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Telephone Talk => Auction Talk => Topic started by: HarrySmith on May 22, 2010, 02:19:23 PM

Title: "RARE" 354 desk phone in black
Post by: HarrySmith on May 22, 2010, 02:19:23 PM
Sometimes the "rare" auctions are so very amusing!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-Western-Electric-Rotary-Table-Top-Telephone-/270582454694?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3efff899a6

Don't pass up the opportunity to own this "rare" phone!

Harry

Title: Re: "RARE" 354 desk phone in black
Post by: Dennis Markham on May 22, 2010, 02:24:18 PM
The seller does say it's a hard to find item.....how many 354 Desk Phones have we seen?
Title: Re: "RARE" 354 desk phone in black
Post by: Kenny C on May 22, 2010, 02:30:51 PM
and it is plastic circa era 1937-1941.weren't they all metal that early?
Title: Re: "RARE" 354 desk phone in black
Post by: HarrySmith on May 22, 2010, 03:05:53 PM
A quick check just showed 359 "rare" phones up for auction right now!

Amazing!!

Harry
Title: Re: "RARE" 354 desk phone in black
Post by: Jester on May 22, 2010, 05:35:48 PM
I haven't tried selling anything on ebay, but IMO descriptive words such as "rare", "art deco" :P or even "original" are tired, overused & too subjective to belong in the auction heading.  I like the Jack Webb approach--"Just the facts, ma'am".  If a description is desired or needed, I'd save it for the paragraph that accompanies the picture.  And, instead of rare, terms like "uncommon" or "few listed" seem more accurate to me.
Title: Re: "RARE" 354 desk phone in black
Post by: AtomicEraTom on May 22, 2010, 08:04:20 PM
If there's a 354 desk set, I would love to see it.
Title: Re: "RARE" 354 desk phone in black
Post by: Phonesrfun on May 23, 2010, 12:58:14 AM
That's the rarest one of them all!

Just because an auction is not "well done" does not make it "rare", to use backyard BBQ terminology.