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by paul
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Recent finds
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: Recent finds

The SKITTLES machine does indeed light up but is not working , as far as I can tell , it is complete so therefore a potential goer. the MIRRORS are 7 feet x 2 feet and are of wood
& metal contruction .
by paul
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Recent finds
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Recent finds

DSCF1783 (1).JPG HI ALL , picked up these 5 machines the other day (a couple of allwins and a pusher to follow maybe). I was really surprised to also find a pair of large (8 feet tall) CRAZY MIRRORS. They originally came from showmen. I was wondering, are these sort things collectable these days?
by paul
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...
Replies: 200
Views: 79163

Boland Bomber Command

Topic merged - Site Admin. HI ALL, just finished tidying up this machine from a recent auction. Been after this one for a while. Nothing much wrong with it, works fine - all pretty much original. I had to stabilise the paintwork with a couple of coats of clear varnish. This seems to have done the t...
by paul
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Courier needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1904

Re: Courier needed

HI ALL. just a word of thanks to TOM [ treefrog ] for recommending ALLAN AMICUS COURIERS , he does a great service & very reasonable . I have always worried about couriers as some drop off at warehouses etc , then another courier delivers . allan is from site straight to door , so very pleased ....
by paul
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Courier needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1904

Re: courier needed

yes I think I was lucky with a couple of ww2 machines -- but not sure yet ?
by paul
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Courier needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1904

Courier needed

HI all & good morning , can anyone recommend a courier who could pick-up a couple of machines for me ? regards paul
by paul
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: eBay bargains, maybe
Replies: 16
Views: 4781

Re: eBay bargains, maybe

HI ALL,
I have had a couple of skittle machines over the years, TIP THE SKITTLE and SKITTLE LOLLY, more or less the same. The one I had in the small Cheddar arcade was a great favourite with everyone. I would recommend these for any arcade…
by paul
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Spitfire Allwin
Replies: 8
Views: 4352

Re: Spitfire Allwin

Hi all,
Just had a look at this allwin on ebay. Was it made recently? I have noticed all Phillips screws & modern bolts on the mech? Although I already have one of these, something tells me to steer well clear…
by paul
Thu May 07, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: V.E. Day Celebrations
Replies: 13
Views: 5386

Re: V.E. Day Celebrations

Hi all,
Yes PM, it's a giant Olly Whales machine called DEFIANT. The other, smaller, one is indeed the SPITFIRE and the last one I purchased. I thought this one was rare-ish, but have since seen about four, one being a front that was on flea bay for months. It must have sold in the end.
by paul
Thu May 07, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: V.E. Day Celebrations
Replies: 13
Views: 5386

Re: V.E. Day Celebrations

Nice picture Cliff, I haven't seen a B.M.Co Aeroplane before with eight planes? Here is mine, plus another 1930s machine. I think that they must have done well in the arcades up to and during the war.