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Offline Doug Rose

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Santa....Bring me a Phone for Christmas
« on: December 23, 2015, 08:10:58 AM »
Santa I have been exceptionally good....really good...kinda good.....well not that bad,  so please put a phone under my tree. But not just any phone!

If that doesn't work, let's have a little fun...list your top three on your Want List. Yes you do, we all have Want Lists.

Pictures are helpful to everyone (me) who can't remember the numbers that associate with the phones.

My top three:

1 Strowger Candlestick    (I have the booze bottle version that is actually quite good).

2 WE Manual A1

3 North Space Saver

Well it is a Wish List!!!

Merry Christmas....Doug

« Last Edit: December 23, 2015, 08:12:54 AM by Doug Rose »
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Re: Santa....Bring me a Phone for Christmas
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2015, 08:49:05 AM »
59 years ago, the Bell System had one answer to this:

[Bell System ad 8 Dec 1956; photo of original copy, sorry for the shading]

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Re: Santa....Bring me a Phone for Christmas
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2015, 11:38:16 AM »
I tried this last year--everyone simply said they didn't want anything, and just wanted everyone to have a Merry Christmas. It made me feel bad... :-\

I'll list my top three...

1) Mahogany Brown 500.

2) 1950 500. I know I may never get a complete one, but I wouldn't mind one with at least a clean base and original equalizer.

3) Another Mushroom. (In any color except Pink)

Have a Merry Christmas everyone!!!
Christian

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Re: Santa....Bring me a Phone for Christmas
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2015, 03:13:45 PM »
Any Mushroom - we just don't find them here in PEI! Searched for years!

And a correct Chime for the NE Code Call unit which has now been picked up in Ontario, and will arrive here on the Island just after New Years with Robert Guth..
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Re: Santa....Bring me a Phone for Christmas
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2015, 05:29:52 PM »
I'm still looking to complete my soft plastic Western Electric 554 collection.  That means Santa has to bring me an Oxford Gray 554....or tell me where one is for sale. :)

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Re: Santa....Bring me a Phone for Christmas
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2015, 06:27:26 PM »
All I want for Christmas is a N50AL parts phone.  I don't care what shape it's in overall as long as it has the parts that mine is missing in decent shape.  Maybe a box full of NOS cloth receiver and mounting cords in green, brown, and black so I can finish off all my sticks over the winter.

After that, surprise me Santa.  Apart from the short list of phones that I do have, there's lots that I like that I don't have.

I think I've been a good boy this year but I know there is always room for improvement and will try to do better next year.

 ;D
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Re: Santa....Bring me a Phone for Christmas
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2015, 07:13:28 PM »
My Santa List:
Mini-Princess in pink, with handle marked
BELL SYSTEM EXHIBIT
SEATTLE WORLD'S FAIR
(about 4" long)
 
WE Trimline cords with message waiting light (H5AD)
 
WE trimline handset with amplifier (2226A handset, volume control above the dial)
 
63D Faceplate for the Comkey 416 set with HFAI (Model 983A)
 
I like Cliff's "Surprise me!" request, too. Some of my favorite phones were not on a want list, as I didn't know they existed when I found them.
 
Of course, there's also the fantasy wish list that are real long shots - but I keep hoping.
  http://www.paul-f.com/wanted.html
 
Merry Christmas to all.
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Re: Santa....Bring me a Phone for Christmas
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2015, 08:40:15 PM »
My Christmas wish list:

1. A red 200 series pyramid

2. A green 200 series pyramid

3. A 705 Payphone

Not like it's going to happen, but a boy can dream!

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Re: Santa....Bring me a Phone for Christmas
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2015, 09:04:30 PM »
My wish list:

1) Brown Princess phone (the only Princess color I'm now missing per Paul-F's chart)
2) White 2564/2565 phone - parts phone is fine - just need a white housing
3) Oxford Gray 500/554 - there's something about this color I'm enamored with

If Santa's being extra nice,
A small Merlin system with one of each color phone - particularly Burgundy, Navy Blue, and White...

Merry Christmas!

Jim
A phone phanatic since I was less than 2 (thanks to Fisher Price); collector since a teenager; now able to afford to play!
Favorite Phone: Western Electric Trimline - it just feels right holding it up to my face!