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    World's Fair Pinball Machine, ca. 1933

    Appraised Value:

    $800 - $1,200 (1998)

    Updated Value:

    $800 - $1,200 (2013)

    Appraised on: August 8, 1998

    Appraised in: Rochester, New York

    Appraised by: Noel Barrett

    Category: Toys & Games

    Episode Info: Rochester (#1724)

    Originally Aired: July 8, 2013

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    Form: Game
    Period / Style: 1930s
    Value Range: $800 - $1,200 (1998)
    Updated Value: $800 - $1,200 (2013)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:00)

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    Appraised By:

    Noel Barrett
    Toys & Games
    Owner
    Noel Barrett Antiques & Auctions Ltd.

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: I was given it for Christmas around when five or six years old.

    APPRAISER: It's the World's Fair jig-saw pinball machine. It dates from prior to the electric pinball machine. It's what we call a mechanical pinball machine. Ben, why don't you put in a nickel and show us? Because what's intriguing about this game is that the prize is really this incredible image that appears. Here is the pole view of the Chicago World's Fair. When you pull the slide out, it disappears. And now to get it back, you play the pinball machine. And it's totally random. No telling where it's going to go. There we go. Oh, one of the big surprises. It's amazing. Bottom line value is approximately $800 to $1,200 on today's market.

    GUEST: Wow.



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