Auction today

Only regret was not buying the Kalloscop... Tree, I think you meant to say you regret not having a few more bids on the Kalloscop, because unless you know the high bidder and he told you this was his limit, then you'd have no way of knowing what the high point might've been. I hear this all the tim...
by gameswat
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: J.C. Vickery THE ROCKS stamp dispenser identified
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: J.C. Vickery THE ROCKS stamp dispenser identified

The machine won't be called "The Rocks" but the hotel or commercial establishment it was located in was. I've seen quite a few counter top post boxes that were labelled similarly with the name of the location.
by gameswat
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: More Money than Brains....
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: More Money than Brains....

Not sure why the current prices in particular have your goat in a flurry Roger, because there have always been high priced machines. A friend of mine who was a major player in jukeboxes from 1974 onwards (he said that was too late to get involved mind you) has a great photo on his workshop wall take...
by gameswat
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: More Money than Brains....
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: More Money than Brains....

Well since this is the last of Mel Getlans world class collection going to auction there is indeed a precedent set by his first auction in 2012, when over 300 pieces sold for a million dollars! Mel had one of the top 5 collections ever put together, known for rarity and fine condition, and most of t...