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I can answere questions on coin operated vending machines and arcade machines such as antique gumball and peanut venders, slot machines, juke boxes and pinball and arcade machines

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I have been collecting coin operated machines for over 20 years and maintain my own web page,


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I have a B.A. degree in history and political science and a Juris Doctorate degree

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2014-09-29 Seeburg Select-o-Matic 100:

As to value I suggest you go to eBay and see what similar machines are bringing.  There is a huge difference in value in restored and unrestored jukeboxes.  A fully restored jukebox will normally bring

2014-03-06 1952 Seebrug M100C Jukebox:

Carol  I would say your best source for valuation is eBay.  You should monitor it for a few weeks and also check completed auctions.  That said in working and unrestored juke boxes don't command anywhere

2013-02-05 1985 Carousel Gumball Machine Antique Brass Finish:

Hello Jesse    Thanks for the nice comments.  I am not an expert on Carousel machines since they are modern and were not made for commercial use but instead as home decorations.  That said I am sure they

2013-01-31 Vintage Columbus Gumball Gambling Machine:

Hello Sydney    Your machine is a Columbus RW and yes it was indeed a gambling machine.  Collectors like this machine.  Your machine seems to have some parts that may have come off another model machine

2011-11-26 pinball machine:

Hi Jeff    Collector would probably say the value on your machine is about $350 in good working condition but I think you should be able to a bit more for it if it is really nice.  I would recommend that


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