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Oliver Whales Target For To-Night allwin

Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:38 pm
by bryans fan
Am I missing something? This seems a tad dear to me. I have got used to Bryans making good money but £2,871 with one hour to go seems rather a lot of money! !PUZZLED!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Oliver-Whales-Tar ... perated_MJ

Re: Oliver Whales Allwin

Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:05 pm
by willborl
The seller says, "A kind ebay member has just advised me that there are only a couple of these machines in existence."

Is this true? It's in lovely condition and makes my mouth water !!YIPPEE!! , but I agree it's way over the top on price.

Re: Oliver Whales Allwin

Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:36 pm
by slotalot
This was Oliver Whales doing what he did best :D
He was cashing in on the publicity from the 1941 British propergander film of the same name that shows our boys in the RAF winning the war, it would have been made in a small batch due to the fact he was useing up surplus stock as most materials were on ration, some toy manufacturers also cashed in on the trend, things like the Target for Tonight board game from 1942. :tarah:
But as you say its still a lot of money !PUZZLED!

Re: Oliver Whales Allwin

Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:32 pm
by treefrog
Well I don't know what the record is, but this topped £4,600 :shock:

Very pretty machine and does not look the age it is...

Re: Oliver Whales Allwin

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:19 am
by rbrewerton
Now we know the going rate for Olly Whales allwins I am reluctantly planning to auction my chocolate machine. Apparently there are not many of them around now so I expect the bidding to be brisk up to the £3000 mark followed by a last minute surge with the lucky winning punter coming in with the £4600 lovely smackers with seconds to spare. My advice to all is to forget your Krugerands. Send off your gold to Cash Converters and invest in allwins, you know it makes sense. This time next year we'll be millionaires.

Re: Oliver Whales Allwin

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:48 am
by gameswat
Interesting to see that the buyer placed a higher bid than his winning $4600 a minute later, just to make sure he got it. So he was willing to pay more. Don't think it means a lot unless you own another example or something very close to it. I've seen many high prices set at auctions that just aren't repeated out in the real world. But I also know of a lot of record prices that were private deals that hardly anybody hears about. I don't believe there are any set values on secondhand objects - only whatever the seller and buyer can agree on that day is the value. Interest for antiques and vintage objects change every day like the waves on an ocean - something goes up in price and something else has to come down.

Re: Oliver Whales Allwin

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:15 pm
by bryans fan
I think that gameswat has summed it up perfectly, something is only worth what someone will pay for it. I know of another example of this machine, one sold at John Carters dispersal sale several years ago and made £1350. It appears to be different to the ebay one, so two exsist. I wonder if any more will surface now?

Re: Oliver Whales Allwin

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:47 pm
by john t peterson
A beautiful machine at a stunning price. It behooves me to reluctantly put the crown jewel of WWII machines, "Khyber Pass" up for grabs at the modest price of 4,800GBP. You can get the provenance of this fabulous machine from my article in the ARENA. (You are a member of the ARENA, aren't you?)

For the modest sum above, you get this truly one-of-a-kind machine HAND-DELIVERED to you by me so that I might feng-shei your collection (or in your case, BP, your garden) as well as prattle on about British coin-op over tea.

Don't delay! This offer expires just before I do.

J Peterson
Your British-American Wannabe

Re: Oliver Whales Allwin

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:32 pm
by gameswat
Must admit that formation of planes really does look bloody great. One of the nicest allwins I've ever seen. Though I can think of better ways to spend that much of my own cash.

Re: Oliver Whales Allwin

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:47 pm
by 13rebel
Quite right Gameswat-being ex RAF it had me running round the lounge, arms outspread rat-tat-tating at the Kentia palm, fortunately missing it. Fantastic machine but what a price!