Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Star Pepsin gum machine, $27,600, Morphy Auctions
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A Star Pepsin penny gum machine from 1899, porcelain in a wood case and one of only three known, sold for $27,600 at a sale of the 35-year pinball collection of David Silverman, founder of the National Pinball Museum, held Feb. 21-22 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a circa 1920s Wineberry ceramic soda fountain syrup dispenser fetched $25,200; a 1905 Coca-Cola calendar with an image of Lillian Nordica, breezed to $20,400; and a 1903 Coca-Cola tin sign with an image of Hilda Clark made $11,400. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.