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SA 2: Clear AE40 Deskset Special Auction Contest - Ended 9/14/14

Started by TelePlay, September 12, 2014, 08:31:10 PM

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Here is another auction contest just for the fun of it. It is a telephone but with less than 2 days to go in a 7 day auction, there just isn't enough time for all those who like to play to get their guess in before the 24 hour deadline. With less than 20 hours to get guesses in, members who don't read the forum 24/7 but like to play would miss out on a chance to get a win. So, as such, we will do this phone just like the Superman Comic Book #1 special contest except in this case, there is no gap minimum, no rules and no winner. Just take a guess and I'll run the list of guesses to document this eBay auction item for posterity.

All I ask is that guesses be at least $1 dollar apart, one guess per player (can't revise a guess) and no guesses will be accepted with less than 60 minutes to go in the auction, special rules for a special contest . . .

This phone was listed on eBay for $49.00 and with one day and 22 hours to go, the 3 interested buyers have run it up to $461.00.

The seller listed it as a "Rare CLEAR Automatic Electric Monophone Original Telephone As-Is" with the item condition as "Used" and " - - - " with the auction listing description simply as an "AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC MONOPHONE~CLEAR  A Clear Vintage Telephone from Automatic Electric. Being sold as-is, has four cracks and a chunk missing from the front and a crack across back. Weighs almost eight pounds. Have taken many photos to show condition. A rare item for the telephone collector"

Since this is a "special rules" no winner contest, the best guesser will not be included in the Hall of Fame or be counted in the Contest Standings as a win. This one is just for fun.

Absolutely any and all members are very welcome and strongly encouraged to take a guess. After all, there are no wrong guesses, just one lucky one. No one knows the winning bid on any auction until it ends. However, it is important to get your guess in before someone else grabs your guess.


$    750.00 - Mr. Bones  ( 11 )
$    778.00 - AE_Collector  ( 2 ) -> WINNER - Final Selling Price $796.00
$    880.00 - poplar1  ( 5 )
$    915.00 - Fabius  ( 7 )
$    950.00 - WEBellSystemChristian  ( 3 )
$    998.00 - TelePlay  ( 1 )
$ 1,111.00 - Kenton K  ( 6 )
$ 1,175.00 - kleinkaliber  ( 9 )
$ 1,213.14 - tallguy58  ( 4 )
$ 1,325.00 - WesternElectricBen  ( 8 )
$ 1,500.00 - Russ Kirk  ( 12 )
$ 2,100.00 - HarrySmith  ( 10 )

Early Morning Auction Status Changes

09-07-14       Listed    $              49.99
09-12-14       7 bids    $            461.00
09-13-14       7 bids    $            461.00
09-14-14     10 bids    $            687.00
09-14-14       3 bidders, 14 bids $796.00 Ended 15:25:17 PDT



Someone watched a big chuck of value fly off of the value of this one when that small chunk of clear plastic flew off after it was dropped on the floor!



Christian Petterson

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right" -Henry Ford




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Kenton K


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Quote from: TelePlay on September 12, 2014, 08:31:10 PM
This one is just for fun.

Well, aren't they all?

Yes they are, all of them, just for fun.

What I should have said about this one was this it's " . . . just for not serious about the contest standing fun . . . "

Lot of good guesses so far. Big question is how many upside dollars are left in the wallets of the 3 bidders, plus that outsider sniper waiting for the last few seconds of this auction to end? Time will tell . . .


That break is a real shame. I still think it will go high, $2100.00
Harry Smith
ATCA 4434

"There is no try,
there is only
do or do not"

Mr. Bones

   Mr. Bones
      Rubricollis Ferus

Russ Kirk

- Russ Kirk


Still only 3 bidders with two of them out bidding each other to drive the price up to $796 with a bit over 3 hours to go.