|Title:||Shuffle Pool Game|
|Description:||A "game-room" game that appears to be at least as old as the 1950s. (There's an inscription inside it that implies so.) It's a shuffle board game that uses a sort of primitive reflection of billiard balls as your guide to knock down all the balls (just like knocking down the pins in bowling). We think it may be older than that, and wonder if it's an antique...and of course, what's it worth?|
|Condition:||Worn, and currently not functioning -- but very easilyt fixable. We are willing to sell it fixed if it significantly helps the appraisal value -- so we'd like to know both if possible.|
|Origin:||It was given to us about 12 years ago by a friend of a friend of a friend, when we finished our basement as a game room.|
|Provenance:||Never been sold in anyone's recollection. We don't have any way to know it's origin.|
|Appraised By:||Anita Bartlett-Picarella|
|Appraiser Comments:||Hello, this is Anita Bartlett-Picarella from New York.
Your request for an appraisal has been referred to me for reply. I have closely examined the information you submitted. My findings are based on this information.
Your Genco Shuffle Pool is a nice old collectible.
I have reserached comparable sales for similar items in similar condition to yours and have found the following lot that was estimated at $100 - $300 but sold for only $140.
921: GENCO SOUTH PACIFIC 1950'S PINBALL MACHINE
Sold For $140
ALL ORIGINAL PAINT. GOOD CONDITION. DRIED RUBBER, LIGHTS UP, PLAYING CONDITION UNKNOWN. 65 X 24 X 54 INCHES
If you are satisfied with the services I have rendered, I would be most grateful if you would take the time to leave some positive feedback.
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