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Windy City Coin-Op & Advertising Show Wheaton, IL

Zurko's Promotions (a 48-year Promoions Co.) wil be hosting a new event at the Chicago Suburban Du Page County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, IL. on March 29, 30, and 31, 2019. The Du Page County Fairgrounds has five separate buildings, covered sheds, and outside space, and is just a few short minutes from the PHEASANT RUN RESORT in St. Charles. Collectors and dealers can call Pheasant Run at 1-630-584-6300 for discounted room rates.

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Bill Howard Inducted into the COCA Coin-Op Hall of Fame

Bill Howard is known to fellow COCA members as a writer, historian, story teller, and collector. He was inducted into the Hall Of Fame at the November 2018 COCA Meeting in Chicagoland.

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COCA 2019 National Convention Sept. 19th – 22nd

COCA will return to Phoenix Arizona for our annual convention. There have been big changes since we last visited in 2007. There are new collections to visit and the collectors that we visited in the past have grown their collections to new levels.

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  • Morphy Auctions, located in Adamstown PA. and Las Vegas Nevada.  Count on their decades of experience running successful antique auctions for both sellers and buyers.
  • The Chicagoland Antique Advertising, Slot-Machine & Jukebox Show is the largest show of its type in the world!

Coin-Op-Servations

Post your coin-op questions or comments here.

  • Akiva50@aol.com:

    Long Island NY. Need service and restore old slot machines and cash registers.

  • mel getlan:

    need a good mechanic to fix some of my machines. I will pay him well and his expenses to get to sunny Florida.

  • MEL GETLAN:

    Cannot get around much. looking for diagram of the mech for the Mills Pneumatic Punch (1905?)

  • kcalvinhobbs@yahoo.com:

    looking for labels for single stack condom machine

  • dan :

    looking for a repro plastic top for a tungo strength tester 508 481 0925

  • Morris, Keith:

    I’m looking for a source for reel strips for a REX Novelty.  same size as a Baby Bell and other small machines.  Any advice?

  • Merithew, Lyle:

    Who works on Juke Boxes (1950s Rockola) in the SF Bay area?

  • Anonymous:

    Looking for repair help with a 1930’s Columbia nickel slot machine in Los Angeles childersroth@gmail

  • Allan & Judy Fox:

    Just got word that Mike Gorski passed away this afternoon, Tuesday 9/12

  • Morris, Keith:

    Looking for a J.D. Whitlock “The Darby” horse racing game.  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

  • Allan & Judy Fox:

    R.I.P. Marian Gorski.  She passed away on Friday August 25th…

  • Gumula, Mike:

    The Ohio conv.was great. Thanks to the families on the tour !

  • Bill Petrochuk:

    I had a blast in Ohio. THANK YOU to all of the hosts! And to Cathy Morris for putting it all together.

  • Allan & Judy Fox:

    I hope everyone had a great time here in Cleveland!

  • Don Mangels:

    RIP Les.A great friend who will really be missed, Les was great planning our trips to Ca.and talked to me recently about doing another one.

  • Johnson, Erick:

    We have lost another one of our great collectors.  RIP Les - you were funny, smart and an all-around nice guy.

  • COCA:

    R.I.P. Lester Aaron, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017 He will be missed.

  • teshunc:

    I am looking for a Jennings Indian chief head plaque (brass look) for my slot machine stand. I can be reached at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

  • Anonymous:

    I have a silver comet 1 cent. Cigarette tabletop machine for sale ,original in very good condition…In Wichester CA, 928.358.2552

  • Bill P.:

    R.I.P. Loretta Lippay,widow of the late Bill Lippay, she passed away from ALS- Lou Gehrig’s disease on Palm Sunday.

  • Bobdawes1950@gmail.com:

    Has anybody got any back issues of coca magazine for sale

  • Allan & Judy Fox:

    R.I.P. Marvin Yagoda….

  • Anonymous:

    A particular key number or just a Mills key?

  • Anonymous:

    Looking for a key for a Mills slot machine

  • Manu:

    just purchased a Jennings Comet Fortune Teller and Gumball Vendor and needs a spare part I welcome any leads .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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