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

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Quote from: CanadianGuy on October 14, 2017, 09:19:20 AM
Neat! Thanks for the info :) should I leave it or edit my post?

I would leave it. Nothing wrong at looking at a "good" hideous phone. :)

TelePlay

Quote from: CanadianGuy on October 14, 2017, 09:19:20 AM
Neat! Thanks for the info :) should I leave it or edit my post?

Leave it. I just replied so people can learn, as I did years ago about TeleConcept phones.

I left my post up around page 15 where I made the same call. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and profit is in the pocket of the company who sees a need and produces an item that sells well. And in some cases, really hideous phones are almost collectible since they are rare, as is this one. I haven't seen a Periscope on eBay of years.

finkmac

Quote from: CanadianGuy on October 13, 2017, 09:22:17 PM
More stuff seen online.

Haha, I've seen these around. Tacky as heck, and they seem to be "marketing" to very specific audiences. A blue jays fan looking for a rotary phone with blue jays colours? I'm not convinced.
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AE_Collector

Quote from: TelePlay on October 14, 2017, 09:05:21 AM
I made the same mistake a long time ago thinking it was a hack home brew project. Yes, may be hideous but it is actually a "Periscope" style phone by TeleConcepts.

I always sort of compared the TeleConcept phones with the ATC phones and wondered what the designers at TeleConcepts were smoking.....

Terry

PINKBOY1006

#664
As my first post I give you a hideous phone! https://www.ebay.com/itm/142587704670
( dead link 05-21-21 )

$75 for this monstrosity.

AL_as_needed

The stars almost distract from the fact its missing its face plate.
TWinbrook7

skyrider

Who said faceplates are overrated?






Bill

Nick in Manitou

Ah, but Beauty is in the Eye of the Beer Holder!

WEBellSystemChristian

Quote from: skyrider on January 16, 2018, 02:00:19 PM
Who said faceplates are overrated?


The same person who had the streak of brilliance to bejewel a 2500 to death!
Christian Petterson

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right" -Henry Ford

paul-f

Quote from: PINKBOY1006 on January 15, 2018, 02:13:26 PM
As my first post I give you a hideous phone! https://www.ebay.com/itm/142587704670 $75 for this monstrosity.

Thanks for the post and welcome to the Forum.

Hopefully, you'll make many more posts and share some photos of phones in your collection.
Visit: paul-f.com         WE  500  Design_Line

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Pourme

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A sleepless night resulted in me finding these on ETSY...Oh my!
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FABphones

Quote from: Pourme on July 26, 2018, 04:53:36 AM
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A sleepless night resulted in me finding these on ETSY...Oh my!

That first one could give you nightmares!
But at least the Christian Kirks phone still has it's dial underneath that jewellery, there's still hope for someone saving it....
A collector of  'Monochrome Phones with Sepia Tones'   ...and a Duck!
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AL_as_needed

I have seen rotary locks to prevent calls made out from a phone, but a few cacti....now thats a real toll saver!
TWinbrook7

HarrySmith

It may not be a valuable collectible but this poor phone has suffered a lot. Not only did they make it a lamp they added a wierd disembodied hand to it! Then to add insult to injury they call it a Cell Phone Holder!! OMG! The only way to make it worse would be to bedazzle it!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/163237794479
Harry Smith
ATCA 4434
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19and41

A groove cut into a two by four would do just as well.
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