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Find of the month January 2022

Started by Jim Stettler, January 02, 2022, 10:21:42 PM

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Find of the Month - January  2021  *** Vote for Two ***

Persdio's  Manual Old Rose 302.                                                  $25                   Flea market
14 (66.7%)
countryman's  ivory Trommelw√§hler                                           ~79 $ US  total    classified ad
12 (57.1%)
Stormcrash's  5302 with a GF handset                                          $15                             eBAY
3 (14.3%)
Vern's 1951 500 set                                                                    $49.                 antique shop
6 (28.6%)

Total Members Voted: 21

Voting closed: February 06, 2022, 10:42:20 AM

Jim Stettler

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.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

Doug Rose

I'd like to nominate Persdio's Fantastic Manual Old Rose 302. $25 at a Flea. Congrats Scot!!....Doug

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=25829.0
Kidphone

countryman

#2
I might as well suggest my ivory Trommelwähler for your consideration please.
It was found on a classified ads portal for 70 Euros (~79 $ US) shipping included
The phone was discussed here:

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=25825.msg252966#msg252966

MMikeJBenN27

I nominate the Rose manual 302 set.

Mike

tubaman

Quote from: MMikeJBenN27 on January 25, 2022, 05:08:07 PM
I nominate the Rose manual 302 set.

Mike

Mike, You need to wait until the end of the month and then use the voting buttons that'll appear at the top of the thread.  :)

Jim Stettler

Last couple of hours to nominate Finds for the January contest.


I will be nominating Vern's 500 set before I create the poll.
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=25862.msg253183#msg253183
Jim
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

phonium

I will nominate my big lot of telephone parts I got for free from an online ad
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=25873.0
George Amores
ATCA#4857

Jim Stettler

Quote from: phonium on January 31, 2022, 04:52:30 PM
I will nominate my big lot of telephone parts I got for free from an online ad
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=25873.0

I debated this entry based as a group vs. your favorite item.

The precedent is  that if the phone items seemed to of been together for a long time, then the were elgible.


Since the giver knew nothing about telephones and paid for shipping, My guess is these were together for a long time .
Jim
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

Stormcrash

I'll nominate the 5302 with a GF handset I found for $15
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=25875.0

Jim Stettler

Quote from: Jim Stettler on January 31, 2022, 06:31:48 PM
I debated this entry based as a group vs. your favorite item.

The precedent is  that if the phone items seemed to of been together for a long time, then the were elgible.


Since the giver knew nothing about telephones and paid for shipping, My guess is these were together for a long time .
Jim


After review and debate with other moderators, it was decided that the group cannot be nominated.


Please suggest your personbal favorite for nomination.

I will wait until February 1 to create the Poll.
Jim
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

Jim Stettler

I am nominating Vern's 1951 500 set
Jim

Vern's 500
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=25862.msg253183#msg253183

Found this at the antique shop I sell at for $49.
Base 2-51 w/500 on the nose of the base. Housing 2-27-51, Net 10-50, Ringer no mark dated 12-50, Extra can  Nov 30 1950, dial 7A 2-51, back painted bezel, Line cord cut, clip IV-50, Stright handset cord I-50, Handset back bone 2-51, Bakelite both caps stamped 21 (?), U1 2-27-51, T1 2-51.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

MMikeJBenN27

Congratulations!  What a great find!

Mike

Jim Stettler

The Find of the Month - January  2022 poll is open
4 day pol                    l*** Vote for Two***


Sorry it didn't post last night. We are having heavy snows and my cable went out early evening and was still out when I went to bed,

Jim
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

Jim Stettler

Congratulations to Persdio  the January 2022 winner of the Find of the month.


The winning phone is their  Manual Old Rose 302 purchased for $25 from a  Flea market.

Jim
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.