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Re: WW1 and WW2 related machines

Postby woody » Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:58 am

Thanks for posting the photo of the Allies Flags - great looking machine.

All the best

Woody

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Re: WW1 and WW2 related machines

Postby nobby.pennytoy » Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:50 pm

Hi Woody,
You're welcome. Please note. it is not the 'Allies Flags' as miss-quoted in the Automatic Pleasures book, but is actually 'The Conquerors Flags'
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Re: WW1 and WW2 related machines

Postby woody » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:27 pm

Here is a photo of my latest purchase. It is Airplane by BMC. Are there any more War time / War theme machines out there to add to the list?

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Re: WW1 and WW2 related machines

Postby john t peterson » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:40 pm

Woody,

That is a terrific looking BM Co. allwin. It appears to have the original topflash which is an added bonus. All too many of them were lost over the years. Your game is also an autopay machine which only adds to the rarity and value. You have a wonderful game in this one.

I am still planning on writing an article on British games with a war theme or from the war years. I've just finished an article on imports to the British market and will get to the war games in short order. I will post something here when the article is completed.

Kind regards,

John Peterson USA

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Re: WW1 and WW2 related machines

Postby JC » Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:00 am

Yes, nice machine Woody. And as John says, it's always an added bonus to find a BMCo machine with it's top flash. However, I have serious doubts as to whether it's original. The artwork within certainly doesn't look new, but the whole thing just looks wrong. These larger top flashes were normally found on the much larger (non allwin) BMCo wall machines - the relatively small allwins had smaller top flashes, which were very 'squat' in height.
Can anyone else confirm whether the small BMCo allwins were ever fitted with large top flashes?

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Re: WW1 and WW2 related machines

Postby arrgee » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:35 am

Like it Woody, reminds me of this machine a few months ago on ebay, advertised as a BMco war time allwin, not sure if it is, looks quite a nice machine, unfortunately didn't have the funds available at the time to purchase. :cry:

Has anyone out there seen this before ?

I look forward to your war games article John.

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Re: WW1 and WW2 related machines

Postby woody » Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:32 pm

Hi All,

I think the top flash on the Airplane is a later addition and not original.
Like the ebay machine - I have one like it - Photo attached.

Thanks for posting the photos.

Best Wishes,

Woody.
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Re: WW1 and WW2 related machines

Postby woody » Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:03 pm

Arrgee

Forgot to ask - can you recall how much the machine sold for on ebay please?

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Re: WW1 and WW2 related machines

Postby arrgee » Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:10 pm

Can't remember what it went for Woody.

Your machine looks identical, even down to the shape and size of the two chip marks on the inside of the glass on the left, between the runners (the vendor told me they were chip marks when I enquired). I suspect it is the very machine, perhaps you subsequently bought it from the person who won it on ebay?.

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Richard

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Re: WW1 and WW2 related machines

Postby woody » Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:34 pm

Ah - Could be, but my machine has the red white and blue circular decal and no top flash - so I am not sure now...

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