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Offline ThePillenwerfer

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Re: Rare GPO 746L from 1967
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2018, 10:14:38 AM »
I've got a 1968 one with no letter.

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Re: Rare GPO 746L from 1967
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2018, 02:22:14 PM »
I like that color combination.  It looks even better in a good still pic than when I first saw one...

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Re: Rare GPO 746L from 1967
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2018, 03:54:40 PM »
I've got a 1968 one with no letter.

That's interesting because they were still issuing 746Ls in 1971. Although I'm not sure why because I'm told all figure numbering was completed around 1967-8. There's definitely a shot of a red L being delivered to a farmer in a film made for the Post Office in the early 1970s.
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Re: Rare GPO 746L from 1967
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2018, 04:30:09 PM »
My 1969 doesn't have a letter either.

I assume the different manufactures made changes at different times.

@ThePillenwerfer - mine is also currently for sale on Ebay!

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Re: Rare GPO 746L from 1967
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2018, 04:43:22 PM »
Do the 2  different date codes indicate it took 7 months from when it was produced to when the GPO certified it?
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Re: Rare GPO 746L from 1967
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2018, 04:49:49 PM »
Do the 2  different date codes indicate it took 7 months from when it was produced to when the GPO certified it?
The 1969/1 does not refer to January 1969, it just means it was produced in 1969 - the number 1 is just a model number reference.

This is actually the first GPO phone I have ever seen that has been stamped with a full date!

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Re: Rare GPO 746L from 1967
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2018, 05:02:51 PM »
Interesting.
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Re: Rare GPO 746L from 1967
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2018, 02:39:13 PM »
these phones are not normally stamped with a full date, so to find one is quite unusual.
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