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Bally 1955 Gayety 566 and Bally Beach Club Pinball Machines

By Irwin5

4 months ago



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    #1 4 months ago

    Trying to find out what a Bally 1955 Gayety 566 and a Bally Beach Club Pin Ball machine are worth that we found in my father-in-law's basement in Palmyra, Pennsylvania and would like to sell. Both are in good condition, as you can see in the attached photographs, despite needing a few light bulbs, and are operable. Of note, the Bally 1955 Gayety 566 has a cracked glass while the Bally Beach Club is missing the glass.

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    #2 4 months ago

    Gayety would be the easier one to sell but unfortunately, there is not much desire for “Bingo machines” these days. Technically, these are not pinball machines. Wild guess (if they work perfectly) would be $250 each and it might take quite a while to find a buyer. Location is actually more important than you think. If you are in an area not well populated, (Palmyra by Harrisburg?) you will have a harder time selling them. Not sure exactly where Palmyra, PA is located.

    #3 4 months ago

    Cincinnati Pinballs thank you for your quick response, advice and guidance.

    #4 3 months ago

    Nice examples of both machines. Gayety is indeed worth a bit more than Beach Club, in the condition.

    If fully working and with a new piece of playfield glass (bingos use a slightly shorter glass than a typical flipper game), in your state, as much as $850.

    Beach Club has a lot of great features for a static card game. Fully working and nicely cleaned up, in the condition shown, probably as much as $600-700ish.

    $250 for each would be non-working/unknown condition.

    These are definitely pinball machines. They have pins, balls, a spring-loaded plunger, playfields.... and on and on. They are just a different type of machine than most are used to seeing or working on. Finding a Gayety with a nice backglass is pretty difficult. That alone increases the value beyond $250 for me (if I were in the market), even if working condition can't be estimated. Fully working, by the way, would mean that the pockets and lines features work perfectly, the game pays in all positions, and game start, coin play, and extra balls are working, and all lamps function.

    For Beach Club, it would mean that the game pays in all positions, and the special features like corners, super lines, and select-a-spot work properly, and all lamps function.

    Good luck!

    #5 3 months ago

    Palmyra is close to Hershey, PA. These would be an easy pick-up for anyone attending Pinfest in Allentown next month.

    Glad you came on here to post about them. There are bingo collectors that want these machines. I hope they find a good home!

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