Am I missing something here?

Discuss our on-site auctions and other slot machine auctions.
Post Reply
stoxman22
Posts: 88
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:18 am
Location: Cheshire

Am I missing something here?

Post by stoxman22 »

This Machine sold today for £1050 plus commission taking it to just over £1300. I was ready to bid and thought my 500 plus commission would seal it. Is is not just a Mills High top with a added front bit? Is it rare? I assumed it would be a copy as Brooklands is a UK interest.
Attachments
Hansons-170.jpg
pennymachines
Posts: 5471
Joined: Wed Nov 06, 2002 12:12 am
Location: The Black Country

Re: Am I missing something here?

Post by pennymachines »

It's a Tom Boland Brooklands conversion from a Mills bandit - see Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...
Used to be sniffed at by bandit collectors when I started, and for years after, but interest in them grew significantly over the last decade.
User avatar
coppinpr
Posts: 4354
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:01 pm
Location: Lewes, East Sussex
Contact:

Re: Am I missing something here?

Post by coppinpr »

I love them!! yet another slight variant I've not seen before ,what would be rare would be to find two exactly the same :D

https://www.penny-arcade.info/the-tom-boland-collection
User avatar
brigham
Posts: 857
Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:37 pm

Re: Am I missing something here?

Post by brigham »

I'm ready to take a few more Boland machines...

... but not at £1300!
User avatar
special when lit
Posts: 343
Joined: Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:46 pm
Location: Derby

Re: Am I missing something here?

Post by special when lit »

I was interested in that, as the auction wasn't far from me.
Unfortunately, my bid was woefully inadequate...
cheeky
Posts: 493
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:19 pm
Location: North East Essex

Re: Am I missing something here?

Post by cheeky »

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?
brianh
Posts: 168
Joined: Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:51 pm
Location: Portishead (UK)

Re: Am I missing something here?

Post by brianh »

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!!
User avatar
treefrog
Posts: 4102
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:46 pm
Location: Suffolk

Re: Am I missing something here?

Post by treefrog »

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\|
Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests