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Find of The month-December 2019

Started by Jim Stettler, December 01, 2019, 11:28:32 AM

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 Find of the Month - December 2019  *** Vote for ONE ***

Babybearjs's RED 564 $76.00                                                                                          eBay
3 (13.6%)
Spanish_phones' 1975 Northern Telecom Kari-Phone, wireless rotary 2500 about $11.19 US pick up
8 (36.4%)
FABphones' Picart Lebas Type 24 Price including shipping $77
8 (36.4%)
countryman's French AOIP Model 1910 "Marty"  45.20$ US altogether.                                  eBay
3 (13.6%)

Total Members Voted: 22

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, 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 <--

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


here you guys go!


1975 Northern Telecom Kari-Phone, wireless rotary 2500 for dissabled people.


OK, lets try this again.... my entry, My first RED 564

Here's my entry.... 12 years later....
1. found Item on E-Bay
2. Paid $76.00 too much in my opinion.
3. completes my 'RED" collection, 1 Touch-tone key set, and 1 Rotary.
4. has a matching green phone, same series shell design.
5. question.... should this phone be left all red, or 2 tone? (green-Red, Black-Red)?
6. where to use it?

Jim Stettler

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


This is a phone I have been hoping to find for quite some time. A Picart Lebas Type 24. Paris.

This model has a nice cradle, with its original metal column and Bakelite handset. Received in good condition, no damage, it polished up nicely. Price including shipping $77.

Link to thread:
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I'd please like to nominate my French AOIP Model 1910 "Marty" for December. It arrived on the last day of November and it took me some time to check it out, so I hope it is OK in the December contest.
Here is the link to the original post.
I won it in in this eBay auction:, the price was 34.50 € + 5.95 shipping, 40.45 € or 45.20$ US altogether.

Jim Stettler

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

Jim Stettler

It is a tie. Tonight I will run a short run-off poll to determine the December winner.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

Jim Stettler

Tonight (Thursday) I will get the brun-off poll together. Find of Year Poll on Saturday.
Sorry for the delay,
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.