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Telephone Talk => Decorator, Reproduction & Novelty Phones => Modern "Novelty" Phones! => Topic started by: Sigmaz on February 28, 2018, 01:31:22 PM

Title: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: Sigmaz on February 28, 2018, 01:31:22 PM
So I'm sitting in my office and I push back from my desk to take a break... That's when I look up at my bookshelf and focus my eyes on some of my trinkets and doodads.
That's when I remembered that this bottle of unsuspecting Ketchup was in fact a novelty phone. (Because everyone keeps condiments on their bookshelves).
I can't remember when or where I got it but sure enough it's been up there for at least 16 years.
Glad I took the time to look at the shelf, needed some dusting.

FWIW -- it's pulse dial BTW  :)
Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: RB on February 28, 2018, 02:07:38 PM
That is too cool!
Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: twocvbloke on February 28, 2018, 03:55:46 PM
Saucy...  ;D
Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: AL_as_needed on February 28, 2018, 07:12:59 PM
Wonder what the strangest novelty phone out there is... the options are limitless
Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: Pourme on February 28, 2018, 08:44:50 PM
I have a Dale Earnhardt and a Richard Petty car phone. Saw a Coke bottle phone in collectible shop the other day.
Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: Jim S. on February 28, 2018, 08:46:24 PM
I Think this is one of the stranger ones.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nose-Collectible-Novelty-Antique-Telephone-Phone/172806957661

Jim S.
Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: NikeTelephone on February 28, 2018, 11:47:30 PM
   How about a Kraft Dinner Phone? :)
Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: Sigmaz on March 01, 2018, 01:00:39 PM
   How about a Kraft Dinner Phone? :)

-Delicious-
Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: AL_as_needed on March 03, 2018, 11:07:31 AM
   How about a Kraft Dinner Phone? :)

Starting to get a whole pantry of phones  ;D
Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: oldguy on March 03, 2018, 02:10:15 PM
I bought this phone years ago. Isn't it amazing what we will spend our money on!

<edit> I was tired of trying to figure out how that locomotive was staying in the tracks so I fixed it......Terry
Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: Pourme on March 03, 2018, 02:21:49 PM
I bought this phone years ago. Isn't it amazing what we will spend our money on!

Iíll see your ketchup and raise you a cheeseburger!

Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: oldguy on March 03, 2018, 09:25:39 PM
Ok, I've tried everything I can think of. I can make the ketchup point left, right or upside down but not upright. This is the 1st time I tried taking a picture with my iPad & posting the picture with the same iPad.
Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: Sigmaz on March 05, 2018, 09:56:26 AM
I bought this phone years ago. Isn't it amazing what we will spend our money on!

I guess they made at least two of them. lol
Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: HarrySmith on March 05, 2018, 01:15:48 PM
Here is another one to add to your food collection:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/292472480517

A pizza phone!
Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: Jim S. on March 05, 2018, 06:56:24 PM
There is a huge asst. of food and drink telephones. I have many of the ones in this book. I was buying them for the kids when they were small.
https://www.amazon.com/Collectible-Novelty-Phones-Schiffer-Collectors/dp/0764304720

When the book came out , Jim Davis was selling copies  at telephones shows .


Jim S.
Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: oldguy on March 06, 2018, 03:45:32 PM
Thanks Terry.
Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: Key2871 on March 20, 2018, 04:14:58 PM
My collecting novelty phones started with a nib Heinz ketchup bottle phone, I saw a bottle in a yard sale, next to it was a box with the picture of it, and the words "phone".
I saw the price $1.00 so I snatched it up, turns out it was brand new. I have never seen it before and thought I had a great find. That was the flagship of my novelty phones collection.
Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: Payphone installer on March 23, 2018, 02:27:06 PM
Whirlpool Telephone. Advertisement character phones are some of the rarest out there.
Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: Jim S. on March 23, 2018, 03:07:08 PM
Superman cloth cape, superman molded cap, Pink panther in car. Original doughboy phone. All can sell @ $500+
Jim S.
Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: HarrySmith on March 23, 2018, 04:45:09 PM
That stove one is cool!
Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: twocvbloke on March 23, 2018, 04:48:24 PM
I'm guessing that Whirlpool one is for a Hotline........  ;D
Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: AE_Collector on March 23, 2018, 06:23:09 PM
No, that would be a from from Hotpoint.

Terry
Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: AE_Collector on March 23, 2018, 06:23:58 PM
That stove one is cool!

Which means it should really have been made by FridgidAire.

Terry
Title: Re: Heinz Ketchup Phone
Post by: Jim S. on March 26, 2018, 08:55:35 PM
Superman cloth cape, superman molded cap, Pink panther in car. Original doughboy phone. All can sell @ $500+
Jim S.

Any of these style base on the charecter phones are high $$$.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/180979177139?ul_noapp=true

Please feel free to post the photos for this. This phone has been offered for a very long time, but eventually it will go away.
this is the same base as wonder woman and cloth cape superman.
Jim S.