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Mr. Freund, I'm attaching a couple of pictures of a gum ball light conversion i've had for 25 years. The conversion of coarse is modern and it was repainted.  What kind is it and does it have any value?  Thank you for your time.

Charles

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Hi Charles, Your machine was made by the Regal Products Co. in the 1940's. Having repainted it does not do as much damage to the value as the lamp attachment does. Fortunately, Regal machines are considered "entry level" collectables, so the damage is minimal. I would place
the value of your machine in the $100 to $150 range. If it still had nice original factory
paint the value would be in the $200 range. Regards,  Jack

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Jack Freund

Expertise

I have 35 years experience in the coin op field, specializing in old gumball and peanut machines. Also trade stimulators, especially turn of the century cigar store machines, both cast iron and wooden machines.

Experience

I have owned over 3000 coin operated machines. Much knowledge comes from experience as there is not a lot of documented information on many coin operated machines. Experience is the teacher.

Organizations
Coin Operated Collector's Association

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I host a column in the C.O.C.A. Times, (the magazine for members of the Coin Operated Collector's Association). The column is titled "Tales Of The Hunt" and features stories and comments about member's great (and sometimes not so great) finds.

Education/Credentials
I have been a dealer at the Chicagoland Slot Machine and Coin Op show since it started. Look for me in Booth F-09. Stop by with your questions or photos. I'll try to help you or buy your machine if you prefer.

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