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Re: Oliver Whales Allwin

Postby arrgee » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:17 pm

John, I would willingly pay for your hand delivered machine at £4600 on the condition that I provide your accommodation for one week at the exceedingly good rate of only £3100, tea and biscuits are of course extra.

Incidentally John, we tend not to use the word 'Khyber' too often over here as it refers to the area of ones anatomy that evacuates foul malodorous air from ones bowels.

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Re: Oliver Whales Allwin

Postby treefrog » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:28 pm

Well, the first one has set a standard which other hope they be able to follow - Rare Victory Ball now on, already rising rapidly.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RARE-OLIVER-WHALE ... perated_MJ
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Re: Oliver Whales Allwin

Postby pennymachines » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:29 am

When I bought this machine it did not have a top flash. I have only seen 2 others and neither did they, but I saw an old photo where one did. Also in Carter's book on page 9 you can see one. I had a pediment made to the same design and had it stained to match the colour of the cabinet and a professional artist copy the top flash.
Has anyone else seen a marquee like this on an OW allwin? The one on my Victory Ball is identical to the one on JP's Khyber Pass (previous page of this thread). Although the Victory Ball pictured on page 9 of Carter's book is cropped at the top, the marquee appears to be the same as the Target Tonight - similar again to the smaller games, but with an extra step at the base.
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Re: Oliver Whales Allwin

Postby jingle » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:48 am

Just got back from a 6 day stint and checked my emails.
Oliver Whales Target for Tonight £4600 !!CHEERS!!
Then I looked at the bidding pattern !PUZZLED!

The highest bidder has 66% of his history with this bidder and his feedback is 700 plus.

What's going on there?
Or is that 66% of the bidding on the item :woops:
I offered him £750 !!HIDING!!

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Re: Oliver Whales Allwin

Postby coin-op » Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:54 am

It's definitely not 66% of his 700 bids (though with ebay, I guess that is sometimes the case :tut ). It's something like 66% of his bidding history over the last 30 day :didact: s.
I'd have seen this as a very nice buy for £750, but wouldn't have been seeing it as anywhere near the final price !OMFG! .

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Re: Oliver Whales Allwin

Postby woody » Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:47 pm

Hi Guys

I can assure you it was a straightforward honest sale. The price shocked me a touch, but I was also offered £4.5k outside of the ebay process for the machine.

All the best
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Re: Oliver Whales Allwin

Postby pennymachines » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:23 pm

Congratulations Woody on a nice result for a nice machine, and well done for not accepting bids outside the auction.

I agree with Gameswa - a game's sale price may bear no relation to previous estimates, being decided on the day by just how much two or more people are determined to own it.

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Re: Oliver Whales Allwin

Postby daveslot » Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:21 pm

How come the third WW2 allwin, ebay item no.280551957413, only fetched £797? Seems cheap compared to the others and is just as rare.
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Re: Oliver Whales Allwin

Postby gameswat » Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:52 pm

That BMCo Fleet Air Arm allwin was definately not as rare, I had one and I've seen a handful of others. It seems to me to be the most common of the four different versions. Interesting but not a very exciting game to look at or play I have to say. The artwork is hand stencilled and sprayed suggesting very low production. And all the four versions seem to have slightly different case styles of recycled wood which also suggests they were made in batches with different art for each new batch.

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Re: Oliver Whales Allwin

Postby bill » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:24 pm

daveslot wrote:How come the third WW2 allwin, ebay item no.280551957413, only fetched £797? Seems cheap compared to the others and is just as rare.
:tut It was my machine that made £797... well it may have made that, but the high bidder did not pay me (well he gave me a drink).
Now I know this is nothing out of the ordinary on ebay not to pay... but you would think a fellow collector would pay, especially when he had just sold his own machine on ebay for £4600. Anyway, I won't mention any names.


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