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Are these bandits any good?

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:50 pm
by your-such-a-slot
I have access to these. Are there any gems there?

Re: Are these any Good

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:41 pm
by aristomatic
Well that's quite a selection of bandits.........

With regards to your question - I don't see a Mills Diamond Front or a Mills Cross Diamond...

Are you buying all? Or just asking advice which may be rarer and or more valuable?

Re: Are these any Good

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:22 pm
by your-such-a-slot
I was wondering if there was any rare ones there, and no, I am not looking to take them all.

Re: Are these any Good

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:23 pm
by clubconsoles
One man's Gem's is another man's Junk!!
I have interest in some of those, are any/ all for sale??

Re: Are these bandits any good?

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:24 pm
by bill gates
I would also be interested in buying some machines if they are for sale. Just pm me. Thanks

Re: Are these bandits any good?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:21 am
by andydotp
My Goodness, what a delightful collection! Are these the fabled ones in Holland by any chance?

Re: Are these bandits any good?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:49 am
by coppinpr
Interesting title to the thread "are these bandits any good" - answer...yes...all of them!! :o

Re: Are these bandits any good?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:52 am
by treefrog
Ah but we don’t know that, of course none of them may work :lol:

None of them ring my bell, lots of more of the same 1930’s Mills machines, none of which are on U.K. coinage, but each to their own I guess..., now if there were a few Bowland or Firman's conversions in the mix, would be a different story.....

Wherever they are, they have good security watching them, suspect they won’t be cheap cheap.

Re: Are these bandits any good?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:59 am
by coppinpr
As we have said so often (and it seems to be more the case with slots than most collectables) the value and desirability is a very individual thing. Like Tom I wouldn't particularly want any of these. I'd rather get down to the end of the line and get a better look at those Hi-tops. :lol:

Re: Are these bandits any good?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:04 pm
by badpenny
Are they any good? ...... Good for what?
It depends on whether .....

*You're a collector an investor or operator.
*They are the era you collect.
*How desperate you are versus how much they want for them and the price they're asking.
*Whether the collection impresses you, or you want to impress others by saying you own them.
*Do they work and are complete with the correct mechanisms.
*Can you cherry pick (no pun) or is it necessary to buy them all.

As others have said above, there are some there I find more interesting than others, and I'd probably be down the bottom end having taken a slow walk past the others.

BP :cool: