"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by FABphones, October 10, 2020, 11:34:31 AM
Quote from: FABphones on October 23, 2020, 11:54:14 AMI took myself off to a library and going through some antique valuation type books came across this photo. Book dated from about 2000.Not exactly the same version as the stick in this thread, and paint does not look nearly so good on the example below, but thought some of you guys might like to see it anyhow.
Quote from: Jack Ryan on October 23, 2020, 10:21:14 PM...I think there is no chance that the one in the book is.The transmitter in that one if from closer to 1940 than 1920 (as titled) and the GPO was in no mood to paint telephones then.Jack
Quote from: FABphones on October 24, 2020, 05:07:56 AMI was surprised the phone in the book was even selected for entry.
QuoteA couple of my other No150 sticks (as received), again, just for comparison against the white painted book illustration.
Quote from: Jack Ryan on October 24, 2020, 08:59:28 AMThe fact that it was undermines confidence in the book and its author(s)...
Quote from: Jack Ryan on October 24, 2020, 08:59:28 AMProvocateur!...
Quote from: countryman on October 24, 2020, 11:04:49 AMI know nothing about candlesticks or the book talked about.But the valuation given (80-100 GBP, ~ 105-130 USD) does not sound too unrealistic (as a dealer's sales price) even though the object is not 100% correct and has been painted. That's a frequently found condition and not a bad choice for a book about the valuation of antiques.Too often people hear that a 1920ies type of phone brought xxx(x) GBP/USD/EUR and think any item of that age would be a treasure of it's own.