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Find of the Month - August 2019

Started by Jim Stettler, July 31, 2019, 05:28:59 PM

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****Find of the Month August 2019**** Vote for 1

 countryman's czechoslovakian 1963  Tesla T58  About $33.50 USD delivered       German eBay  
4 (16.7%)
FABphones' early GPO dial No10, dated 1929 abou $24.32 USD
6 (25%)
 tubaman's 1959 GPO 706 with original Grebe cotton cord about $30.00 USD                    eBay
5 (20.8%)
 mentalstampede's apparently NOS NE233QF paystation $150 + $65.00 Shipping        Facebook
9 (37.5%)

Total Members Voted: 24

Jim Stettler

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, or 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 <--

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


While everyone else seems to be on holidays  ;) I'd like to nominate my czechoslovakian Tesla T58 phone built in 1963. I found it on the german Ebay classified site for 30 Euro delivered (around 33.5 $ US).
I posted about the phone in this thread


I will add please, this early GPO dial No10, dated 1929.

The enamel numberplate is in a really nice condition for almost a century old.

This early dial has the smaller dial label centre, are not easily found and often priced at three figures.
I was lucky to find this.

Thread here:
A collector of  'Monochrome Phones with Sepia Tones'   ...and a Duck!
Vintage Phones - 10% man made, 90% Tribble


Please may I add my 1959 GPO 706 with original Grebe cotton cord -

It seems 100% original but I am searching for a replacement case as it's cracked at the back.

It was an eBay purchase - - £25 total - about US$30.

This was the first year of manufacture of the 706 and I've never seen another (not even on here) with its original cloth cord, as they were very quickly replaced with plastic curled ones.


I'd like to nominate my apparently New Old Stock NE233QF paystation. I've never seen a 3-Slot in such good condition before; all original, unrestored, and never put into service! I found it on Facebook marketplace for $150 +shipping. Shipping cost set me back another $65, but I think it's worth it!

Thread here:
My name is Kenn, and I like telephones.

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Jim Stettler

The poll for August find of the month is ready.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

Jim Stettler

And the winning find is mentalstampede's apparently NOS NE233QF paystation $150 + $65.00 Shipping        Facebook
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.