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Overview: The "Find of the Month" on the Classic Rotary Phones Forum

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AE_Collector:
A "Find of the Month" is a telephone or a related item that you acquired during the month that you are particularly excited about either because of its rarity, the difficulty you had in trying to find it for your collection or the exceptional "deal" that you got on it. Other than that, any discussion of or comments about the nominated phone are not allowed, FOTM nominations only. As stated below, “Ideally your item would be (first) posted in its own thread elsewhere on the forum” and if so, “the forum link if discussed in another topic” is to be included in the nomination reply.

If a significant discussion of a nominated phone starts in a FOTM topic, it will be moved to a new “discussion” topic in the appropriate board and if not, then simply removed.

The "Find of the Month" contest is focused on the collection of telephones rather than on their sale for a profit. To be eligible for the "Find of the Month" contest:

- The finder must have personally acquired and actually own the item.
- The item can be acquired for free but it can not be a gift or present from anyone.
- The item (or any of its components) cannot be put up for sale during the contest period.
- Only one "Find" per owner can be in a "Find of the Month" contest.


A Nomination Should Include:

1) where and/or how the item was found.
2) the price & shipping cost.
3) the forum link to the topic discussing the find.
4) the eBay link if won there.
5) other information of importance about the find (why the item is very important to you for any reason).
6) and one or two pictures of the item.


Ideally your item would be posted in its own thread elsewhere on the forum such as "Auction Talk", "Flea Market/Yard Sale Finds" or "Collectors Corner" Board. Then you or anyone else can nominate your "Find" to the Current "Find of the Month" thread by posting at least one picture and other details including the price paid, any shipping costs and a link to the original discussion on the forum. It is not a requirement that your find be posted elsewhere on the forum but the more details the better.

Nominations of phones listed in other forum discussion topics, by members that do not own the item but realize it is indeed a "find" worthy of being nominated as a "Find of the Month" candidate, are always welcome.

Please pick your best "Find" to submit for the month limiting your entry to one phone or one "Find" that might include limited multiple items. If you have already entered for the month and come up with something even better either submit your new find indicating that it replaces your previous entry OR you can enter your new Find in next months contest.

To check out a list of all past winners including the Find of the YEAR winners, click here:
          --> Winner's List <--

TelePlay has grabbed pictures of all of the "Find of the Month" winners since we started this back in 2010 and he has put them into albums on forum. Thanks John.  To check them out, click here:
          --> Photo Album <--


Terry

AE_Collector:
A few notes on the "Find of the Month" for its first year October 2010 through September 2011:

With this month's voting underway for October 2011 we are starting the second year of the "Find of the Month." In the first year (October 2010 through September 2011) we voted on 53 phones and/or phone items in total over the 12 months and we had a total of 221 votes for these items. That is an average of 4 1/2 items per month and 18 1/2 votes per month.

Most ever items in a month is 9 in January 2011
Most ever votes (coincidentally the same month) is 27

Least ever number of items 2 in December 2010
Least ever votes (coincidentally the same month) is 9

There were some terrific finds for the start of our second year. Check out the October 2011 Find of the Month" and place your vote. Lets try to exceed the previous record number of 27 votes from January of this year.

Terry

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Current "Find of the Month" summary from its inception (October 2010) through September 2014
          (47 polls - no poll in May, 2012)

          303 -- Total number of phones, phone items or groups of phones nominated
            14 -- Highest number of nominations in any month  (March 2013)
              2 -- Lowest number of nomination in any month  (December 2010)
         6.45 -- Average number of nomination per month

       1,160 -- Total number of members who voted
            37 -- Highest number of voters in any month  (March 2014)
              7 -- Lowest number of voters in any month  (November 2010)
       24.68 -- Average number of voters per month
  100.00% -- Highest voting percentage of total possible votes in any month  (January 2011)
    72.38% -- Lowest voting percentage of total possible votes in any month  (March 2014)

       2,072 -- Total possible number of votes that could have been cast
       1,829 -- Total number of votes actually cast (some members did not vote all possible votes in a month)
    88.27% -- Percentage of total possible votes cast
          101 -- Highest number of votes in any month  (March 2013)
              7 -- Lowest number of votes in any month  (November 2010)
       38.91 -- Average number of votes per month

          641 -- Total number of votes cast for the winner
            24 -- Highest number of votes cast for the winner  (March 2013)
              6 -- Lowest number of votes cast for the winner  (February 2011)
       13.64 -- Average number of votes cast for the winner
  100.00% -- Highest winning percentage in any month  (November & December 2010)
    22.60% -- Lowest winning percentage in any month  (November 2013)
    41.45% -- Average winning percentage in any month

          365 -- Total number of votes cast for 2nd place
            16 -- Highest number of votes cast for 2nd place  (February 2014)
              1 -- Lowest number of votes cast for 2nd place  (May 2011)
         7.77 -- Average number of votes cast for 2nd place 
   36.40% -- Highest 2nd place percentage in any month  (February 2014)
      7.77% -- Lowest 2nd place percentage in any month  (May 2011)
    21.38% -- Average 2nd place percentage in any month

Fabius:
Can the find of the month be a scarce phone but bought at the current price for such a phone?  Thanks.

tallguy58:
As far as I know, anything can qualify.

HarrySmith:
Yes, anything. Especially rare, unusual or hard to find.
Even if it is just a plain phone you have been searching for to fill a hole in your collection.

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