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CHECK OUT THE NEWS FROM THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS
AUGUST 2015

Breaking News .......The PPF GEM machines have been removed at the MOSI in Manchester in favour of Pennymangles. Just two are on site at the moment, but the promise of 3 more in September.

   

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There are now 4 machines at the Highland Wildlife Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Interestingly the machines are described as 'Go Wild Penny Presses'

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London Science Museum's Seven machines were replaced on Monday by Pennymangle's frame machines.

Trying to look at the pennies on the picture isn't easy, but I'm guessing they may be engraved on the back like the London Eye

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A new listing on PennyCollector at the Hamerton Zoo Park in Cambridgeshire

Two 3-die machines, unusual in the UK, the first to get a
picture of them wins a prize!!  

If you phone the zoo up they will take payments over the phone and send you the pennies. They are also offering the Souvenir Penny books to hold them in.

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London Science Museum's Seven machines are being removed on Monday 24th. So if you still need the pennies, you had better be quick.

They are being replaced by 7 machines from ... Details on Monday, but you will not be disappointed.

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Finally Scotron have a website to display their machines and other enterprises. Also check out their Facebook page. New machines for Haynes Motor Museum
and Museum of Army Flying
      

You can buy the Haynes via email and the Flying Museum here

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The design of the Scotron single die machine at Landmark, Carrbridge has been changed. Not drastically, but a change is a change.

Thank you Andrew for the better picture.

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Four of the designs from one of GEM machines in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome have materialised in the INTU shopping Centre, Braehead. Glasgow. The designs from the Sno!Zone (now Chillfactore) have also been changed.

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The GEM machine at Satrosphere, Aberdeen has been removed

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The Royal Pavilion and Museum, Brighton has a SouvenirPennies machine outside the gift shop.
   

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Cadbury World in Birmingham has changed the penny design of one of its machines. The Essence penny has gone.
The New 4D Experience at Cadbury World

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Less than a month to the biggest machine switch in a very long while. More details soon.

Whilst we are on the future, Madame Tussauds, London are likely to have a new machine for a new exhibition within the attraction.

There are new National Token machines within
Birmingham Sealife and Edingburgh Dungeons
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I have just seen a posting on PennyCollector for a new machine in Brighton, it is in a souvenir shaop within the Pavilion buildings. No idea of the operator though.

JULY 2015

West Sussex has lost is only machines, the two-5 die machines have been removed from Butlins Bognor. These were two of PennyPressFactory's first machines.

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The machines within Blackpool Zoo have changed positions (and one machine change, but same designs) Machines can now be found

  • Zoo Entrance (New machine with hopper, same designs)
  • Elephant House
  • Big Cat House
  • Wolf Ridge
  • Orangutan Enclosure (lower level)
  • Check out the Blackpool Zoo Map on this page >>>  

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    Help required on all these pennies

             

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    There was a penny machine at a recent Nathan Sawaya exhibition in London where the exhibits were made from Lego. The Art of the Brick exhibition has now moved on to Paris

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    There is now a second machine within Paignton Zoo, of course it may have been there a while.

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    l believe that delays in the long awaited Islands extension to Chester Zoo have also delayed the The Penny Press machine. News hopefully soon.

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    Hot off the press are these pennies from The Green Welly Stop in Tyndrum.
    The machine can be located in the passageway near the toilets.

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    It has been brought to my attention again that there is a PPF machine as well as a ThePennyPress machine at Edinburgh Old Town Weaving Co. The new machine is on the street entrance level.

    JUNE 2015

    A newly added link on the page is the website of
    Andrew Tait devoted to Scottish Pennies.
    I noticed on there that there were 4 machines at the Highland Wildlife Park in the Cairngorm National Park. I must investigate that..

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    Pennymangle have placed a new 4 die machine and a National Token machine in the Arsenal FC Museum
       

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    The machine in side the Nissan Innovations at the O2 will be missing until early July as it will be at the Goodwood festival of Speed. (June 26th - 28th)

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    No guessing where this PennyMenEurope machine is, it is at the Green Welly Stop on the A82 in between Glasgow and Fort William. A great stopping off point for pennies and whisky...

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    New PennyMenEurope machine somewhere in Greenwich - LONDON Details as soon as ....

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    There is a new PennyMenEurope machine
    @Ripley's Believe It or Not - LONDON
    It is now on the ground floor at the exhibit entrance. ...Speed Rollin

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    June is going to be a good month for new machines, I feel it in my water.... there will be at least two machines in London, plus a National Token machine.
    To start with there is a third PennyMenEurope machine on site at Longleat Safari Park. Details are on PennyCollector.

    May 2015

    Some of the designs have been changed at Snow Factor at Braehead, Glasgow

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    Ian Hope came about a penny from Glasgow and would like to know where is came from. It is from George Square, it will be a PennyPressFactory machine.
    But where was the machine?

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    The new GEM machine at Eureka in Halifax in it's unusual setting

       

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    Jack Powis found a GEM machine in Monte Carlo Amusements in Southend on Sea.

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    There are a few groups on Facebook for collectors of elongated pennies. Keep in touch with fellow collectors online. Search 'Elongated'
    is just one such group

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    There will be at least four new machines in London over the summer.

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    Ian Hope and I travelled to London to meet Jörg Bretschneider
    Whilst we talked we learned of another 2 machines in the O2 Dome. They are are two PennyPressFactory machines provided by Nissan in support of the British Paralympic Athletes.

        

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    I WOULD LIKE SOME HELP ON THIS ONE.
    This is the machine found at Harbour Park Amusement Park in Littlehampton. Has anyone seen another 4 die electric machine in the UK?

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    Pennymangle have added a second machine,
    with new designs at both
    RAF Cosford
    RAF Hendon

       

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    SouvenirPennies have changed the designs at EUREKA and Heights of Abraham
    They now have a solid border.
        
    The machine at Eureka is a GEM

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    Have I said before what a great site Wersam.de is for locating old and current machines?
    Just located another 4 die machine at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre. It is one of Souvenir Pennies Contemporary machines.


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    April 2015

    These single die machines just keep coming out of the woodwork
    Three have been found in Edinburgh by Robin

  • Museum of Childhood
  • Museum of Edinburgh
  • Scott Monument
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    I found these three in the collection of Jörg Bretschneider

  • Noah's Ark Farm Zoo
  • Stafford Castle
  • Ashridge Estate
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    Robin has been on a penny squishin mission and reports that the machine from Shildon Railway has been moved, location unknown at the moment.
    the Pennymangle machine in Nottingham Castleis now mended.
    One of the machines in Center Parcs, Nottingham is broken. You can only access the machine if you stop there or visit on a day pass.

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    Ian Hope finally received his pennies from Bodmin Jail whilst yours truly is still waiting for his :-(

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    There is some good news and bad news ... there is a new single die machine at Museum of Childhood on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh (Thank you Robin)

    But the rumours of the withdrawal of machines at Coventry Transport Museum are indeed true.. (Thank you Ian)

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    The machine at the Parasol Gallery, London is still in constant use. This was placed here as part of an exhihibit by Navid Nuur

    Well worth a visit...(Thank you Rosa)

    March 2015

    Still waiting for deatils and some pennies from the new machine at Bodmin Jail
    It is a new 4 die machine. they have had my money for over a year....

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    PennymenEurope have placed 3 new machines around the UK.
    They are all at Wildfowl & Wetland Trust locations.

  • London
  • Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
  • Martin Mere, Lancashire
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    Marwell Zoo visited, details of the four machines and a map available here

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    Just in case anyone was worried about defacing a Coin of the Realm, it's all legal

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    National Museum Scotland - Rural Life has had a GEM Penny Press since last Summer

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    There is a new 4 die GEM Penny Pressmachine at the Falkirk Wheel
    This replaces the single die machine, which has been there for many years.

    February 2015

    Magpie.2006 is selling ThePennyPress pennies on ebaY
    I don't recognise the machine, but checking.

    Found the location ....... Hayes Island Snack Bar, Cardiff


    www.Facebook.com/theHayesIslandSnackBar

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    This is the new Pennymangle machine at
    Stratford Visitor Centre Shakespeare designs as you would imagine for this area.

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    There was another Pennymangle machine added at the London Eye on 20th February. It is in the Iconic Gift Shop.

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    Did you know February 12th is
    National Lost Penny Day?
    It has it's origins with the USA (where else) See this link.
    What did you on this day?

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    I am glad a few of you visited the Spring Fair Exhibition, Birmingham and made yourself known. The stall holders were impressed with our enthusiasm for our hobby.

    I managed to find out info on the following:
    The Shard, London
    Cutty Sark, London
    The London Eye
    The O2 Dome, London
    Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire
    GOMA, Glasgow.
    Cambridge Tourist Info
    Stratford Upon Avon Info

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    Starting today at the Spring Fair Exhibition, Birmingham there are two manufacturers displaying machines.

  • Souvenir Pennies Hall/Stand: 5BB82
  • PennyMen Europe Hall/Stand: 4 4M48
  • Go on down and visit thestands and roll free pennies.

    January 2015

    The PennyCollector page for United Arab Emirates has been updated, all the machines in this region are provided by Scottish manufacturer PennyPressFactory

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    Angie reports that the PPF machine at Yorkshire Wildlife has been removed. That is all we know at the moment.

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    Picking information up from the www.dubaipennysouvenir.com website, is news that PPF have placed a new machine in The Shard, London I am awaiting information where the machine is situated. But it looks cool.

    The machine is on the ground floor so no entry fee required

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