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Find of The month-January 2020

Started by Jim Stettler, December 31, 2019, 11:11:07 AM

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****Find of the Month January 2020**** Vote for 1

phr34k5h0w's  FXO interface for my adit 600 channel bank  $60 free shipping                   eBay
3 (12%)
FABphones' matched pair of Thomson Houston 'Hangman' phones  cost + ship  $112 US
14 (56%)
Scott's Mettalic Gold Princess about $71.00 including shipping                                          eBay
5 (20%)
tubaman's AEP deskset about $34 US w/ shipping                                                            eBay
3 (12%)

Total Members Voted: 25

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.

Hill Haven Telephone Company

I scored on eBay

I've been hunting for an FXO interface for my Adit 600 Channel Bank   Ended up hitting the motherload and found 2 Adit 600s one with 3 FXO interfaces ($60 with free shipping) another with 5 and a quad T1 Card ($70 with free shipping). 

It'll be a great addition to my phone system here at home.   It was priced very fairly.


I would like to nominate FABphones' matched pair of Thomson Houston 'Hangman' phones that have been together at the same residence for decades. Both are in great condition for 100+ year old phones. Total cost (including shipping) was $112 US.

A discussion of the phone is posted at this link:


I would like to nominate my latest addition. Not the most smokin' deal but not too bad with a 554 like this selling two days ago for nearly $300.00.

Scott K.


Please may I nominate my AEP deskset.
This came from eBay - and was £21.87 + £5.00 P&P (about $34 US)
It was discussed here -
It's basically the same as a GPO 332 but with AEP markings and an ATM dial. This one still has the original transfer on the front. This is usually gone, and is what attracted me to it.

Jim Stettler

January Find of the Month poll is ready.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

Jim Stettler

And the winner is:
FABphones' matched pair of Thomson Houston 'Hangman' phones  cost + ship  $112 US
Congratulations on a really cool find.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.



Congrats, Fab!

Is this your first win? I can't remember.

Panasonic 308/616 Magicjack service


Merci to all who voted for these Parisian phones.  :)

Thanks Benny. I had a couple of lucky finds last year.   :D
A collector of  'Monochrome Phones with Sepia Tones'   ...and a Duck!
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