Ellen’s Stardust Diner – New York, NY (Update)

Awhile ago I had visited Manhattan (New York City) to visit with my cousin who was in town.  He had his own agenda for that day so I took the opportunity to visit some penny machines that were new, or some old friends that I hadn’t visited in quite a few years.  I wrote about all the different places I visited that day in numerous posts which you can view in the archives.  However one of the places I visited that day had a broken machine and I wasn’t able to get the coins.

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Ellen’s Stardust Diner is located at 1650 Broadway right in the heart of Times Square.  You can read my short post about my quick visit to this place here.  As I mentioned when I visited this location the machine was jammed and I wasn’t able to use the machine.  When I got back home I waited a couple of weeks and wrote a quick letter to the Diner explaining what happened, and asked of someone would mind pressing a set of pennies for me when the machine was repaired.  I send these letters from time to time when I’m unable to get the coins, and in most cases there is always someone kind enough to help me out.

As I always do I included a little bag with the appropriate number of quarters and pennies along with a self addresses stamped envelope for them to ship the coins back to me.  I appreciate their assistance but would never expect them to pay for the return shipping.  I find the easier you make this on these places the better results you will get.

I visited this place back in November 2015, and here it is June of 2016 and I had pretty much written these coins off at this time.  But I came home from work today and found the familiar self-addressed envelope sitting in my mailbox.  I quickly tore into it and was surprised to see the Stardust Diner pennies, along with a very sweet hand written note by one of the staff.

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As you can see from the picture above there are four designs at this location.  The designs are of Ellen’s Stardust Diner famous singing and dancing wait staff, NYC Times Square, I Love New York / Statue of Liberty, and We Will Never Forget World Trade Center.

It’s nice to finally be able to complete this set of New York City coins from that trip.  However I check on pennycollector.com from time to time for any changes and already see new machines are available in the area.  Looks like I’ll be making a trip into the City real soon.

2 thoughts on “Ellen’s Stardust Diner – New York, NY (Update)

    • Absolutely. Is there any you are specifically interested in? The only thing is that I’m in the middle of moving and a lot of my collection is packed up. Depending on what you are looking for I hopefully can get access to them. Otherwise in the future once my move is done I can send over a list of the coins I have for trade.

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