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Find of the Month - september    2020  *** Vote for four ***

RB's we blue 70's buttset                                                                  $10.00           antique shop
2 (2.5%)
LarryInMichigan's ivory soft plastic 302                                              $52.47 total    eBay
16 (20%)
AdamAnt316's Western Electric 20AL candlestick phone                       $95.00           flea market
3 (3.8%)
phr34k5h0w's   Nice princess 701B Dated 9-62                                   $2.00             Yard Sale
3 (3.8%)
Duffy's AE LPB 86 55 payphone                                                           not much?     Local
7 (8.8%)
SUnset2's 1965 Touch-Tone Trimline field trial phone around                $44.00
10 (12.5%)
HarrySmith's nice early hubcap                                                          $77.00 total    eBay
8 (10%)
poplar1's 25L3 dial for 1234G coin phone                                            $24.00   (x2)  eBay
4 (5%)
Fabphones's  Eiffel Tower Skeletal Set                                                 $392.00
13 (16.3%)
Jim Stettler's 'Pink swirl 500' about                                                   $325.00 total  eBay
14 (17.5%)

Total Members Voted: 23

Author Topic: Find of the month September 2020  (Read 2195 times)

Offline Jim Stettler

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Find of the month September 2020
« 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 <--

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 <--

Jim S.
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Offline RB

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Re: Find of the month September 2020
« Reply #1 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
« Last Edit: October 01, 2020, 04:38:58 PM by TelePlay »

Online LarryInMichigan

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Re: Find of the month September 2020
« Reply #2 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.

Larry

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24223.msg241011#msg241011
« Last Edit: September 08, 2020, 04:45:09 PM by TelePlay »

Offline AdamAnt316

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Re: Find of the month September 2020
« Reply #3 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
« Last Edit: September 30, 2020, 07:46:37 AM by TelePlay »

Re: Find of the month September 2020
« Reply #4 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

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Re: Find of the month September 2020
« Reply #5 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
« Last Edit: September 30, 2020, 07:47:59 AM by TelePlay »

Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Find of the month September 2020
« Reply #6 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
« Last Edit: October 01, 2020, 04:38:32 PM by TelePlay »
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Offline SUnset2

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Re: Find of the month September 2020
« Reply #7 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
« Last Edit: September 30, 2020, 07:50:30 AM by TelePlay »

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Find of the month September 2020
« Reply #8 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
Harry Smith
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Offline poplar1

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Re: Find of the month September 2020
« Reply #9 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?
« Last Edit: September 29, 2020, 05:40:41 AM by poplar1 »
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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: Find of the month September 2020
« Reply #10 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
« Last Edit: October 01, 2020, 04:15:16 PM by TelePlay »
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Find of the month September 2020
« Reply #11 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.
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Find of the month September 2020
« Reply #12 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
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Offline countryman

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Re: Find of the month September 2020
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2020, 03:18:33 AM »
That's an excellent selection to choose from this month. Don't miss voting!

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Re: Find of the month September 2020
« Reply #14 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.