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Telephone Talk => Collector's Corner => Topic started by: Dan on March 24, 2009, 09:10:57 PM

Title: Help me ID this candlestick
Post by: Dan on March 24, 2009, 09:10:57 PM
I know nothing about the oldies, yet want one. He thinks it's a kellogg. Is it real or a repro or a fake? Any guess on the value? Thanks, in advance

(http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj312/MarionDaBarbarion/candlestick.jpg)
Title: Re: Help me ID this candlestick
Post by: Steve K on March 24, 2009, 09:25:35 PM
Dan:

It appears to be real but made up from a few different phones.  The base with that type of dial arrangement looks like a British 150.  The transmitter and cup looks American.  That bellbox could be Kellogg.

Steve
Title: Re: Help me ID this candlestick
Post by: bingster on March 24, 2009, 09:31:52 PM
The subset is WE, but it's the very late 685.  I agree that it seems to be all old, but something about it doesn't ring true. HAHAHAHA... get it? RING TRUE!!  Nevermind.
Title: Re: Help me ID this candlestick
Post by: Dan on March 24, 2009, 11:15:31 PM
Thanks guys, he wants $50 for it, but if it is a hodgepodge of several phones, I'll pass
Title: Re: Help me ID this candlestick
Post by: bingster on March 25, 2009, 01:25:29 AM
I don't know, Dan.  If it's all old, I think it's more than worth that price.  And since it's hooked up to a new subset, it's an indication that it probably works, too.  I wouldn't think twice about buying it for $50, but that's just me. 
Title: Re: Help me ID this candlestick
Post by: Dan on March 25, 2009, 08:26:32 PM
Well, I am going for it. We'll see what happens when I get it home. Thanks for the advice
Title: Re: Help me ID this candlestick
Post by: BDM on March 25, 2009, 10:39:56 PM
Well, I am going for it. We'll see what happens when I get it home. Thanks for the advice

I would imaging you could recoup your money in the parts alone.
Title: Re: Help me ID this candlestick
Post by: Dan on March 25, 2009, 10:44:42 PM
yes, he said he bought it for$129 but is uncomfortable talking on it a long time. I just want to fill my wall phone "cut in" I bought