Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...

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special when lit
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Re: Am I missing something here?

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I was interested in that, as the auction wasn't far from me.
Unfortunately, my bid was woefully inadequate...
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Re: Am I missing something here?

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It will be interesting to see what happens to prices once the recession properly kicks-in. It's a great time to sell at the moment but methinks that it won't last for much longer. Thoughts for a penny?
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Agreed - as an example there's 10 Allwins in the Cottees auction in Poole in Dorset on Saturday but no way of going to see them so would have to rely on bidding blind. I sold one on eBay before Christmas but wouldn't risk it again now (especially as it took me 2 months to get a permit !!GRUMP!!
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I was also keen on this machine, as although I have the same machine already, this looked very untouched and original. Keeping fingers crossed new owner keeps as is |/XX\|
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Brooklands machine on Facebook

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Topic moved & merged - Site Admin.

In case anyone is interested, I noticed this on Facebook earlier:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 7224496338

It is not for me...
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Certainly got a price ticket attached for a seriously rough machine. Mechanism is rusted solid and cabinet falling apart. I guess they are hoping someone does not notice.

Thanks for sharing, but cash is king at the moment, especially when in your pocket. :lol:
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Re: Brooklands machine on Facebook

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They’re struggling to take a photo that’s in focus!
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I have often seen out of focus pics of machines geordy55 and think that in a lot of cases this is intentional so it makes it difficult to actually see what the real condition is like
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You might be right. If it were half the money, I would be cautious on this machine as I suspect the mechanism would need significant stripping and parts replaced, new strips and the cabinet is rotten and warped.

There was a Brooklands from a seller in Cornwall who had the below machine advertised on Facebook and eBay for the last 6 months. I think it has finally sold, but looked tidy for £500... I could not understand why it never went quicker. !PUZZLED!
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Re: Brooklands machine on Facebook

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geordy55 wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:29 pm They’re struggling to take a photo that’s in focus!
And that's after I put it through Photoshop's 'Sharpen More' filter!
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