Any antique collectors in the group?

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hubby
Any antique collectors in the group?

I picked this up at an estate sale last week. Anybody got an idea of what it's worth?

It is a "Mills Novelty Company" slot machine, i think a "Liberty Bell" model. On one of the reels, it has a copyright of 1910 .. It's made of cast-iron, wood and steel and weighs at least 100lbs. It's fully functional and has already stolen all of our quarters in the house.

Mills Novelty Company Slot Machine

   

   

hubby
Re: slot machine

 thanks SM..

Actually, baby-geek loves to play it.. I think we need to get him to a G.A. meeting!

Thanks for that link.  I'm gunna get one of the online reports from them.

 

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elleoelle
Re: Any antique collectors in the group?

That's awesome! I always wanted an antique slot machine!

I saw the subject of the thread and thought - well, yes, I am an accidental antique-er. My mom was into antique furniture so I inherited everything...  I even bought a bigger house for just lil ole me to hold everything and after 7 years - kinda sick of all the old stuff! Just don't have the heart to part with the old oak table I grew up eating dinners on though. 

And speaking of gambling, I'm going on a jaunt to Harrahs in San Diego on Friday! Mama needs new pair of Manolos, so wish me luck!

(and if I lose, can I come over and fake-play, thegeek and Hubby? LOL) 

 

hubby
Re: Slot machine

If you like that, you'll love our 1954 Jukebox!

and what's this about fake-play?  This thing eats REAL quarters!!

good luck Friday  Money mouth

 

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juliek
Re: Any antique collectors in the group?

that is an awesome piece!! i was really into antiques and auctions, back in the day! btw, if u sell it, does it come with the quarters?lol   well, depending on whether u sell to a collector or a dealer, will make a difference in the price you'll get for it. but i'd say the ballpark figure is about $2000.00. i hope that makes u happy      Money mouth  juliek

iamthedevil
Re: Any antique collectors in the group?

That's pretty cool. Keep us posted when you get a report. Looks clean and like-new. You didn't say, (Or I didn't notice) but I hope it also came with an antique key to get the quarters OUT.

You think about it, a quarter was a helluva lot of money in 1910. Was it ever retro-fitted or anything to accept higher denominations? That could effect overall value... not that I know anything about antiques, but a guess.

Have fun! 

fourtytwocents
Re: Any antique collectors in the group?

Hey ,

do you know of any good antique shops off of US 1?  I was told that there some great ones off the coast!!

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fourtytwocents
Re: Any antique collectors in the group?

I plan on heading down there one weekend before the summer is up!!

The Next Mt. Dora Antique Fest is in '08 but i'm patient...

 

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hubby
Re: Antique Mills Slot Machine

Got the appriasial today..

Turns out this is a Mills "Chrome Bell" or "Chrome Diamond" model, manufactured in 1941.. Estimated auction value: $1,650 Money mouth

 

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juliek
Re: Antique Mills Slot Machine

remember that they usually give you a low end appraisal, so it's probably worth a little more, esp. to a collector. good going, hubby!!

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