Mills Poinsettia identified

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tonyt
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Mills Poinsettia identified

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Hi everyone,
My Dad passed away last year and we have found this in the loft. Does anyone on here have any idea:
1. What it is? Make, model, year of manufacture etc..
2. Value? It’s not in working order.
3. If selling, where is the best place to advertise? Specialist auction sites or eBay.
Any help would be appreciated.
Tony
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So that’s a Mills Poinsettia. I’d be interested in that myself potentially although I know little about them - see my post about a first bandit from just a few hours back. As for value in current condition there are those in here who might be able to give a steer.
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Assuming you are UK based and assuming machine is complete, prices for poinsettia’s have been in last 5 years between £500 and £800.

Age, late 20’s

Where to seek, you can advertise on this site or there is a specialist site operated by Elephant House Auctions at www.colcon.uk who have a wide collector following. eBay will remove these items if discovered

Is it a 3D machine…..perhaps a picture of the rear may help advise. Also these often had damaged castings as thin and brittle, especially on top
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The condition it's in is just what collectors look for and I doubt there is much wrong with the workings, as tom says a specialist site would be best for selling.
if your interested to know more about the machine and the company that made it take a look here
https://www.penny-arcade.info/the-mills-collection
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Definitely my type of machine.
I'm a sucker for anything on thre'penny bit.
Nice to see an original example. They mostly have add-on jackpot fronts, by Pace or Rockola.
A lot of Tom Boland re-vamps started out like this.
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A lot of Tom Boland re-vamps started out like this.
only in as much as he reused the mechs from these and many other models surely
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coppinpr wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:08 am
A lot of Tom Boland re-vamps started out like this.
only in as much as he reused the mechs from these and many other models surely
If you look carefully at the Boland re-vamps, you can often see the wooden base and sides of the original case, the sides being either cut-down or extended to fit the new castings.
There's a clear example in Braithwaite, if you don't happen to have one at hand.
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Thanks, everyone for the info and advice.
Really appreciate the help.
When I decide to sell, I’ll post on this site so anyone interested can bid.
Thanks, again.
Tony
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Re: Mills Poinsettia identified

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Hi everyone,
i've put this up for sale on ebay - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/234234183669
£399 starting bid.
Thanks, again.
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