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By Pecos

4 years ago

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#374 3 years ago

Here is one of mine.
Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Teacher's Pet
Month/Year: December 1965
Production: 1600
Cost: $350

Location: Edgerton, Wi
janesville.craigslist.org link

#377 3 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

Looks to be in pretty decent shape! GLWS, AlexF!

Thanks, it's a very fun game.

1 month later
#881 3 years ago

I've got some of those horrible Wico contact paper, pop bumper rings if you want some fresh ones.

#883 3 years ago
Quoted from brandsilence:

So hideous. Are yours wood-grained too?

Ha, yes! I acquired them in an old operator stash. I should throw them away but I smile everytime I see them. On the upside as ugly as they are they do offer protection. And the ones I've discover on games seemed to pull up easy enough.

Congrats on the game by the way.

1 month later
#1354 3 years ago

They use Williams components. You'd be right at home working on one.

1 month later
#1768 3 years ago
Quoted from hoov:

AlexF is a Pinsider here selling this game - good seller!

Thanks Hoov, sale pending to another Pinsider.

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#1834 3 years ago

Darling doesn't have a reputation as a great player. But then I have learned the ones with bad reps are rarely as bad as you're led to believe. The same thing seems to apply to the ones with good reps. I'm guessing it may be fairly fun in competition to steal you're opponents captive balls.

#1836 3 years ago

This one looks slightly more interesting and cheaper.

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: King Rock / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: May 1972
Production: 4,000
Cost: $250
Location: Chicago, Il
Link/Contact: chicago.craigslist.org link

#1841 3 years ago

Dang, that looks like a solid deal.

1 week later
#1914 3 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Don't know what Williams machine this is....but it's free! (McLoud) OKC, OK
oklahomacity.craigslist.org link
OP: Old pinball machine. Has been shed kept. Free to anyone who can come pick up.

Teachers Pet. Great game. Someone might just want it for the front legs. They are 25" and hard to find.

1 month later
#2433 3 years ago

Another Bingo project from a fellow Pinsider (NoQuarters). He said he could do a bit better for Pinside members. I have dealt with him and he is a good guy.

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Coney Island Bingo
Month/Year: August 1951
Production: ?
Cost: $250
Location: Grafton, WI
Link/Contact: milwaukee.craigslist.org link

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#2539 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Pretty Baby / EM 2 Player
Month/Year: January 1965
Production: 1,300
Cost: $250
Location: Lombard (Chicago), IL
Link/Contact: chicago.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "Great condition 1960's Pretty Baby pinball machine for sale. Family owned for many years, no broken pieces, glass is in good condition, all original on the inside too. Stopped working many many years ago and hasn't been played since."

There is one ad with it priced at $250 and one with it priced at $350. Also on Ebay for $400.
chicago.craigslist.org link
chicago.craigslist.org link
ebay.com link » 1960s Vintage Pretty Baby Pinball Machine Em Electromechanical Williams

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#2705 3 years ago
Quoted from hoov:

What are the other two games on either side of Rack a Ball? (see 2nd pic on right down below). One looks like a 60's GTB and the other looks like a Bally.

Cover Girl and Surfers.

#2751 3 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

Also, here's a flipperless gem for everyone to contemplate:
Manufacturer: Pioneer
Game/Type: Big Top / EM Flipperless
Year: July, 1945
Production: ???
SPECIALTY: Conversion of these games:
-Keeney's 1941 'Twin Six'
-Keeney's 'Clover'
-Keeney's 1941 'Sky Ray'
Cost: Starting Bid: $75 (BIN $450)
Location: Ofallon, MO
Link/Contact:ebay.com link » 1946 Big Top Circus Pinball Machine

It's also flapperless. Of course it would be, being from the 40s.


#2752 3 years ago

Here's a low risk investment.

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Hi-Lo Ace / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: October 1973
Production: 2,500
Cost: $75
Location: Elk Grove Village, Il
Contact/Link: chicago.craigslist.org link

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#2886 3 years ago

This one is mine. I was hoping to finish it and possibly keep it but have another project in the works.

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Dancing Dolls / EM single player
Month/Year: May 1960
Production: 1,150
Cost: $700
Location: Edgerton, Wi
Contact/Link: janesville.craigslist.org link

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#3084 3 years ago
Quoted from bkbirge:

Maybe my dream of a vintage Falstaff Beer or Medieval Woodcut pin can happen.

You're in luck.

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#3088 3 years ago
Quoted from bkbirge:

Holy cow that's cool! Thanks for sharing, I have a new wishlist item.

Yeah, the Roy Parker rendering is pretty similar to the Falstaff Beer version. Cool stuff.

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#3702 2 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

~~~MIDDLE POP ALERT~~~ *whew* finally got to say that myself!
Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Spanish Eyes / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: March 1972
Production: 3,905
Cost: $350
Location: Edgerton, WI
Contact/Link: janesville.craigslist.org link

Geez that looks familiar? I have had this for about a month and haven't had the ambition to do much to it. I must be getting old, the idea of having the space back excites me more than cleaning it up and playing it. I'll probably work on it a bit here and there until it leaves. The price will probably get more firm as I go.

1 month later
#4164 2 years ago

Coincidentally I asked today if it had a back door. It doesn't. I have a nicer coin door if you end up buying it.

#4208 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Yukon / EM 1 Player
Features: AAB
Month/Year: August 1971
Production: 730 (!)
Cost: $300
Location: Endicott (Bingingham), NY
Contact/Link: binghamton.craigslist.org link
Condition: "Project machine -
Turns on and works however once ball is played it will not eject second ball. Score doesn't reset. Needs some bumper rubbers and lights are out. Start button is missing.
Back glass is good and play field is fair."

Yukon Special. It seems like someone on Pinside was looking for one of these.

#4218 2 years ago
Quoted from Matesamo:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Gold Strike / EM Single Player
Month/Year: 1975
Cost: $150 (Price Reduced)
Location: New Hamphire
Contact/Link: nh.craigslist.org link
Condition: Found in storage container. Need cleaning.

Dang, price reduced? It wouldn't sell at $175?

5 months later
#5219 2 years ago

I just picked up a Daffie. I am finding it surprisingly addictive.

4 weeks later
#5399 2 years ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

A pin based on mini-bikes? Who knew! I'd buy it in a heart beat, why does it have to be so far away??!!

It's been said by some that it isn't a great player. My grandpa made Fox minibikes in the 60s so I kind of have a fondness for it. If the right deal came along...

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#5473 2 years ago

I've had a Hearts and Spades for about a month. It's a nice game. Simple but fun.

4 weeks later
#5756 2 years ago

If it were local I'd buy it. Coincidentally I happen to have a mediocre backglass I could throw in it. I've had Hot Line twice. It is a fun game.

1 month later
#5997 2 years ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Pity we just seem to not like games with drop targets.

I usually find them to be REALLY fun for a short time.

#6014 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: 4 Star / EM Woodrail 1 Player
Month/Year: July 1958
Production: Unknown
Cost: $300
Location: Trivoli (Peoria), IL
Contact/Link: peoria.craigslist.org link
Condition: Wondering if that pink paint on the inside of the cabinet is original. OP: "Selling a non-working Williams 4 Star pinball machine - needs shopped/restored."

Yep, Williams painted the inside of their cabs in that era. This is fellow pinsider Hoov's pin. Nice price from a good guy. Glad it's far away, I don't need any projects right now.

2 weeks later
#6274 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Teacher's Pet / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: December 1965
Production: 1,600
Cost: $300 or $450
Location: Little Rock, AR
Contact/Link: littlerock.craigslist.org link
Condition: Unknown

I love Teacher's Pet but holy smokes Dragonette for under $500 is a steal.

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#6524 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Dancing Lady /EM
Year: November 1966
Production: 2,675
Cost: $200
Seller: Ray Davis
Location: Clinton, NC
Link/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/103440263029092/search?query=pinball

Ooh, mine needs a play field upgrade. Wish they would have showed a pic. I'd happily pay $200 for a presentable play field. Probably toast like the rest of it and distance makes it too much hassle anyway.

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#7169 1 year ago
Quoted from Cheddar:

Argh I'm trying to get a hot line out here on the west coast but the seller is hard to get a hold of. Wish this was closer

Very fun game.

#7171 1 year ago
Quoted from Matesamo:

Wish he had posted a photo of the playfield.

Yeah, it's so dark I had to look to make sure there was even one in there. At $350 though it would be worth checking out. Easy to get that much fun out of it in a couple months.

#7199 1 year ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Don't buy it, Pecos! Not because of the apron, but because PPPP deserves better.
I don't think Ted Zale fully understood the middle-pop thing. Safari didn't build upon Norm Clark's momentum... no space for "rebound air", no flipper drains, and the pop doesn't even fire. Blech!
Not sure what he was thinking. Obviously it didn't work since no others followed with this format.
It's an OK playing game if you've never played a middle-pop machine. Otherwise it's a bit would'a could'a been...

I've never played one but I sure like the art.

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#7276 1 year ago

Congratulations Pecos! It's fun to see a nice guy fix up a great game. Nice to be a small part of it. Pinball friends are the best. Very thoughtful of Ryan to put this together.

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#7615 1 year ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Williams Granada looks nice for $250...
newyork.craigslist.org link
(though, for me, a far cry from Norm's delightful middle-pop design)

True, but how many 2" DC flipper games can you think of. I bet it's fun.

#7645 1 year ago
Quoted from northvibe:

Ohhh good price for a fixer upper! Mmm have to see if I know anyone close....

That's mine. I have a guy coming this morning to buy that one or this one.
janesville.craigslist.org link

Edit: The nicer one just left. The $225 game is still available. Be aware the the play field looks promising in the pic but the paint is lifted and much of it will come loose when cleaning. It does power up and try to start.

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#7780 1 year ago
Quoted from FrankJ:

Spanish Eyes $375
milwaukee.craigslist.org link

Looks good Frank. Nice bang for the buck game.

3 months later
#8367 1 year ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Flip Flop / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: November 1974
Production: 5,350
Cost: $575
Location: Edgerton, WI
Contact/Link: janesville.craigslist.org link
Condition: "Complete and working game. I started to shop this one out but need the space. It plays fine but still could use some fine tuning. Very nice backglass (maybe perfect), fair play field with some touch ups, cabinet is pretty good aside from the black repaint around the head trim. Has back door, correct lockdown bar, keys and photo copied manual. Has coin mechs intact."

That's mine. Sold pending pickup.

#8369 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

That is a nice looking Flip Flop. FF is a fun playing pin.

It is really fun. My second Flip Flop this year. The first one I got from a pinball buddy and he decided he wanted it back. So I found this one. Now I need the room. I put Flip Flop and Bow and Arrow up for sale to let the market decide which one leaves. Flip Flop it is...

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#8542 1 year ago
Quoted from RonSS:

Now if people were chopping up working machines to make stuff out of, well that borders destruction.

The issue is most complete non-working Ems don't take a ton of work to get working. And why do the coffee tables always list for more than the actual games. Killing a complete machine doesn't add any value in my book. I think it's like bluespin said. These are made by non-pin people to impress other non-pin people. I'm sure they see it as upcycling where a pin enthusiast sees it as downcycling. Well I guess even some pin guys don't really see an issue with it. A lot of modern collectors see the old stuff as pointless junk so why not in their mind.

You know to be honest the first time I saw one of these I thought hey that is clever. I'm at a point now where I've probably seen it done 50 times and it just makes me shake my head.

#8545 1 year ago

To me it's justifiable if the donor is incomplete and the coffee table is reversible. If you have a lower cab missing a head or motor board. Go for it, but make it so if someone can use those parts to make another live and there aren't a bunch of holes drilled in it for Christmas tree lights.

Nobody is going to want a rat shit covered coffee table either.

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#9147 1 year ago

Ha, I saw this the other day and was wondering if a group of vintage tractor restorers are losing their mind. The tractor desk may be the equivalent of the pinball coffee table.
janesville.craigslist.org link

#9217 1 year ago

I'd love that Snow Derby. Too far sigh...

#9233 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: 3 Jokers /EM 1 player (AAB version of Straight Flush)
Year: November 1970
Production: N/A
Cost: $250
Location: DeForest (Madison), WI
Link/Contact: madison.craigslist.org link
OP: 3 Jokers Pinball Machine in working order. Located in DeForest. Pick-up only and must bring help as it is heavy!

Sounds like this one may be spoken for.

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#9941 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: ????
Game/Type: ???? / Pitch and Bat
Cost: $600
Location: Charleston, IN
Contact/Link: louisville.craigslist.org link
OP: This game does play with some minor issues. (CALL) for more details
Me: I emailed the seller asking for a picture that shows the title of the game. I'll update this posting when I have that info.

Chicago Coin TV-Baseball

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#10992 11 months ago
Quoted from tbaum:

Seems like a cool pin, and I'll be in Milwaukee in 2 weeks - might reach out, thanks!
(would be my first pin, if I don't get the other one I'm angling for first).
Seems a bit high for an EM - but I guess that's a premium for its rarity?

It was on Craigslist for quite awhile earlier this year. It's a neat game and for the right price I might have considered it. The downside is it isn't working, which isn't a big deal, but it's priced liked it is. And it's been repainted in a non-original design. Still a cool pickup if you can negotiate it down.

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#11692 8 months ago

I'm an EM guy. Just curious what a board set cost for something like this?

#11694 8 months ago

Not sure if it needs anything else and I understand it wouldn't be most people's first choice. With that said there isn't much in my area for $685 these days. Not sure what thread it was but people were recently talking about how dry the Chicago area has become for affordable pins.

If it's a fairly fun pin and you enjoy the work I don't see why not?

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#11769 7 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Ten Spot / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: June 1961
Production: 900 (!)
Cost: ????
Location: Naperville, IL
Link/Contact: https://www.estatesales.net/IL/Naperville/60540/2138202
DATES: FRI 03/01 - SUN 03/03
Me: Look at the custom flipper mod - electrical tape. Truly increases the pin's value

This one is also listed on Craigslist for $1000.
chicago.craigslist.org link

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#11823 7 months ago

I got a Majorettes locally a couple Summers ago at an Estate sale. No idea on the condition or price of the game beforehand. I only noticed it in the corner of one photo of their Craigslist ad.

In my imagination every wedge head collector within 100 miles was probably after it. I got there a bit early and tried to see if I could go in. They told me I had to wait until the advertised time. So I hung out and my anxiety rose as I see a bunch of trucks pull up. In my mind I was sure they were all a bunch of pinheads there for the same thing. As the time got close we all lined up at the end of the driveway. A guy next to me in a Hawaiian shirt. He had to be one of us right? I can tell he is a bit anxious also. They give us the go ahead and we both start walking at a fast pace toward the garage opening. He stops in the driveway to scoop up some old world globes. Probably relieved as I kept on trucking. Ha.

Anyway, I was the first to find the game in the basement with a handwritten price of $300 taped to it. It looked a bit rougher than I had hoped but my typical project price for a more collectible title. Was happy to buy it. Fixed it up a bit and had a lot of fun with it, still miss it. I generally don't bother if it's not local.

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#11958 6 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Two EMs, one looks like a Bingo
$100 for both
Location: Wylie, TX
Seller: Dennis Miller
Contact/Link: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2227139560687272/?ref=feed_rhc
OP: These are as is. No additional parts. No back boxes. Legs for only one cabinet and one has the glass. Don’t know if they work. Never plugged in. But I would say no. Was going to take out the play fields and hang them or make a table for my game room. But I’m out of space. I’m not into EMs anyway. Picked these up when buying another machine. No shipping. As is. $100 for the pair. Prefer to sell together.

Bingo and a 1963 Chicago Coin Bronco.

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#12089 6 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Four Player Williams EM
Location: Griffin, GA
Contact/Link: https://www.estatesales.net/GA/Griffin/30223/2178690
DATES: FRI 04/05 - SAT 04/06

1970 Williams Aces & Kings

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#12906 3 months ago
Quoted from nascarrey:

Not sure on this pin since theres no bg...… a little help bluespin? New Jersey

Chicago Coin Hollywood

#12912 3 months ago

I think it's probably a decent playing game. It has the passing kickout holes which is kind of neat. If you could find a cheap used backglass and enjoy fixing them up it may be a worthwhile project. Better than a Star Explorer or Demolition Derby for sure.

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#13071 82 days ago
Quoted from nascarrey:

Game unknown playfield for sale....im sure someone will be able to ID it...
Gallatin., Tn.

I believe it is a Williams Trade Winds.

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#13601 54 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Was looking for one for a time, all the ones that came up were highly distressed.
I think it would be very rare to find one in nice shape, never viewed one personally.

Not common for sure but I have a friend with an amazing example. Exceptional cosmetics including the cabinet paint which seems to be rare for an old Williams. Last I saw he was doing a very thorough mechanical restoration on it. It has to be one of the nicest out there.

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