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stoxman22
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Am I missing something here?

Postby stoxman22 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:17 pm

This Machine sold today for £1050 plus commission taking it to just over £1300. I was ready to bid and thought my 500 plus commission would seal it. Is is not just a Mills High top with a added front bit? Is it rare? I assumed it would be a copy as Brooklands is a UK interest.
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pennymachines
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Re: Am I missing something here?

Postby pennymachines » Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:19 pm

It's a Tom Boland Brooklands conversion from a Mills bandit - see Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...
Used to be sniffed at by bandit collectors when I started, and for years after, but interest in them grew significantly over the last decade.

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Re: Am I missing something here?

Postby coppinpr » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:02 pm

I love them!! yet another slight variant I've not seen before ,what would be rare would be to find two exactly the same :D

https://www.penny-arcade.info/the-tom-boland-collection

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brigham
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Re: Am I missing something here?

Postby brigham » Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:09 am

I'm ready to take a few more Boland machines...

... but not at £1300!

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special when lit
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Re: Am I missing something here?

Postby special when lit » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:24 pm

I was interested in that, as the auction wasn't far from me.
Unfortunately, my bid was woefully inadequate...

cheeky
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Re: Am I missing something here?

Postby cheeky » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:35 pm

It will be interesting to see what happens to prices once the recession properly kicks-in. It's a great time to sell at the moment but methinks that it won't last for much longer. Thoughts for a penny?

brianh
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Re: Am I missing something here?

Postby brianh » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:05 pm

Agreed - as an example there's 10 Allwins in the Cottees auction in Poole in Dorset on Saturday but no way of going to see them so would have to rely on bidding blind. I sold one on eBay before Christmas but wouldn't risk it again now (especially as it took me 2 months to get a permit !!GRUMP!!

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Re: Am I missing something here?

Postby treefrog » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:57 pm

I was also keen on this machine, as although I have the same machine already, this looked very untouched and original. Keeping fingers crossed new owner keeps as is |/XX\|


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