"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Sargeguy, December 17, 2014, 11:57:20 PM
Quote from: Sargeguy on December 18, 2014, 12:30:27 AMThese look like obvious clumsy fakes. The Bell Telephone System???
Quote from: Sargeguy on December 17, 2014, 11:57:20 PMThere seem to be a lot of old badges turning up on eBay lately so I decided to start this topic in order to discuss them. I know little about badges, except that are frequently faked. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable than I can chime in.
Quote from: Sargeguy on December 18, 2014, 12:07:23 AMSouthern California Telephone CompanyWe have three different badges from a small telephone company that appeared at the same time from three different sellers. They have different manufacturers marks on the back. These all look legit to me, and two are sold by well known collectors.
Quote from: Sargeguy on December 18, 2014, 04:12:34 PMWhat do you think of the Southern Mass ones? It seems odd that there are 9 consecutively numbered badges, but then why are they mismatched? If they are fake one would assume they would all be the same exact pattern. Why not stamp all of them with the John Robbins MFG logo?