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  Find of the Month - August    2020  *** Vote for Three ***

AdamAnt316's JDYSK magneto phone                                  $67.50                 consignment store
5 (8.6%)
LarryInMichigan's green soft plastic 302 w/ painted handset  $20                      local flea market
18 (31%)
Scott's 10/55 rose beige set                                                $70                      Craigslist
7 (12.1%)
HarrySmith's early plastic dial plate                                     $29.99 total          eBay
6 (10.3%)
zenithchromacolor's white Siemens Italtel Grillo phone          $8                        estate sale
7 (12.1%)
phonium's Rose Beige Western Electric 500 set                     $45 total               ebay
7 (12.1%)
FABphones's Red 1956 GPO 332                                          $335.00 USD         local find
8 (13.8%)

Total Members Voted: 22

Author Topic: Find of the month August 2020  (Read 2170 times)

Offline Jim Stettler

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Find of the month August 2020
« on: July 31, 2020, 06:56:38 PM »
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:

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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 <--

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Offline AdamAnt316

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Re: Find of the month August 2020
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 08:21:45 PM »
Technically, I found this at the end of last month (this past Friday), but I'll post it here anyway. :-[

I nominate this JDYSK magneto phone, which I found at a local consignment store for $67.50:

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24170.0

Other than some mild paint issues (and a mildly bent handset hook), it seems to be in excellent cosmetic shape. I haven't tested it yet, but the cloth cords appear to be in excellent shape other than some mild fraying, and at the end of the line cord is what looks to be the original connection block. Overall, I think I did fairly well:

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Find of the month August 2020
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2020, 11:28:41 AM »
I want to nominate my green soft plastic 302 with painted handset which I bought this week at the local flea market for $20.

Larry

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24178.0
« Last Edit: September 05, 2020, 09:23:03 AM by TelePlay »

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Re: Find of the month August 2020
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2020, 11:46:41 AM »
Found these on CL. Total for all 10 telephones was $140.00. While there are some really solid phones in the bunch the standout is the 10/55 number matching rose beige with straight gray handset cord. I would like to nominate my 10/55 rose beige set found on CL at a value of $70, or half of the total for the whole bunch.

Scott K.

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Find of the month August 2020
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2020, 07:56:27 AM »
I think I will throw my early plastic dial plate in the mix. Purchased on eBay for $24.99 plus $5.00 shipping. Discussed here: http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24176.0
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Offline zenithchromacolor

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Re: Find of the month August 2020
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2020, 09:29:29 PM »
I will add my white Siemens Italtel Grillo phone, purchased at an estate sale in Illinois for $8. It was purchased on July 31, I believe it still qualifies for August. I rarely see foreign phones at estate sales, and only have a few, this was a nice one to find.

Discussion here:

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24199.0


Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Find of the month August 2020
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2020, 11:33:28 AM »
It was purchased on July 31, I believe it still qualifies for August.
It does qualify. To take into account purchase date, delivery date, posting date ect. There is about a month leeway for nominations.
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Online phonium

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Re: Find of the month August 2020
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2020, 10:45:17 PM »
I will nominate my Rose Beige Western Electric 500 set, gotten off ebay for $30 plus $15 shipping

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24246.0
« Last Edit: August 25, 2020, 04:00:41 PM by TelePlay »
George

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Re: Find of the month August 2020
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2020, 09:31:00 AM »
For your consideration please this beautiful Red 1956 GPO 332.

Missing from my collection for well over two decades and fetching prices in excess of £500 right now, this was found locally for £250.

Thread:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24237
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Re: Find of the month August 2020
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2020, 08:45:13 PM »
  Find of the Month - August    2020  *** Vote for Three ***

The August poll is now up. 5 day voting, ends Sunday.
Vote for up to 3
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Re: Find of the month August 2020
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2020, 09:01:55 PM »
I can only select one
George

Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Find of the month August 2020
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2020, 09:03:55 PM »
I can only select one
Fixed it. Sorry about that.
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Re: Find of the month August 2020
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2020, 10:09:59 PM »
the winner is:
LarryInMichigan's green soft plastic 302 w/ painted handset  $20                      local flea market
Great find Larry
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