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Is a NOS Williams Defender backglass really worth $700?


By swampwiz

3 months ago



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    #1 3 months ago

    Evidently the seller for the Mr. Pinball thinks so:

    "Decided to sell my new old stock Williams Defender pinball backglass. 369 games made total so this is a rare item. $695.00 plus shipping. Really would prefer someone to pick up in person. I will have double box (2) to use if needed. Shipping to the lower 48 only."

    #2 3 months ago

    If I had a nice Defender that was missing a backglass and a Stern Star wars that was missing a topper. I'd be more prone to purchase the backglass than the topper, especially if I was unable to source a backglass elsewhere. It's worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. I've seen lesser items sell for more in this crazy hobby.

    #3 3 months ago

    I’m considering it. Any Condition Defender Pin brings big dollars today. A new NOS backglass would finish off a nice restore project. BGResto has them but they don’t have the chrome accents (just shiney gray). Most Defender backglasses have issues so finding a decent used one for this rare game is doubly hard.

    Mike V

    #4 3 months ago

    Its probably a tad high, but trying to find another NOS glass for such a rare game is going to be extremely tough.

    My star light was missing its glass when I got it, BG resto was an option but I was able to source a very good shape original from mayfair. Was it pricey? Sure, but when it comes to collector value, an original will be more sought after.

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