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Find of the Month June 2022

Started by Jim Stettler, June 01, 2022, 08:58:38 PM

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 Poll Find of the Month -     June 2022  *** Vote for two***

Budavox's Japanese type 600 phone with  calculator                        about $14 USD  Instagram
LarryInMichigan's  Red AE 40 with gold trim                                                 $50 total    FB market
tubaman's T&N Maingau 46 manual deskset.                                    about     $27 total eBay
AdamAnt316's 1969/1978 two-tone transparent IC based WE Trimline          $10.00 flea market

Voting closes: July 09, 2022, 02:54:56 AM

Jim Stettler

Please review the overview for FOTM before nominating a phone'.
This helps keep the contest fair and consistent for everyone.


Post your "Find of the Month" here.

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 Shall 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 <--

Jim S.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.


Hello, I would like to nominate my Japanese type 600 phone with an integrated calculator. I got this from a seller on instagram for ~27 USD for two telephones, shipping included.

I've seen one before, really curious what's behind it (would a phone current power a calculator??) and now I got it in good condition with a good deal.

Link to thread:

Doug Rose

I'd like to nominate Larry's stunning Red AE 40 with the perfect gold trim.

$50 delivered.  What an breathtaking find!.....Doug


Please may I nominate my T&N Maingau 46 manual deskset. An eBay purchase for £17 + £4.80 P&P (about US$27 total) -
It's the first manual version I've seen of one of these so am pleased to add it to my collection.


I would like to nominate my 1969/1978 Western Electric Trimline phone in two-tone transparent plastic, which I bought at a flea market for $10:


I don't know if its too late? but I think Doug's Hong Kong Rotary phone is just amazing plus he got a remarkable deal and I'd nominate it.

Jim Stettler

Dou'sg find was at the end of May.
Since the July contest is already posted I have decided to not allow this entry.

This is to keep things fair and equal for everyone.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

Jim Stettler

The Find of the Month June 2022 Poll is now open.
It is a 5 day poll.
Vote for up to 2.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.