Quoted from stashyboy:
Does anyone save those labels we find in the bottom of games? I do, and try to put them back in the right place after wiping off whatever dirt (pinball grime-carbon/grease/metal) I am able. I save whatever I can for the sake of originality. If anyone has original Gottlieb labels, from the 1970's (60's are different) and willing to pass them along, I will pay for postage. This question touches on two topics discussed here recently. Original vs. repro, and parts swap threads. Nothing to do with the game playing better, but I look at my projects as preservation of a classic piece of "Americana". Once they are gone, they are gone-labels too!
I absolutely do this.
When I start in on a game, one of the first things I do is gather up all the detritus from the bottom of the cabinet and save it away, including all the labels that fell off over the years and landed there. I also find them when stripping the score motor board, and taking apart the backbox. Those little labels like to find the oddest nooks to wedge into, including between the bottom cabinet board and the walls of the cabinet. Have to slide a blade in there to fish them out.
Then when the game is done, I go through and reattach them all. I also check the remaining ones that didn't fall off (yet), and make sure they're still on well enough. Often just a light tap on them will knock them off, so they get re-glued too.