Morphy’s announces March 17 auction of gambling, coin-op, mechanical music machines

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DENVER, PA.- Morphy Auctions’ March 17, 2012 auction of antique slot, coin-op, gambling and mechanical music machines will offer collectors their choice of more than 415 outstanding lots, including select pieces from the personal collection of the late Frank Zygmunt Sr. Additionally, the auction includes early Coca-Cola items and other types of antique advertising. Zygmunt, a Chicago-area collector who founded the antique slot machine and jukebox business known as Zygmunt & Associates 25 years ago, was a prominent figure in coin-op circles. “Mr. Zygmunt was extremely knowledgeable and well-liked by his peers. He played an important role in keeping the coin-op and gambling hobby strong, and we are honored to be presenting some of his most prized private-collection pieces at auction,” said Morphy Auctions CEO, Dan Morphy. The top entry from the Zygmunt collection is a Caille nickel-finish double upright slot machine that combines 5-cent Eclipse and 25-cent Centaur