Polo allwin

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charlieb
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Polo allwin

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Hi everyone, I'm wanting to find out more about Allwin polo machines and hopefully buy one maybe. If anyone could direct me to some informtaion that would be much appreciated. I've had a browse but not found a solid guide/page.

I remember playing them as a kid but can't recall if the prize was a single polo or the whole packet!?

Thanks very much in advance

Charlie
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Hi and welcome to the forum,
I'm not an allwin man, so can't help much but some of the guys on this forum are the best in the world on allwins, they will be along later to tell you all. In the meantime, they paid out packets off mints, there were versions paying Spangles, Areo, Pastilles, and chewing gum and, of course, single fags. They do come up for sale (our Coventry auction in June may have some), but they are expensive - I'd guess £400-£500 but, as I say, I'm no expert on these.
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A single polo :HaHa:
I like that one Charlie
It was a packet mate
If your local to me I may have one for you to look at
Thanks jingle (Cheshire)
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Thanks for the reply and welcome Coppinpr.

In retrospect Jingle, yes, a single Polo would have been a bit mean!

I'm not near Cheshire, unfortunately, but would be interested to know what you have for sale and maybe somehow come to an arrangement.
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Hi charlieb and a warm welcome to the site, you will find much information here - just ask.

As coppinps has mentioned, these machines are quite popular and many were made by Oliver Whales and also a company called Corteen who distributed them through a firm called Rufler and Walker. There was also a Polo Fruit allwin. In recent years some of these machines have fetched between £450 - £650 depending upon condition. I quite like these sweety allwins and, as a kid, remember putting in far more pennies than the packet of sweets were worth!!

Good hunting, keep us informed and if you can get to Coventry the auction is well worth a visit - purely slot machine related.
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Further to Arrgee's post, here's another manufacturer's version (possibly Philip Shefras):
Shefras-Polo.jpg

Forum member Terry placed this Oliver Whales version (with R&W topflash) in the Pennymachines Market at £400. I don't know whether it sold.
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There is this one advertised at £525 here: Allwin win a fruit polo very nice condition in Saint Nicholas at Wade
OW-POLO.jpg

And here's a (modern) Nostalgic Machines Ltd. Win a Mint:
Nostalgic-Win-a-Mint.jpg

And another R&W Polo allwin:
R-W-Polo-Allwin.jpg

See also:
Win a Polo Mint
Win a Polo Mint (Resources)
Anyone for Polo?
Oliver Whales Win a Gum
Wanna Treat?
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Hi Arrgee and Pennymachines, thanks for the welcome. More reading material to give me and the great pics!

I'm bogged down with work at the moment but will be back with more questions soon for sure.

Thanks for the advice on the auctions, I had seen the Elephant House one and thought that would be okay but the Coventry one looks a ball, I'll have to get saving my pennies then too.
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I have acquired a Fruit Polo Allwin which you will see needs a little tlc :cool:

I took a gamble on this one at auction as it was locked with no key and I couldn't view it but then that's part of the fun of auctions |/XX\| Happily, having removed the back panel to gain access, all is there inside and fairly easy to get working and cleaned up but I am of course (which I knew before I bid) missing the top flash. I know what it looks like (see above posts) but can't find a decent pic to enlarge enough to create one from. Does anyone happen to have a photo of one please that I could beg, borrow or steal to use as a template? Many thanks!
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Re: Polo allwin

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arrgee wrote: Wed May 15, 2013 11:38 am Hi charlieb and a warm welcome to the site, you will find much information here - just ask.

As coppinps has mentioned, these machines are quite popular and many were made by Oliver Whales and also a company called Corteen who distributed them through a firm called Rufler and Walker. There was also a Polo Fruit allwin. In recent years some of these machines have fetched between £450 - £650 depending upon condition. I quite like these sweety allwins and, as a kid, remember putting in far more pennies than the packet of sweets were worth!!

Good hunting, keep us informed and if you can get to Coventry the auction is well worth a visit - purely slot machine related.
I went back to look at this thread. It's not unusual to see another £1000 added to any of these prices now
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