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Book Review: American Saloons
« on: August 15, 2015, 10:18:01 AM »
Dave is offering a little kicker if your interested in another great book, following is his email.
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-----Original Message-----
> From: dave@ibuyoldslots.com [mailto:dave@ibuyoldslots.com]
> Sent: Friday, August 14, 2015 9:50 PM
> To: Jackpot
> Subject: Book Review: American Saloons
>
> Hello Jackpot,
>
> Dave has posted an important post at CoinOpCollectorForum.com.
>
> --------------------------------------------
> Here's the text of the post:
>
> I just received a new hard cover book. The title is "American Saloons" by Roger Kislingbury, aka Waldo  [Very Happy]
>
> This is Waldo's 2nd book. His first book, "Saloons - Bars - & Cigar Stores"
> has been sold out for a long time.
>
> If you collect uprights or early trade stimulators then you should really consider getting this book. If you don't collect uprights but are into slots or trade stimulators or turn of the century American history then you should still get this book.
>
> There are incredible photos in it showing these early machines in the environment where they were actually used.
>
> The book not only identifies the machines in the photos but states where the photo was taken.
>
> For example, there are two photos showing the rare Mills Roulette. One is in, of all places, Nome Alaska!! The roulette is being tossed to the curb after a storm.
>
> There is also a photo showing "The Elite" by "The Royal Novelty Company".
> No surviving examples of this machine are known.
>
> Seeing these photos and seeing how people lived 100+ years ago made me appreciate how really privileged we are to own machines which somehow figured out how to avoid the axes.
>
> Another thing worth pointing out is the index lists not only machine names but also machine locations. Using the index, I was able to find a picture of a bar in Butte Montana which is the town that I grew up in.
>
> The price of the book is $65.00 + $6.95 S/H ($71.95 total) and can be ordered directly from the author. You can send an email to waldovan@sbcglobal.net for instructions on how to pay. He does accept PayPal. Copies of the photos that are in the book are also available for individual purchase.
>
> I am so impressed with this book that I am going to offer the following deal to everyone who purchases it between now and September 15th.
>
> If you purchase the book I will give you a 14 day subscription to the online price guide ($39.95 value) OR 20 coin op referrals ($50 value) via the online price guide (http://www.AntiqueSlotMachinePriceGuide.com). If you are already a subscriber to the price guide I will increase you subscription by 14 days or if you are already getting referrals I will add
> 20 to your current allotment.
>
> If you are a member of the Coin Op Preservation Society (COPS) (http://www.CoinOpPreservationSociety.com I will TRIPLE the above offer (45 day subscription OR 60 coin op referrals). If you are not a member of COPS and want to take advantage of this offer simply join COPS ($20). Supporting COPS helps keep this forum, the price guide, and the coin op registry (http://www.CoinOpRegistry.com going.
>
> I am doing this as a favor to Waldo and not receiving any kickback or compensation from the sale of his book.
>
> If you want to take advantage of either of these offers just ask Waldo to send me an email with your email and I will contact you.
>
> Below is a flyer for the book.
> --------------------------------------------
>
> You can use the following link to view the post:
> http://www.coinopcollectorforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3997&p=13692#p13692
>
> --
> Thanks, The Management
« Last Edit: August 15, 2015, 10:19:45 AM by Jackpot »

 

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