Vintage Coin Operated Machines
Looking to buy, sell, or consign authentic coin-operated machines? Call us at Rockabilly Auction Company today!
Did you know that the first coin-operated machines, dating back to ancient Greece, dispensed holy water? However, coin-op machines have a prolific history with far more than just religious uses. So if you love these machines as much as we do here at Rockabilly Auction Company, we’ve got great news. We offer you the opportunity to buy, sell, or consign a wide range of authentic and vintage coin-operated machines: from the common and not-so-common to rare, hard-to-find machines.
The Rich and Storied History of Coin-Operated Machines
Technically, coin-operated machines range from standard vending machines to cash registers, coin-operated amusement machines (think pinball and video games), jukeboxes, and more. However, it wasn’t until the 1880s in London, England, that Percival Everitt invented the commercial coin-operated machine, which dispensed paper, envelopes, and postcards. Through the centuries, these devices have undergone some radical changes. Nowadays, you can find vending machines that dispense virtually anything, including:
- Lotto tickets
- Live bait
- Food and beverages
- Gift cards
- Health and beauty items
- Life insurance
- Internet time
Get Your Vintage Americana Coin-Op Machine Today from Rockabilly Auction Company
However, there’s something special about vintage American coin-operated machines, regardless of their type or purpose. At Rockabilly Auction Company, we specialize in buying, selling, and consigning these machines and other rare, unique, and hard-to-find items.
Our live gallery auctions are full of vintage memorabilia and collectibles, including authentic coin-op machines. Even if you can’t make it down to our gallery in Hartwell, Georgia, we offer live phone bidding, absentee bidding, and online bidding for your convenience. Coin-operated machine permits and proper documentation are only necessary for commercial use, so if you’re purchasing a machine for personal use, you can skip all the red tape.
We Also Sell and Consign Rare, Unique, and Vintage Items and Collectibles
At Rockabilly Auction Company, we’re a full-service auction house, so we also sell and consign items for our customers. Our gallery is full of vintage finds and collectibles –we invite you to come down and browse! Whether you have an individual machine, a collection of several machines, a vintage candy machine, or something else entirely, we’ll work hard to get you the most money possible for your item.
Here’s how it works:
- Bring your machine to our gallery in Hartwell, Georgia (Tuesdays or Thursdays between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m.)
- Call us for a special appointment
- Call us to schedule a pickup
It’s that simple! We’re constantly looking for unique, vintage, rare, and antique items, so if you have items or collections you want to sell, we would be more than happy to take a look for you.
Take a Trip Back in American History with Rockabilly Auction Company
Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or consign your items, our team of professionals is here to help. We specialize in a wide range of vintage Americana items, memorabilia, and collectibles, including coin-operated machines. Call us at Rockabilly Auction Company at (770) 652-8075 to schedule a consultation or visit our gallery.