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Telephone Talk => Auction Talk => The CRPF Auction Contests! => Topic started by: TelePlay on March 06, 2018, 09:59:45 AM

Title: Auction 323: Walnut WE/Am Bell/NET&T/Gray Wallphone - Ended 03-12-18
Post by: TelePlay on March 06, 2018, 09:59:45 AM
All forum members are welcome and encouraged to guess.There are no wrong guesses, just one lucky guess. No one knows the winning guess on any auction until it ends.

Date Listed:  5 Mar 2018
Auction Duration:  7 Days
List Price:  $50.00
Current Bidders:  3
Current Price:  $60.00
Watchers:  28
Contest Tip from:  Sargeguy

eBay Link:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/112852172226


GAP RULE:  At least $10 between guesses to prevent crowding.


Seller Listing Title:  "WALNUT,WESTERN ELECTRIC ,AMERICAN BELL,NET+T,GRAY COIN COLLECTOR TELEPHONE"
Condition:  "Used"
Condition Qualifier:  " - - - "

Listing Description:  "Walnut Western Electric /American Bell Telephone #4 subscriber set converted to a coin collector at the start of the last century. Engraved on the door is Property of the New England Telephone and Telegraph Co. The last patent date on the side is 1891 but inside the door frame is engraved 1894,so I will guess that was when it was made. This is the model that preceded the Type 21 that is much more commonly seen on this site. It appears to retain all the original wiring along with the original grungy finish. The rare large wheel magneto is also original to this model as is the ringer. The wool/cloth cord is in good shape for its age. The steer horn switch hook should have been replaced before 1900 but was still there when I found it so I left it on. The wax ball is a replacement that I added. When I found it the nickel plating was worn down to the brass. I made the decision to have it nickel plated along with the finger nuts, { thanks Dennis,your talents are sorely missed}. The door had a crack in it and has been re-glued. It is tight with no issues. It is missing the shunt button on the left side,I will throw in a small walnut button I was using. The keys on the coin box are not original but function well. The bells do not ring when cranked. This is a rare and hard to find telephone if it did not have the coin collector on it  A great telephone to display in your home and an excellent place to deposit your change at the end of the day. It weighs 28 pounds before boxing. I will have to dismantle the arm for shipping. You will pay the exact shipping and I will refund the rest. I hope it stays in New England but the market will dictate that."


Another chance to move up or to get onto the CRPF Contest Standings List (http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=4198.msg51445#msg51445)

Past Contest Phones:  http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=17437.msg180238#msg180238



Guess Deadline:  All guesses and a single allowed revised guess, if needed,
               MUST be submitted at least 24 hours BEFORE the auction ENDS.


S C O R E B O A R D      Players: 11 

$     600.00 - wds  ( 11 )
$     640.00 - andre_janew  ( 9 )
$     650.00 - HarrySmith  ( 1 )  -> WINNER - Final Selling Price $799.25
$  1,000.00 - compubit  ( 7 )
$  1,100.00 - Sargeguy  ( 12 )
$  1,175.00 - Russ Kirk  ( 5 )
$  1,200.00 - Dan/Panther  ( 8 )
$  1,250.00 - Doug Rose  ( 2 )
$  1,310.00 - 19and41  ( 3 )
$  1,350.00 - Pourme  ( 4 )
$  1,474.00 - skyrider  ( 6 )
$  1,520.00 - Fabius  ( 10 )


Early Morning Auction Status

03-05-18      Listed     $     50.00
03-06-18      3 bids     $     60.99   ( 3 bidders & 28 - #11 )
03-07-18      6 bids     $   191.38   ( 6 bidders & 44 - #2 )
03-08-18      7 bids     $   237.50   ( 6 bidders & 54 - #2 )
03-09-18    10 bids     $   280.86   ( 8 bidders & 56 - #2 )
03-10-18    11 bids     $   290.00   ( 9 bidders & 56 - #2 )
03-11-18    11 bids     $   290.00   ( 9 bidders & 59 - #2 )
03-12-18    12 bids     $   320.00   ( 9 bidders & 63 - #1 )
03-12-18    12 bidders, 21 bids  Ended at 5:03:08PM PST
Title: Re: Auction 323: Walnut WE/Am Bell/NET&T/Gray Wallphone - Ends 03-12-18
Post by: HarrySmith on March 06, 2018, 10:19:22 AM
$650.00
Title: Re: Auction 323: Walnut WE/Am Bell/NET&T/Gray Wallphone - Ends 03-12-18
Post by: Doug Rose on March 06, 2018, 11:53:59 AM
Mark Lepire Bell Systemz is one of the good guys. I haven't seen him in over 10 years. He lives down the Cape and I think of him every time Jan and I go to Hyannis as we get off at his exit. Last time I saw him, he didn't have much displayed. Certainly not this beauty. Mark is a former NET tech.

Not many Techs actually collected (which shocked me), they might pull and old 202 and a subset and take it home and then years later sell it to someone who cared for $20. I had a few old timers looking out for me when I first started collecting. Well....Look who's calling someone an old timer!!  8)

My long winded guess is $1250 which I think is very Looow....Doug
Title: Re: Auction 323: Walnut WE/Am Bell/NET&T/Gray Wallphone - Ends 03-12-18
Post by: 19and41 on March 06, 2018, 05:27:56 PM
$1310.00  Please.
Title: Re: Auction 323: Walnut WE/Am Bell/NET&T/Gray Wallphone - Ends 03-12-18
Post by: tallguy58 on March 06, 2018, 06:21:25 PM
$1550
Title: Re: Auction 323: Walnut WE/Am Bell/NET&T/Gray Wallphone - Ends 03-12-18
Post by: Pourme on March 06, 2018, 07:23:03 PM
$1,350.00
Title: Re: Auction 323: Walnut WE/Am Bell/NET&T/Gray Wallphone - Ends 03-12-18
Post by: Russ Kirk on March 06, 2018, 10:20:05 PM
$1175
Title: Re: Auction 323: Walnut WE/Am Bell/NET&T/Gray Wallphone - Ends 03-12-18
Post by: skyrider on March 07, 2018, 11:24:19 AM
$1474.00.   Thanks
Title: Re: Auction 323: Walnut WE/Am Bell/NET&T/Gray Wallphone - Ends 03-12-18
Post by: compubit on March 07, 2018, 11:36:37 AM
Since I have no clue on these:

$1000

Jim
Title: Re: Auction 323: Walnut WE/Am Bell/NET&T/Gray Wallphone - Ends 03-12-18
Post by: Dan/Panther on March 07, 2018, 12:55:33 PM
$1200.00

D/P
Title: Re: Auction 323: Walnut WE/Am Bell/NET&T/Gray Wallphone - Ends 03-12-18
Post by: andre_janew on March 07, 2018, 05:22:52 PM
$640
Title: Re: Auction 323: Walnut WE/Am Bell/NET&T/Gray Wallphone - Ends 03-12-18
Post by: Fabius on March 07, 2018, 11:23:56 PM
$1520
Title: Re: Auction 323: Walnut WE/Am Bell/NET&T/Gray Wallphone - Ends 03-12-18
Post by: wds on March 11, 2018, 12:38:08 PM
$600
Title: Re: Auction 323: Walnut WE/Am Bell/NET&T/Gray Wallphone - Ends 03-12-18
Post by: Sargeguy on March 11, 2018, 07:43:40 PM
$1100
Title: Re: Auction 323: Walnut WE/Am Bell/NET&T/Gray Wallphone - Ended 03-12-18
Post by: TelePlay on March 12, 2018, 09:52:38 PM
Contest Winner:  HarrySmith
Guessed Price:  $650.00
Total Wins: 11

Auction Winner: y***a ( 1626 )
Winning Price:   $799.25
Bidders:  12
Bids:  21


Contest Standings:  http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=4198.msg51445#msg51445

CRPF Hall of Fame:   http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=138.msg976#msg976]


Thanks to all who played along in this contest.
Title: Re: Auction 323: Walnut WE/Am Bell/NET&T/Gray Wallphone - Ended 03-12-18
Post by: Sargeguy on March 12, 2018, 10:41:41 PM
I think I won actually, with my last minute bid of $800.00 8)
Title: Re: Auction 323: Walnut WE/Am Bell/NET&T/Gray Wallphone - Ended 03-12-18
Post by: Partyline4 on March 15, 2018, 11:03:18 PM
Wow...Kind of a snoozer at 800 dont ya think????
Title: Re: Auction 323: Walnut WE/Am Bell/NET&T/Gray Wallphone - Ended 03-12-18
Post by: Sargeguy on March 16, 2018, 12:17:27 AM
I thought it was going to go for a lot more.  It's not as if everyone has one already. I decided at the last minute to place a bid of $800 and imagine my surprise when I actually won! A squeaker!