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Telephone Talk => Auction Talk => Topic started by: liteamorn on August 06, 2013, 02:15:47 PM

Title: Ivory 1959 500
Post by: liteamorn on August 06, 2013, 02:15:47 PM
I got up this morning and found this Ivory (called white) 500 for a buy it now price of $29 with free shipping.

I'm hoping it's soft with original dates, he didn't really say or show any dates other than 1959.

For $29 bucks I figure it was worth a shot.

http://tinyurl.com/mhc5rwl
Title: Re: Ivory 1959 500
Post by: WesternElectricBen on August 06, 2013, 06:24:23 PM
Nice, good deal on shipping too! My 9/59 beigh phone is soft plastic.

Ben
Title: Re: Ivory 1959 500
Post by: McHeath on August 07, 2013, 01:16:14 AM
Looks promising.
Title: Re: Ivory 1959 500
Post by: liteamorn on August 10, 2013, 04:45:13 PM
Well the phone arrived today and it is indeed white (58 on dial). It also is all original soft plastic with dates of 1/30/59 to 2-59.

The phone didn't ring but does now, the dial is a little sluggish, I'm thinking of sending it (and quite a few others ) to Mr. Hilz for cleaning and oil.

The phone is in great shape with no rust on the base at all. I'm a happy camper.
Title: Re: Ivory 1959 500
Post by: DavePEI on August 10, 2013, 04:48:13 PM
Well the phone arrived today and it is indeed white (58 on dial). It also is all original soft plastic with dates of 1/30/59 to 2-59.

The phone didn't ring but does now, the dial is a little sluggish, I'm thinking of sending it (and quite a few others ) to Mr. Hilz for cleaning and oil.

The phone is in great shape with no rust on the base at all. I'm a happy camper.
Great find. Congratulations!

Dave
Title: Re: Ivory 1959 500
Post by: LarryInMichigan on August 10, 2013, 10:47:20 PM
It sounds like you did very well.  White soft plastic is harder to find than ivory.

Larry
Title: Re: Ivory 1959 500
Post by: poplar1 on August 10, 2013, 11:09:00 PM
Ivory soft plastic c. 1953-1959
White soft plastic c. 1957-1959
Title: Re: Ivory 1959 500
Post by: liteamorn on August 11, 2013, 05:23:35 AM
Thanks for that information folks, I wasn't aware that white was only out in soft plastic for a couple of years, it appears to be from a smoke free house too, no yellowing at all. I'm ecstatic over this one !!