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General Discussion / Re: Illegible 706 Base Stamps (GPO)
« Last post by Jim S. on Yesterday at 10:18:05 AM »
The link worked when it was first posted. There is a lot of info on the site.

They may have  a problem on there end.
Jim S.
General Discussion / Re: Illegible 706 Base Stamps (GPO)
« Last post by tubaman on Yesterday at 09:25:33 AM »
Try this linky instead
pints at lunchtime indeed

There's something very odd going on as that link was definitely correct when I posted it (I tested it), but I have just tried to edit it and it changes when I preview or post it! Your's has too!!!

I can see now - for some reason "ordure" is being replaced by "stuff".
I think the profanity filter has gone a bit gaga!
General Discussion / Re: Illegible 706 Base Stamps (GPO)
« Last post by Owain on Yesterday at 08:19:43 AM »
There's plenty of info on 706's at

Try this linky instead

amended to get round the stuff filter
Collector's Corner / Re: Beautiful Red AE 40
« Last post by Stubbypylon on Yesterday at 07:14:12 AM »
Doug, I saw that one too and the paint job was spectacular.  I kept looking and looking as I didn't believe it was painted.  The colour match was spot on.  Never say never as you can't predict what might come your way.  I picked up a red Bakelite AE40 a few years ago for a $120 BIN.
Collector's Corner / Re: Beautiful Red AE 40
« Last post by Doug Rose on October 18, 2018, 07:54:00 PM »
Thanks everyone. I have not heard back from the seller yet. Paint is one of the best jobs I have ever seen. Obviously, I could not tell just how good it was until I held it. Itís really nice.

It is not the fault of USPS and I told the seller as much.  It was sliding in the box when I asked to please use lots of newspaper so the phone does not move. At least the handset was in bubble wrap away from the phone as I had asked.

If seller refunds I will open as check the phone crack. Robbie, I thought the same thing.

stuff happens, certainly not the end of the world as it is not real. ...Doug

Collector's Corner / Re: Beautiful Red AE 40
« Last post by rdelius on October 18, 2018, 07:36:19 PM »
From the looks of the crack, the set had bakelite repairs and then painted red
Collector's Corner / Re: Beautiful Red AE 40
« Last post by FABphones on October 18, 2018, 07:25:56 PM »
That's a shame. From what I've learnt these are prone to breaking in transit.
I've bought two AE40's. First one arrived with the rear cracked just like yours.
A few weeks later, I found another for sale. Bought that one too - it arrived with the same style crack, this time across the front.
Neither of mine had too far to travel, and the packing on mine wasn't as poor as your description.
Collector's Corner / Re: Beautiful Red AE 40
« Last post by Ktownphoneco on October 18, 2018, 06:45:36 PM »
That's a "crying stuff; !   The priority mail system that the USPS came out with, from my perspective, is one of the major problems for eBay sellers and buyers, and any other online business that sells and ships items through the mail system.      As soon as anyone mentions "free boxes and shipping supplies", the stampede is on.       The fact that the USPS fully insures stuffs, also creates a problem.    It's created the "throw the thing in the box and send it on it's way" philosophy among a handful of sellers.    "If it gets broken, who cares, the USPS will pay for it".     If the item is still in production somewhere, well, OK, refund the money and / or ship the customer another one.
I'm in Canada.     We don't have a flat rate priority mail service with free boxes and packaging supplies.     We have to go out and buy boxes, but hey, a 16" x 12" by 12" "new" cardboard box is like $2.50.     Bubble wrap and shipping peanuts don't require going out and getting a second mortgage on the house.      But the main reason I use a quality box, and make sure the telephone is packaged properly, is the fact that Canada Post doesn't insure for poor packaging.      They insure for lost or stolen packages, or, if the plane carrying the mail stuff slams into a mountain, and there's nothing left.     If something I ship gets damaged, our post office says  .. "too bad, you didn't package it well enough, have a nice day".    So you can be Da---- Sure, I package my telephones properly when I ship them to someone.    I also factor my packaging costs into the selling price, or at least a good portion of it.
The U.S. mail system is great for conscientious sellers and shippers, but breeds contempt amongst those who aren't.    We "whine" up here about our post office, but when push comes to shove, they actually make better shippers out of us, whether we like it or not.      If the U.S.P.S. decides tomorrow, that their insurance coverage only extends to loss / theft or an act of God, you can be absolutely sure that the packaging habits of sellers would increase by 500% overnight.

Jeff Lamb
General Discussion / Ringer Notice
« Last post by HarrySmith on October 18, 2018, 06:29:29 PM »
I saw this subset on eBay. Looks pretty good but what caught my eye is the notice tacked inside the door about the ringer. I cannot make it out, print is too small for my old eyes and gets pixellated when I try to enlarge it. Does anyone have a legible copy of this notice they could post?

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