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Old bandits can crop up anywhere!

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:33 pm
by coppinpr
I had a query on my www.penny-arcade.info web site from a man asking what sort of price would be fair for a Tom Boland film stars his friend was selling and he was thinking of buying. I'm at a bit of a loss to suggest a price seeing seller, buyer and machine are all in Australia. :o

I doubt Tom could have ever imagined that 70+ years after it was made one of his ABC (All Bits Combined) machines would crop up so far away :cool:
I'm keen to see a photo (if the guy buys it that is).

Re: Old bandits can crop up anywhere!

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:56 pm
by badpenny
I'm wary about valuing anything anywhere at the moment.
Lower end of the market machines are going through the roof while high end bandits, if anything are dipping.

We've seen this sort of pattern happen every 8 - 10 years since the mid 1990s.

BP :!?!:

Re: Old bandits can crop up anywhere!

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:28 am
by coppinpr
I agree and always steer clear of giving a value (especially in another country). I will offer advice about what affects the value, rarity, condition etc. and what to look out for when viewing. With this machine, I hadn't even seen a photo at that time. I have now and it turns out it's a rare one much like the one below.

Re: Old bandits can crop up anywhere!

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:12 pm
by badpenny
I do like that.

Re: Old bandits can crop up anywhere!

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:42 pm
by arrgee
What a 'lop-sided' design that is !

Re: Old bandits can crop up anywhere!

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:08 pm
by brigham
I'm guessing that it's made from a Jennings Little Duke, or Duchess.

Re: Old bandits can crop up anywhere!

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:23 pm
by treefrog
This is already in the Bolands thread and as mentioned there has a Mills QT handle, so anyone’s guess on internals.

In terms of the point around pricing, they are all over the place at the moment and I think BP is right, higher end machines seem to be going a lot cheaper than before and middle and lower end stuff a little higher. Two Brookland Racers sold recently for £1000 and £1100 respectively, which I would argue is a more realistic price, but a year ago double.

Today two bargains, online in Glasgow, a personality tester for £120 and the Elektromat Gunter Wulff machines rare for £150....... one of those Elektromat sold on eBay last year for £550


Go figure how to price things these days !PUZZLED!

Re: Old bandits can crop up anywhere!

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:23 pm
by treefrog
treefrog wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:23 pm
This is already in the Bolands thread and as mentioned there has a Mills QT handle, so anyone’s guess on internals.

In terms of the point around pricing, they are all over the place at the moment and I think BP is right, higher end machines seem to be going a lot cheaper than before and middle and lower end stuff a little higher. Two Brookland Racers sold recently for £1000 and £1100 respectively, which I would argue is a more realistic price, but a year ago double.

Today two bargains, online in Glasgow, a personality tester for £120 and the Elektromat Gunter Wulff machines rare for £150....... one of those Elektromat sold on eBay last year for £550


Go figure how to price things these days !PUZZLED!
Edited as the Elektromat is already on eBay for £500...... I did consider, but these days avoiding anything with electricity as can’t be trusted. Also when I looked at the pictures of mechanism the auctioneer sent me, I was concerned things had been played with and missing. Also the addition of a pencil to form part of the workings may have been a clue :HaHa:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-arca ... SwPbBfmuub
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