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Telephone Talk => Auction Talk => The CRPF Special Auction Contests! => Topic started by: TelePlay on June 01, 2021, 02:57:13 PM

Title: SA 29: Golf Ball Candlestick Telephone (circa 1900/04) No1(AF) - Ended 06-06-21
Post by: TelePlay on June 01, 2021, 02:57:13 PM
New and not so new forum members are very welcome and encouraged to take a guess. There are no wrong guesses, just one lucky guess. No one knows the winning bid on any auction until it ends. However, it is important to get your guess in before someone else grabs your guess.

Thanks to FABphones for a link to this auction.

New guesses must be at least £10.00 away from any prior guess.

Everyone is entitled to one (1) guess revision as long as it is posted in a reply at least 24 hours prior to the eBay auction ending.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203474581014?_trksid=p2471758.m4703

Seller Description:  "This is a one of the earliest and rarest examples of a Candlestick Telephone. In need of restoration (Please see all the photographs). Believed to be made by "WESTERN ELECTRIC." It has No 1 impressed around the mouth piece. With all original parts and paint work. I believe dating to around 1900 - 1904. A very sought after telephone for the collector of such items. After doing some research, this appears to be the Holy Grail of Candlestick telephones with the added advantage of being a golf ball type No1. Very solid and heavy, weighing just under 2 kilos"

This is started as a "special rules" no winner contest, the best guesser will not be included in the CRPF Auction Contest Hall of Fame or be counted in the CRPF Contest Standings as a win. This one is just for fun, but the best guesser will take a place in the Special Auction Contest Standings (http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=13212.msg138775#msg138775).


S C O R E B O A R D

(currently 1 £ (Pound Sterling) is about $1.41 US)

£  1,450.00 - phonium ( 6 )
£  1,700.00 - FABphones  ( 7 )
£  1,852.00 - tubaman  ( 8 )
£  2,000.00 - Jim Stettler  ( 9 )**
£  2,564.50 - TelePlay  ( 10 )
£  3,129.00 - Scott  ( 5 )
£  3,250.00 - HarrySmith  ( 1 )  Winner
£  4,000.00 - Jim Stettler  ( 2 )
£  4,250.00 - Pourme  ( 4 )
£  4,500.00 - wds  ( 3 )


Early Morning Auction Status

05-27-21     Listed       £        0.99
05-28-21     4 bids       £      60.00
05-29-21   12 bids       £    170.00
05-30-21   35 bids       £    850.00
05-31-21   41 bids       £ 1,020.00  (13 bidders)
06-01-21   41 bids       £ 1,020.00  (13 bidders)
06-02-21   41 bids       £ 1,020.00  (13 bidders)
06-03-21   42 bids       £ 1,050.00  (13 bidders)
06-04-21   42 bids       £ 1,050.00  (13 bidders)
06-05-21   42 bids       £ 1,060.00  (12 bidders)
06-06-21   43 bids       £ 1,120.00  (13 bidders) 
Ended at 7:24:57pm BST:  Sold for £3,666.99, 14 bidders, 46 bids -- ($5,170.45 USD)
Title: Re: SA 29: Golf Ball Candlestick Telephone (circa 1900/04) No1(AF) - Ends 06-06-21
Post by: HarrySmith on June 01, 2021, 05:03:32 PM
Do we guess in Dollars or Euros? Since they are not shipping to the US I guess it will be Euros.

£3,250.00

Title: Re: SA 29: Golf Ball Candlestick Telephone (circa 1900/04) No1(AF) - Ends 06-06-21
Post by: TelePlay on June 01, 2021, 05:33:38 PM
Quote from: HarrySmith on June 01, 2021, 05:03:32 PM
Do we guess in Dollars or Euros? Since they are not shipping to the US I guess it will be Euros.

UK eBay post Brexit uses Pounds Sterling. Not Euros or US dollars. FABphones or any other member on the other side of the pond can verify or clarify my understanding.
Title: Re: SA 29: Golf Ball Candlestick Telephone (circa 1900/04) No1(AF) - Ends 06-06-21
Post by: FABphones on June 01, 2021, 05:46:33 PM
U.K. currency pre and post Brexit is Pounds Sterling.
£

:)
Title: Re: SA 29: Golf Ball Candlestick Telephone (circa 1900/04) No1(AF) - Ends 06-06-21
Post by: HarrySmith on June 01, 2021, 05:56:09 PM
OK. My bad :o
Title: Re: SA 29: Golf Ball Candlestick Telephone (circa 1900/04) No1(AF) - Ends 06-06-21
Post by: Jim Stettler on June 01, 2021, 06:11:49 PM
currently 1 pound sterling is $1.41 US
Title: Re: SA 29: Golf Ball Candlestick Telephone (circa 1900/04) No1(AF) - Ends 06-06-21
Post by: Jim Stettler on June 01, 2021, 06:16:00 PM
 £4,000.00
Title: Re: SA 29: Golf Ball Candlestick Telephone (circa 1900/04) No1(AF) - Ends 06-06-21
Post by: wds on June 02, 2021, 05:24:26 PM
£4,500.00
Title: Re: SA 29: Golf Ball Candlestick Telephone (circa 1900/04) No1(AF) - Ends 06-06-21
Post by: Pourme on June 02, 2021, 07:37:26 PM
~

4.250.00
Title: Re: SA 29: Golf Ball Candlestick Telephone (circa 1900/04) No1(AF) - Ends 06-06-21
Post by: Scott on June 02, 2021, 08:27:13 PM
3129.00

Scott K.
Title: Re: SA 29: Golf Ball Candlestick Telephone (circa 1900/04) No1(AF) - Ends 06-06-21
Post by: phonium on June 02, 2021, 10:06:09 PM
£1450.00
Title: Re: SA 29: Golf Ball Candlestick Telephone (circa 1900/04) No1(AF) - Ends 06-06-21
Post by: FABphones on June 05, 2021, 02:40:42 PM
£1700
Title: Re: SA 29: Golf Ball Candlestick Telephone (circa 1900/04) No1(AF) - Ends 06-06-21
Post by: tubaman on June 05, 2021, 03:48:22 PM
£1852
Title: Re: SA 29: Golf Ball Candlestick Telephone (circa 1900/04) No1(AF) - Ends 06-06-21
Post by: Jim Stettler on June 05, 2021, 06:12:12 PM
Quote from: Jim Stettler on June 01, 2021, 06:16:00 PM
£4,000.00
Revised to £2,000.
Jim
Title: Re: SA 29: Golf Ball Candlestick Telephone (circa 1900/04) No1(AF) - Ends 06-06-21
Post by: TelePlay on June 05, 2021, 09:12:33 PM
£ 2,564.50
Title: Re: SA 29: Golf Ball Candlestick Telephone (circa 1900/04) No1(AF) - Ended 06-06-21
Post by: TelePlay on June 06, 2021, 03:36:53 PM
Congrats to HarrySmith on the win.

It seems that the ability to have cords come out the front of the phone base do indeed increase the value of a phone, and Jack Ryan was right on the money saying in the phone's discussion topic it would sell for a "pretty penny."

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=25274.msg249003#msg249003
Title: Re: SA 29: Golf Ball Candlestick Telephone (circa 1900/04) No1(AF) - Ended 06-06-21
Post by: Doug Rose on June 06, 2021, 07:15:12 PM
Quote from: TelePlay on June 06, 2021, 03:36:53 PM


It seems that the ability to have cords come out the front of the phone base do indeed increase the value of a phone

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=25274.msg249003#msg249003
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