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Show us your old operator decals, etc.

By jrpinball

3 years ago


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    #501 4 months ago
    Quoted from Bortino:

    A Flip-A-Card that led a hard life

    Flip-a-Card is a great game. When a local 2nd generation operator sold his business it was the one machine he kept for his home game room.
    That brown stuff looks like some kind of glue residue left from a fabric or paper or vinyl covering someone used to "dress up" the cab. Maybe you'll get lucky and it will come off with krud kutter or similar product.

    #502 4 months ago

    From Harrison Hot Springs, BC Canada. They also provide background music.

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    #503 4 months ago

    I found this on my friend Larry’s game in Olympia, WA.

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    #504 4 months ago
    Quoted from atpcfiaim:

    I found this on my friend Larry’s game in Olympia, WA.
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    "Gigi"?

    #505 4 months ago
    #506 4 months ago
    Quoted from atpcfiaim:

    I found this on my friend Larry’s game in Olympia, WA.
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    My aunt & uncle live in Red Bank, NJ. I sent him that pic.

    #507 4 months ago

    On a Gottlieb Flip a Card that I worked on for a friend.

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    #508 4 months ago
    Quoted from electricsquirrel:

    On a Gottlieb Flip a Card that I worked on for a friend.[quoted image]

    That decal has been seen on a lot of pins.

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    #509 4 months ago

    On my El Dorado..

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    #510 4 months ago

    This is on my Target Alpha that I picked up in MD a few years ago

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    #511 3 months ago

    I don't think I've seen this one before on this thread. It is on a '71 Bally I picked up. I had never even heard of Mt Ranier, MD and had to look it up. Maybe Dono or someone from DC area might recognize it?

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    #512 3 months ago

    On a "Space Odyssey" which recently found a new home after the York show.

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    #513 3 months ago

    Seen on a game at a friend's house. I can't recall which game though.

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    #514 3 months ago

    In case anyone is wondering why the stickers have the vendor’s name and says they own the machine, it isn’t just for marketing.

    If the good constable should come by to seize the location’s property to sell, the sticker says the machine isn’t owned by the location. Don’t take this one— the barkeep doesn’t own it!

    #515 3 months ago

    This is on my El Dorado.

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    #518 79 days ago

    Today I finished shopping out Flipper Parade.
    This is on and under the Card Tray..

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    #519 79 days ago

    Ah. The nostalgia of a time before area codes...

    #520 79 days ago
    Quoted from benheck:

    Ah. The nostalgia of a time before area codes...

    I was thinking the same thing. I recently got an EM machine and that is what’s on mine.

    #521 79 days ago

    Similar to Mopar... I pick 2 games up in Sherrill NY.... Inside the cabinets, even the mechanics name....

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    #522 78 days ago

    Not from an operator, but a red Bally sticker on my Eight Ball apron. They made more than 20,000 of these machines, but I have only seen a couple of these stickers. Maybe they are common?

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    #523 78 days ago

    Got a new EM recently and it had this sticker on it. Boy I wish I knew this pins history what a story it would tell. It did have a state license sticker for 1975-1975 so I was on location at some point.

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    #524 77 days ago
    Quoted from smohr:

    Similar to Mopar... I pick 2 games up in Sherrill NY.... Inside the cabinets, even the mechanics name....
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    A Guido DelSignore game. One of the very original pinball operators in upstate NY. I had the pleasure of meeting him years ago before he passed.

    #525 77 days ago

    Found this decals on the inside of my coin door of my 1961 Bally Lite a Line bingo pinball machine.

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    #526 77 days ago
    Quoted from Runbikeskilee:

    I don't think I've seen this one before on this thread. It is on a '71 Bally I picked up. I had never even heard of Mt Ranier, MD and had to look it up. Maybe Dono or someone from DC area might recognize it?
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    Yep, had an old swim team buddy from Mt. Rainier.

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    #527 70 days ago

    Jokerz! purchased in central Illinois with a C.A. Robinson from Los Angeles sticker on it. Found an archived article talking about their closure in 2010: https://www.videoamusement.com/news/c-a-robinson-co-closes-after-76-years/

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    #528 69 days ago
    Quoted from aamauzy:

    Jokerz! purchased in central Illinois with a C.A. Robinson from Los Angeles sticker on it. Found an archived article talking about their closure in 2010: https://www.videoamusement.com/news/c-a-robinson-co-closes-after-76-years/
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    "Modified by" ? What kinds of modifications did they do to games?

    #529 69 days ago
    Quoted from jscaptura:

    "Modified by" ? What kinds of modifications did they do to games?

    No clue - that's actually why I googled them in the first place. The game is stock and serials matching, not a re-import. I see no "conversions" or anything and "Model HT" doesn't mean anything related to this machine, so I'm thinking it was a sticker originally meant for something else that they just used here for identification.

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    #530 61 days ago
    Quoted from aamauzy:

    ...I'm thinking it was a sticker originally meant for something else that they just used here for identification.

    I suspect they may have made an application to perform modifications for the strict skill crane laws in California. 1980s cranes needed state-specific mods related to claw strength or adjustability. I don't know what the CA rules were off the top of my head.

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    #531 52 days ago

    Well, color me surprised. Surprised that St. Louis was issuing slot machine licenses as late as 1954. This tag is on a 1948 Bally Gold Cup 1-ball horse race game that turned up on eBay today. Anyone know the St. Louis gambling laws in the 1950s?

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    #532 21 days ago

    1959 Gtb Seven Seas woodrail.

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    #533 21 days ago

    Well, color me surprised. Surprised that St. Louis was issuing slot machine licenses as late as 1954. This tag is on a 1948 Bally Gold Cup 1-ball horse race game that turned up on eBay today. Anyone know the St. Louis gambling laws in the 1950s?

    The St. Louis Slot Machine license refers to ANY machine that has a coin slot. Pinball, cigarettes, soda machines etc. Actual payout slot machines have long been illegal in St. Louis.

    #534 21 days ago

    Well, color me surprised. Surprised that St. Louis was issuing slot machine licenses as late as 1954. This tag is on a 1948 Bally Gold Cup 1-ball horse race game that turned up on eBay today. Anyone know the St. Louis gambling laws in the 1950s?

    The St. Louis Slot Machine tax stamp refers to ANY machine with a coin slot. Cigarettes, candy soda etc. Actual payout slot machines have long been illegal in St. Louis.

    #535 21 days ago
    Quoted from BlackCatBone:

    Well, color me surprised. Surprised that St. Louis was issuing slot machine licenses as late as 1954. This tag is on a 1948 Bally Gold Cup 1-ball horse race game that turned up on eBay today. Anyone know the St. Louis gambling laws in the 1950s?

    The St. Louis Slot Machine tax stamp was used on ANY coin operated device. Cigarettes, candy, pinball etc. Payout slot machines have been illegal in St. Louis for a very long time.

    #536 20 days ago

    Gtb Bank-a-Ball Sample Game operated near Salzburg, Austria

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    #537 20 days ago

    Bally Expressway found it’s way to Austria

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    #538 20 days ago
    Quoted from Crjfan:

    Gtb Bank-a-Ball Sample Game operated near Salzburg, Austria
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    Love that playfield variation. Looks much better than the regular production version. Do you have more photos of the game and what is the serial number?

    #539 20 days ago

    Operator decal & the operator my seller’s dad got it from, in the mid ‘60s

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    #540 19 days ago

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    A simple tag - but a very meaningful one! This is from Melody Music, an op that was in Champaign, Illinois. They were bought out by J&J at some point in the last few years from what I understand.

    It means a lot to me because I job shadowed with their lead tech 15-ish years ago, igniting a passion for arcade game and pinball machine work that grows stronger every day! This tag is inside a Simpsons Pinball party that I picked up about an hour away from Champaign yesterday.

    #541 18 days ago
    Quoted from aamauzy:

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    A simple tag - but a very meaningful one! This is from Melody Music, an op that was in Champaign, Illinois. They were bought out by J&J at some point in the last few years from what I understand.
    It means a lot to me because I job shadowed with their lead tech 15-ish years ago, igniting a passion for arcade game and pinball machine work that grows stronger every day! This tag is inside a Simpsons Pinball party that I picked up about an hour away from Champaign yesterday.

    I deal with J & J and their VLT's in Effingham these days.....

    #542 18 days ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    I deal with J & J and their VLT's in Effingham these days.....

    All I know is that every single building in Illinois with an open outlet has slot machines now, and every single one I've seen has either J&J markings on the machine, or even on the "PLAY SLOTS HERE!" signs outside. Definitely a name you can't escape in IL.

    #543 18 days ago

    On the back box on my Wizard I picked up last month

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    #544 18 days ago

    On my Skateball that I picked up in Nebraska (lives in WI now). I've thought about scraping it off to clean it up, but it's pretty cool to know that it was in Nebraska for some/most of its life, at least until I got it a few years ago. I wonder who made who put that "VOID" sticker on beneath it.

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    #545 18 days ago
    Quoted from FatPanda:

    On my Skateball that I picked up in Nebraska (lives in WI now). I've thought about scraping it off to clean it up, but it's pretty cool to know that it was in Nebraska for some/most of its life, at least until I got it a few years ago. I wonder who made who put that "VOID" sticker on beneath it.
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    That "void" sticker is probably like the one above it. When you peel it away, it destroys/voids it.

    #546 18 days ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Love that playfield variation. Looks much better than the regular production version. Do you have more photos of the game and what is the serial number?

    Yes, it does have metal posts and the lit „8“ in the center of the pf. I can take more photos of the pin if you are interested.

    I think it is no 1042S … but I have to check

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    #547 18 days ago
    Quoted from Crjfan:

    Yes, it does have metal posts and the lit „8“ in the center of the pf. I can take more photos of the pin if you are interested.
    I think it is no 1042S … but I have to check
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    Thanks for the additional photos.
    Is this your machine? I wasn't sure if you meant that it was still being operated.

    #548 17 days ago

    From a 1949 mini Skeeball game. Likely from a Jersey shore locale. (Think Boardwalk Empire!)

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    #549 17 days ago

    "Frank Sinatra"was born there in 1915

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