Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Mills Slot Machine

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I found this machine at local flea market and am thinking about making an offer on it.  I have a lot of questions about it. It is from the UK because it says 1d. It looks similar to the mills extraordinaire but has some differences.  It also has numbers instead of fruit  on the reels. Can you look at the picture and verify the model? Also can you give a ballpark value assuming it does not work but all the parts are still there.Sorry the picture is not very good?

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Hi Tony,

This is the Mills Extraordinary slot machine, but in foreign coin. Here is the problem, it will always be in foreign coin unless you change the slides, slide posts, slide cover, coin tube, upper and lower payout fingers, coin escalator, reel disks and reel tapes. So it is not worth converting to U.S. coin. Overseas machines used the numbers and colors on the reel strips so that is a dead give away. Keeping that in mind, the parts are worth some money, the castings and back bonnet and tons of other stuff. So value in the U.S. as it is, I would have to guess that you should be able to get about 400.00 to 600.00 out of it in just parts or by selling the complete machine. I hope this gives you some idea of value. I will also e-mail you some information on the Extraordinary directly to the e-mail address, you sent your photo to of it.

Thanks Tony

Rodger Knutson
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I am an expert on old coin operated machines, slot machines, trade stimulator's, jukeboxes, old arcade machines, etc. I have been identifying these for people who respond to my web site listed below, for a few years now. In almost all cases I am able to tell them about their old coin operated machines, the year, the value, and other general information about their machines. I do not know much about soda vending machines, coin banks, or scales, but I will try to help you with these if I can. Please email photo's to: info@coinslots.com My web site is at: http://www.coinslots.com

Experience

I bought my first slot machine, a .50 Cent Mills Black Cherry in 1969 and have been hooked from that time, I still have that Slot machine! Before that I found a open barrel full of old scraped jukebox wall boxes behind a restaurant, I wanted them all but never took a one of them. Anything that took a coin drove me nuts!

Organizations
C.O.C.A. and other slot and coin operated machine groups, associations, groups, and clubs.

Publications
Many, the Coinslot magazine, always juken, Coin Slot Journal, Slot Box Collector, and others that I don’t remember at this time.

Education/Credentials
Graduated from Ballard High School in 1969, went to Edison Technical Collage for a couple of years taking welding and metal fabrication, tig, mig, heliarc, also arc and gas welding and fabrication. Then Apprenticed under a slot machine technician who worked in the slot machine industry Reno Nevada, and set up bar poker progressive machines in the casino's, and repaired machine and did the repairs on slot machine circuit boards there. He also was involved in the 2 hand dealer's market and bought and sold machines at the casinos auctions for the secondary market, which includes selling used machine overseas. I learned a ton from this man; he always had the correct answers and took the time to teach me the business. My interest and knowledge in other and older coin operated machine is for the most part, self-taught. It's been my passion from back in 1968 and before, my thirst for knowledge about these machines has kept me more interested over the years, and keeps me searching for more information even today. I have meet and talked to book authors on these machines, attended hundreds of coin operated shows and auctions, and I stay with that to this very day.

Awards and Honors
Take a look at my allexperts rating, and my guest book, links to these are at http://www.coinslots.com Also you can check my 100 percent rating on ebay, as I have been there with ebay from their day one, I am user coinslots at ebay. My other awards come from the very people that I deal with, I always make them happy, no matter what it takes, but they always are happy anyway as the countless thank you letters testify to me, so I know I am doing right, and the best I can. I have found so many hard to find parts for people, I hunt them down and don't stop until I find what is needed to get that customers machine running again and back to life, that is my main goal.

Past/Present Clients
Client privacy prevents this answer, as some are VIP and famous and I will not betray the trust.

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