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Telephone Talk => Auction Talk => Topic started by: MagicMo on July 12, 2013, 10:47:27 PM

Title: Very expensive trimline
Post by: MagicMo on July 12, 2013, 10:47:27 PM
Can someone tell me why this sold for such a high price? for parts? I don't understand. Am I missing something? 23 Bids? Why?
Thanks, Mo

VINTAGE-YELLOW-GOLD-TRIMLINE-WESTERN-ELECTRIC-DESK-WALL-TELEPHONE-PARTS-REPAIR

Link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/230984367456
Title: Re: Very expensive trimline
Post by: Phonesrfun on July 12, 2013, 11:22:26 PM
Bidding frenzy, perhaps?
Title: Re: Very expensive trimline
Post by: deedubya3800 on July 13, 2013, 12:31:53 AM
It was two bidders, and the loser is no longer registered. Something was fishy. The phone was relisted, but then ended early, supposedly due to an error in the listing. I don't know what was going on there.
Title: Re: Very expensive trimline
Post by: baldopeacock on July 13, 2013, 02:12:59 PM
Can someone tell me why this sold for such a high price? for parts? I don't understand. Am I missing something? 23 Bids? Why?
Thanks, Mo

I dunno, but I have its twin on the wall in my garage and mine's in better shape.   I will be happy elated delirious  to accept just $100 from anyone who didn't win this auction and is feeling broken-hearted.   Save $2.50!
Title: Re: Very expensive trimline
Post by: zaphod01 on July 13, 2013, 02:29:45 PM
Wasn't there a big article on vintage Trimlines in TCI's Singing Wires this month? I think the were looking for 1964-65 models. The heart of the article was about a prototype.

I think the screws on the bottom were replaced by riviets on later models.

Not my cup of tea but to each his own...
Title: Re: Very expensive trimline
Post by: TelePlay on July 13, 2013, 03:05:49 PM
The eBay listing photo, for posterity.

Starting bid was $0.99 on may 20th and it sold for $102.50, the first time, on May 27th. Was then relisted at $0.99 on June 2nd  and immediately canceled, as noted above.
Title: Re: Very expensive trimline
Post by: WesternElectricBen on July 13, 2013, 04:15:41 PM
My 10 button trimline all that is all original, was only 50 bucks..

Ben
Title: Re: Very expensive trimline
Post by: ESalter on July 13, 2013, 07:02:50 PM
Ben, just out of curiosity, is yours marked 1220A inside the handset, or does it happen to be one of the elusive D numbered sets from the field trial in Chicago?