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Telephone Talk => Find of the Month => Topic started by: Jim Stettler on September 01, 2020, 07:54:43 AM

Title: Find of the month September 2020
Post by: Jim Stettler on September 01, 2020, 07:54:43 AM
Post your "Find of the Month" here.

A "Find of the Month" is a telephone or a related item that you acquired during the month that you are particularly excited about either because of its rarity, the difficulty you had in trying to find it for your collection or the exceptional "deal" that you got on it. Other than that, any discussion of or comments about the nominated phone are not allowed, FOTM nominations only. As stated below, “Ideally your item would be (first) posted in its own thread elsewhere on the forum” and if so, “the forum link if discussed in another topic” is to be included in the nomination reply.

If a significant discussion of a nominated phone starts in a FOTM topic, it will be moved to a new “discussion” topic in the appropriate board and if not, then simply removed.

The "Find of the Month" contest is focused on the collection of telephones rather than on their sale for a profit. To be eligible for the "Find of the Month" contest:

- The finder must have personally acquired and actually own the item.
- The item can be acquired for free but it can not be a gift or present from anyone.
- The item (or any of its components) cannot be put up for sale during the contest period.
- Only one "Find" per owner can be in a "Find of the Month" contest.


A Nomination Should Include:

1) where and/or how the item was found.
2) the price & shipping cost.
3) the forum link to the topic discussing the find.
4) the eBay link if won there.
5) other information of importance about the find (why the item is very important to you for any reason).
6) and one or two pictures of the item.


Ideally your item would be posted in its own thread elsewhere on the forum such as "Auction Talk", "Flea Market/Yard Sale Finds" or "Collectors Corner" Board. Then you or anyone else can nominate your "Find" to the Current "Find of the Month" thread by posting at least one picture and other details including the price paid, any shipping costs and a link to the original discussion on the forum. It is not a requirement that your find be posted elsewhere on the forum but the more details the better.

Nominations of phones listed in other forum discussion topics, by members that do not own the item but realize it is indeed a "find" worthy of being nominated as a "Find of the Month" candidate, are always welcome.

Please pick your best "Find" to submit for the month limiting your entry to one phone or one "Find" that might include limited multiple items. If you have already entered for the month and come up with something even better either submit your new find indicating that it replaces your previous entry OR you can enter your new Find in next months contest.

To check out a list of all past winners including the Find of the YEAR winners, click here:

          --> Winner's List <-- (http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=12971.msg67140#msg67140)

TelePlay has grabbed pictures of all of the "Find of the Month" winners since we started this back in 2010 and he has put them into albums on forum. Thanks John.  To check them out, click here:
           --> Photo Album <-- (http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=12971.msg180376#msg180376)

Jim S.
Title: Re: Find of the month September 2020
Post by: RB on September 07, 2020, 08:07:22 PM
Went to an antique shop this last weekend, and found these.
Got this for $10
And this for $30
Title: Re: Find of the month September 2020
Post by: LarryInMichigan on September 07, 2020, 10:27:00 PM
I would like to nominate my ivory soft plastic 302 with factory painted handset, in excellent condition (except for part of the receiver cap) which I bought on ebay for $35 plus shipping and tax ($52.47 total): ebay link (http://www.ebay.com/itm/293687585007).

Larry

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24223.msg241011#msg241011
Title: Re: Find of the month September 2020
Post by: AdamAnt316 on September 09, 2020, 08:49:05 PM
I would like to nominate my Western Electric 20AL candlestick phone, which I found at a flea market for $95. It has been modified with a reproduction dial base and a mini network, and (almost) works as a stand-alone phone.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24268.0
Title: Re: Find of the month September 2020
Post by: Hill Haven Telephone Company on September 13, 2020, 03:33:58 PM
2 Dollar Yard Sale find today.   Nice princess 701B Dated 9-62

Ash loves these princess phones,  shes getting quite a collection of them
Title: Re: Find of the month September 2020
Post by: ..... on September 17, 2020, 08:05:57 PM
I'll toss my AE LPB 86 55 payphone into the FOTM.

I didn't pay a lot for it and picked it up from the seller who said he had had it for over 10 years.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24322.0 (http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24322.0)
Title: Re: Find of the month September 2020
Post by: Jim Stettler on September 17, 2020, 08:16:43 PM
Went to an antique shop this last weekend, and found these.
Got this for $10
And this for $30

the blue buttset for 10.00 is the nomination.
the 300 seriese was offered for sale
Title: Re: Find of the month September 2020
Post by: SUnset2 on September 18, 2020, 01:14:51 AM
It's been suggested that I should nominate my 1965 Touch-Tone Trimline field trial phone.
On Ebay, Buy it now $32.95, $8.25 shipping + tax.
Marked on inside of case: F-56439 3-65
https://www.ebay.com/itm/184436249549

Discussion:  http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24313.0
Title: Re: Find of the month September 2020
Post by: HarrySmith on September 28, 2020, 01:47:56 PM
I am going to add my first telephone sign. A nice early hubcap purchased off eBay from a member here. Only $62.00 plus $15.00 shipping. It was really well packed. Arrived fast and in great condition.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Early-Hubcap-1921-Bell-Telephone-Sign-/174436613512

EDIT: I just took a quick look at past winners. I did not see one sign! There was a building sign a few years back but not even one winning sign! Does not bode well for me! ;D
Title: Re: Find of the month September 2020
Post by: poplar1 on September 29, 2020, 04:26:51 AM
25L3 dial for 1234G coin phone.

Recieved 2 for $19 each + $10 shipping total. (Phonecoinc via Ebay)

I don't have a complete 1234G, rather two 1234G project phones that had been converted to rotary dial by a butcher shop such as Long Island Telephone Company.  The original 25L3 dials were tossed years ago.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1960s-70s-Western-Electric-Ten-Button-Touch-Tone-Dial-/193645385756?
Title: Re: Find of the month September 2020
Post by: Doug Rose on September 29, 2020, 05:55:49 PM
I am very happy to nominate CJ s very cool Eiffel Tower Skeletal Set that she got for $392 US dollars, including shipping (very heavy) and insurance.

Yes,  we are all very envious. Great find!

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24366.msg242102#msg242102
Title: Re: Find of the month September 2020
Post by: Jim Stettler on September 30, 2020, 12:39:17 AM
I will nominate my red+pale yellow=pink we 500 set about $325.00 with tax and free shipping ebay

topic starts here:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=1896.msg241250#msg241250.

the second photo includes  a similar  sc slenderette . I am happy.
Jim
Title: Re: Find of the month September 2020
Post by: Jim Stettler on September 30, 2020, 09:26:04 PM
the 'Find of the month September 2020'
The September poll is now up. 5 day voting, ends Monday.
Vote for up to 4
Jim
Title: Re: Find of the month September 2020
Post by: countryman on October 03, 2020, 03:18:33 AM
That's an excellent selection to choose from this month. Don't miss voting!
Title: Re: Find of the month September 2020
Post by: countryman on October 08, 2020, 03:17:27 PM
Its long overdue to congratulate LarryInMichigan for his ivory soft plastic 302 Find of the Month!
Very well done!

All other participants please also feel as winners with the classy items you scored.
Title: Re: Find of the month September 2020
Post by: Jim Stettler on October 20, 2020, 05:48:11 PM
Its long overdue to congratulate LarryInMichigan for his ivory soft plastic 302 Find of the Month!
Very well done!

All other participants please also feel as winners with the classy items you scored.
Thanks Countryman. It slipped my mind to post the winner. I have been under self imposed media isolation.
I have had 2 members state that they can't see the results of the September  poll when logged in.
Has anyone else had this problem?
 

Its long overdue to congratulate LarryInMichigan for his ivory soft plastic 302 Find of the Month!
Very well done!

All other participants please also feel as winners with the classy items you scored.
Title: Re: Find of the month September 2020
Post by: FABphones on October 20, 2020, 06:08:51 PM
...I have had 2 members state that they can't see the results of the September  poll when logged in.
Has anyone else had this problem?

Shows when logged in, cannot see when logged out (results usually visible).

ETA: All visible after logout now. That was quick work!  :)

Title: Re: Find of the month September 2020
Post by: TelePlay on October 20, 2020, 06:20:40 PM
The setup for the polls includes 3 options for viewing. I changed the September poll to the "show" setting to the one used in prior polls and now the results can be seen, for September, when logged out.

I have to do some checking to see if the poll "show" options changes after the poll ends or if it stays as set. If the ending of the poll did not but should have changed the setting, that would be the problem.

Anyway, all can see it now regardless of "log in" status.
Title: Re: Find of the month September 2020
Post by: TelePlay on October 23, 2020, 11:17:09 PM
I have to do some checking to see if the poll "show" options changes after the poll ends or if it stays as set. If the ending of the poll did not but should have changed the setting, that would be the problem.

The analysis of this issue is posted in this separate topic

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=5699.msg242768#msg242768