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    Beatles Gumball Machine. "The BEATLES in this machine," proclaims the ad inside the glass case of this very rare relic from the apex of Beatlemania - a Beatle Gumball Machine! Inside the machine, along with many mult-colored gumballs, are tiny flat "records" - actually charms (that resemble flattened gumballs) which bear an image of a Beatle or a title of a Beatle song, and were designed to be worn on a necklace. The machine is red, stands thirteen inches high and six-and-a-half inches wide, with a still-shiny chrome coin receiver. The engraved words "Retarded Children Can Be Helped" forms a circle around the key area atop the machine, while "Thank You" is engraved on the front of the dispenser. The original approximately 4" x 4" "The BEATLES in this machine" ad has Paul, George, John and RIngo pictured on a record, "I Saw Her Standing There," with their pictures and the song selection dating this confectionary creation as 1964. The machine comes complete with a key, in case your patience eventually wears thin as you shovel in the coins in hopes of one of those "records"! Very Fine + condition. We promise "Everything Beatles," and this eye-grabbing curio evokes both the 1960s and the incredible impact (and marketability) of the British Invasion's greatest sensation.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2006
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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