Hi from the New Forest

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mikef
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Hi from the New Forest

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Good day fellow enthusiast's.
Back in the mid 70's and as a lad of 13, I started to pick up litter outside of John Mills arcade at Billing Aquadrome....hence started the fascination for slot machines, acquiring my first bandit a couple of years later which I still have, a "Tom Boland fair play" for the princely sum of £15.
Many have come ...... and gone but as Yorkshire man, I tend to keep hold of the ones I picked up dirt cheap and spent hours renovating :smash: . Needless to say I haven't bought much lately with the prices going through the roof, and me being "as tight as..."
Having said all that, I've just picked up a "Gold cup" that I just couldn't turn down, so might well need some help as I get my teeth into it !PUZZLED!
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Well done and welcome to Pennymachines.
I've not seen that particular Boland's before. Is it an ancient Mills mech?
I was born in The New Forest and strangely am not Yorkshire.

BP :cool:
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Hi BP
Yes it's an old Mills mech.
Smothered it in some grease my dad had lying around when I got it. 40 plus years later I've not touched the inside and it still works. :HaHa:
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badpenny wrote: Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:18 pmI've not seen that particular Boland's before.
Yes you have BP.

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Welcome to the forum mikef . Beware of strange men born in the dark recesses of the new forest and reared by wild ponies. Many retain their shaggy mane.
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Strewth! I see little hope.
Just a thought but, any clues where my clock on the mantle piece has gone?
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I'm always on the look out for Fair Plays, but have only ever seen two others... Maybe other members might come out of the woodwork?
Mine used to be a painted in a similar manner to yours, until I saw a silver one in a book and just assumed that was how they originally came. :oops:
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mikef wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:04 pm I'm always on the look out for Fair Plays, but have only ever seen two others...
A few more here
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It's time for a Shire album...
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Shire Publications Ltd. were acquired by Osprey Publishing in 2007 who were acquired by Bloomsbury Publishing in 2010. Amusement Machines and Automatic Vending Machines are both out of print. :-(
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Welcome aboard from Washington! I'm also new here c: Glad to join that community with you!
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