Antique 1933 Rockola Worlds Fair Jigsaw Pinball Machine

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 22, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House
Super collectible antique pinball machine for restoration. Worlds Fair Jigsaw is considered to be the most collectible 1930's vintage pin game in existence. Created in 1933 by David Rockola (Who later ventured into the jukebox manufacturing business) to celebrate the upcoming 1934 Worlds Fair in Chicago Illinois. The first of Rockola's completely mechanical marvelous machines (followed by World's Series in 1934) the player has ten balls to try to complete a jigsaw puzzle picture of the fair. At the beginning of the game, all the puzzle pieces are on end and as a player lands the ball in holes, from one to four puzzle pieces are rotated flat displaying parts of the picture. Completing the puzzle in ten ball's is difficult, but possible. The marquee displays point values associated with the number of puzzle pieces completed. With the disclaimer 'No gambling permitted' the marquee also advises the player 'Completed score must be shown to clerk on duty as soon as made'. Rockola Worlds Fair Jigsaw and Worlds Series represent the peak of the completely mechanical (no electricity) pin game period.Game has three legs and is missing the front plate and marquee, as well as the glass. Please email for more info. I combine shipping so please look at my other auctions! PLEASE READ THIS!!!! When you receive your item please PLEASE contact us through Ebay Email ONLY if t's a problem or you are not satisfied with your merchandise. Due to current Ebay policy, if you do not contact us through Ebay email about any problems and leave negative feedback we will not discuss any compromises at that point. We've had messages in our alternate email get routed to the junk bin, and the result was bad feedback for us and unhappy buyers who thought we were ignoring them. Your best bet is to purchase insurance on anything fragile or valuable, it costs very little and is absolutely worth it based on our experience. Tfore, to protect your merchandise during shipping, any item that sells for more than 10.00 will have insurance costs added to the invoice, so please wait to pay until you receive one. Payment We prefer Paypal, but if you wish to pay with a money order, please contact us to let us know and also when you have send payment. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CASH OR PERSONAL CHECK! Insurance I highly recommend. I will not be held responsible for items damaged or lost during shipping. Any item selling for more than 10.00 will automatically have insurance costs added to the invoice. So please wait until you get invoice and then pay off of the invoice SHIPPING I will ship your item to the address that you have listed with your paypal account or on your money order. Please email me with an address so I can quote you a shipping price for international shipping. All items will be shipped within 2 days of payment excluding weekends and holidays. Combined Shipping Terms: Shipping is combined on multiple auction items won. Items must be shipped in one package and paid on one invoice. Not all items available are eligible for combined shipping. Ask first if the auctions you are interested in are eligible for combined shipping. Please do not assume all items can be shipped in one package. Some items cannot be packaged with others and ensure a safe delivery. Please do not bid and win multiple items and expect a combined shipping discount. I do take pride in selling and shipping. If I do not receive any communication or payment within 5 days of the end of the auction, unfortunately the item will be relisted and reported as a "Payment Not Received".

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