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Started by Stephen Furley, August 04, 2009, 05:42:30 PM

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Contempra

Exact. It takes all the normal beauty of a phone and it is not cute at all

Denis

Matilo Telephones

Arab? Indian?

Custum home made job? Anybody recognize the dial?
Groeten,

Arwin

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TelePlay

#347
It's a painted, not swirled, AE. More photos at the link, while it lasts. Starting bid asked is $50.00 plus $17.75 shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Swirl-Painted-1950s-Telephone-/231115990185
( dead link 06-16-21 )

Matilo Telephones

Wow, quite a hippy Phone. Pity the colors of the body and handset do not match. I wonder how they got that effect.
Groeten,

Arwin

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twocvbloke

Looks like it's been painted by use of swirl painting, basically put, you paint the phone with primer, you have a tank of water onto which you slosh a load of oil-based dye or paint on the water's surface, then swirl it about a bit to create some pretty pattens, then dip the parts in, lift the out and admire your work... :)

Doesn't always look good though, some people can go a bit overboard with how many colours they use, like with this phone... :o

twocvbloke

Burn it!!! Burn it before it exists any longer!!! :o

Contempra

beurrrrrrrrrrk !  I won't tell you what I think about this crazy.... lady gaga.. This is not all the world who likes this kind of decoration, there is nothing pretty in it, this is my own opinion ;)
Denis

TelePlay

The "Hideous Phone" collection is now up to 67 phones. You can see them all in the order they were found right --> Here <--

TelePlay

#353
Make that 68 with this gem just listed on eBay for $72.25 BIN with free shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310820057178

Matilo Telephones

I have absolutely no doubt that there are people who are willing to pay that for this phone.

But it surely is one for the Hideous catalogue.


Groeten,

Arwin

Check out my telephone website: http://www.matilo.eu/?lang=en

And I am on facebook too: www.facebook.com/matilosvintagetelephones

old_stuff_hound

Quote from: twocvbloke on December 14, 2013, 07:08:31 AM
Burn it!!! Burn it before it exists any longer!!! :o

Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

TelePlay

Quote from: Matilo Telephones on December 14, 2013, 05:04:01 PM
I have absolutely no doubt that there are people who are willing to pay that for this phone. But it surely is one for the Hideous catalogue.

For the record, this is how it works.

tallguy58

#357
Here's the same phone minus the rhinestones for $19.

http://gadget.brando.com/super-model-telephone_p01152c038d00.html
( dead link 05-10-21 )

Y'know....for $19, it's awfully tempting.

Lets put it this way, stick this phone in amongst your others and everyone will notice it!

Cheers........Bill

twocvbloke

Just don't hang it on the wall or it'll start sagging over time... :D

Matilo Telephones

I collect red telephones, so I probably can justify buying it to the wife.
Groeten,

Arwin

Check out my telephone website: http://www.matilo.eu/?lang=en

And I am on facebook too: www.facebook.com/matilosvintagetelephones