Classic Rotary Phones Forum

Telephone Talk => Flea Market/Yard Sale/Antique Store Finds => Topic started by: CanadianGuy on December 30, 2019, 09:18:12 AM

Title: Kijiji Winnipeg "Vintage Telephones - Rotary, Push Button, 1940's - 1990's"
Post by: CanadianGuy on December 30, 2019, 09:18:12 AM
"Large collection of vintage telephones, ranging from early 1900's to 1990's. Including black, white, beige, pink, blue. Rotary dial and push button. Most have been tested and working, some have not been tested. More available than the pictures show. Unique mid century modern home d├ęcor, or perfect for film, tv, theatre prop. $25 each. From clean, smoke free home.

Key words: phone, phones, telephone, telephones, mid century, bakelite, rotary, push button, 1990's, 1980's, 1970's, 1960's, 1950's, 1940's, vintage, antique, industrial, steampunk, upcycle."

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-art-collectibles/winnipeg/vintage-telephones-rotary-push-button-1940s-1990s/1468738741

I messaged him to mention the forum. He replied "Thanks for letting me know I appreciate that. I collected them for awhile but now I'm selling the whole collection. Thanks again"

;D
Title: Re: Kijiji Winnipeg "Vintage Telephones - Rotary, Push Button, 1940's - 1990's"
Post by: CanadianGuy on January 01, 2020, 08:22:08 PM
So I've been chatting with this seller, and it sounds like they aren't going anywhere fast since "they are all now boxed up in the garage (and too cold to work in there right now, lol). Maybe in spring I'll take individual pics and post again :)"

So I asked if they'd consider selling them as a lot. They replied "Not sure of the price for all, but I would be open to offers. They are taking up space right now, so I would be happy to sell them all at once. What were you thinking? I have a variety of rotary and push button mostly in black and white colours. Some I've tested and are working, some I haven't tested. Do you have a price in mind you would be comfortable paying? And I won't get offended by whatever you offer"

Thoughts? I'm sure he probably doesn't want $16k 🤣
Title: Re: Kijiji Winnipeg "Vintage Telephones - Rotary, Push Button, 1940's - 1990's"
Post by: guitar1580 on January 14, 2020, 01:15:57 AM
Looks like good deals to me at $25.  In that first pic of 4 phones, I'd pay $25 each for the white hardwired 2500 (since mine is modular), and the black bakelite phone on the wooden crate behind it.  Of course, ya never know about the dreaded shipping bill.  It's a killer for lots of deals.
Title: Re: Kijiji Winnipeg "Vintage Telephones - Rotary, Push Button, 1940's - 1990's"
Post by: Jim Stettler on January 14, 2020, 01:23:57 AM
Quote from: guitar1580 on January 14, 2020, 01:15:57 AM
Looks like good deals to me at $25.  In that first pic of 4 phones, I'd pay $25 each for the white hardwired 2500 (since mine is modular), and the black bakelite phone on the wooden crate behind it.  Of course, ya never know about the dreaded shipping bill.  It's a killer for lots of deals.
I been doing this a long time. $50.00 for all  with local pick-up.It  is  generous from  my standpoint.

If I sound cheap then contact me for some great deals on my common phones. I am serious.
Jim