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An Introduction to Collectible Coin Operated Machines

Before the invention and widespread use of electronic devices and credit cards, a number of services and goods were offered through coin-operated machines. Machines such as pinball machines, gumball machines, and arcade game machines, have been a major part of children’s life and adults for that matter, for most of the 20th century. These machines […]


Model Train Collecting

In the 1920’s department store owners were putting model train sets in their Christmas window displays making them among the most sought after gifts for children ever since. Model train enthusiasts often set their sights on a specific maker like, Lionel prewar, Lionel postwar, Marx, Markin, Ives or even the more modern Lego style. They […]