The Coin-Op & Advertising sale, presented by Potter & Potter Auctions, features coin-operated machines such as early vending machines, slots, trade stimulators, and arcade games. One key lot is a cast-iron strength testing machine from the early 1900s. The device works by inserting an old English penny, which allows the user to test their strength by squeezing a handle. This restored piece is operational and includes the original skeleton keys.
Also available are casino memorabilia and gambling collectibles, primarily from Reno establishments such as Harold’s Club, Harrah’s, and the Nevada Club. A double-sided neon sign from the latter reads: “Nevada Club / Gaming – Bar – Fine Food.” The lot includes a transformer and mounting hardware and was removed from an indoor setting. An enlarged photo showing the sign on a Reno street is included with the lot. Completing the auction are collectible pieces such as antique peanut vending machines, gumball machines, Coca-Cola advertising items, a drinking-bear automaton, and more. View any of these lots and register to bid on the Potter & Potter Auctions website.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (736)
# of Lots:736
Price Range:$50 - $14,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Cast Iron Strength Testing Machine||
|Lion Five-Cent Peanut Vendor||
|Chester-Pollard 5 Cent Play Golf Arcade Game||
|Exhibit Supply Co. Peep Show Coin-Operated Barrel Viewer||
|Nevada Club Casino Neon Sign||
- Coins, Currency & Stamps
- Dolls, Dollhouses & Figurines
- Signs & Banners
- Sports Memorabilia
- Toys & Games
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