Does anyone else think like me over the years that Bryans machines, although liked like other vintage amusement machines, are seen by some as a Rolls Royce in the vintage slots world and fetch really high prices.
Here is my reasoning behind what I have felt for many years. Despite the fact I have had quite a number of them over the years, I don't have any in my collection.
1/ They were made in similar numbers to Oliver Whales machines and at decimal currency the operators sold both on, getting rid at same rate, often as little as £4 each for an allwin.
The quality isn't often as high as some collectors state, esp. with cabinets... I know Whales machines were of poorer quality... getting the phrase 'Cheap and Cheerful' due to cheaply made but beautiful colourful backflashes!
2/ In my opinion I love the Bryans old penny cranes and the Elevenses but not the Fivewins, and find some of the Bryans machines rather boring compared with other vintage machines.
I find it REALLY DIFFICULT to go along with how many people selling Bryans machines often put dates from the '50s to '60s, when the machines they are selling were sometimes made after the decimal years, possibly up to the 1990s, when they were still being made in limited numbers.
Does anyone else feel a lot of Bryans stuff is overrated and one day will take a crashing of prices when they find a more realistic level??