Pinball flyer database

The most complete pinball flyer archive on the web

The New York Pinball Flyer Collection begins in the late 1940s, coinciding with the advent of the “flipper” in 1947. The collection incorporates flyers from all around the world and also includes baseball (pitch-n-bat) flyers. The flyers have been scanned in high resolution and “cleaned up” in Photoshop to remove imperfections such as stains, loose-leaf holes, fold marks, etc. Feel free to email me if you have any questions, comments, or have a flyer to share.

What is a Pinball Flyer?

A pinball flyer is a sales brochure published by the manufacturer to advertise the release of their most recent machine. They usually feature a colorful picture of the machine and sometimes a close-up of the playfield. They make a great reference tool as they describe many of the features and details of the game, including weight and dimensions. The manufacturers were confident this “new and improved” model would become the biggest moneymaker of all time! Some brochures were mailed out to game operators, but most were typically handed out at trade shows or game distributors.

Some people collect coin-op flyers just like any other hobby item, such as automobile brochures, movie posters, etc. Others want the flyers for the games they own to be framed and hung on the wall next to their prized machine. I collect them just for fun. Not only are they historically noteworthy, but they are simply nice to look at. You would be amazed at how much you can learn about the machines from reading the brochures. My goal is to build as complete a collection as possible and share it with the general public.

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Pinball Flyer Collectors Registry

This registry is a list of pinball machine flyer collectors who buy, sell, and trade pinball flyers. The objective is to make it easier for collectors from around the world to find each other. If you are interested in joining, please click the register button below, and your entry will be added. This service is absolutely FREE!