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Telephone Talk => Auction Talk => The CRPF Auction Contests! => Topic started by: TelePlay on January 21, 2018, 11:35:15 AM

Title: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ended 01-27-18
Post by: TelePlay on January 21, 2018, 11:35:15 AM
All forum members are welcome and encouraged to guess.There are no wrong guesses, just one lucky guess. No one knows the winning guess on any auction until it ends.

Date Listed:  20 Jan 2018
Auction Duration:  7 Days
List Price:  $9.99
Current Bidders:  5
Current Price:  $256.00
Watchers:  30
Contest Tip from:  Pourme

eBay Link:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/232637656355


GAP RULE:  At least $5 between guesses to prevent crowding.


Seller Listing Title:  "WATER-CLEAR Automatic Electric Model 40 Telephone"
Condition:  "Used"
Condition Qualifier:  "This is an original AE40 that is fitted with a Water-Clear body and handset that I cast from water-clear polymer. The 24-carat Gold-Plated hardware was salvaged from a VERY badly shrunken (original) Ivory AE40. Look over the photos closely, and you will see that I have painstakingly fitted this beauty with only the best (original) components"

Listing Description:  "WATER-CLEAR -- AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC MODEL AE40 -- The (original AE) 24-carat Gold-Plated hardware was salvaged in 2004 from a VERY badly shrunken (original) Ivory AE40. Started this project quite some time ago, and have been slowly working on it from time to time.  This is an original AE40 that I have  fitted with a Water-Clear body and handset that I have personally cast from clear polymer in my workshop. -- The gold-plated components are obviously from a rather early example of AE40, since the dial is an "early-ish" model 24A36, and there is no hand-hold to pick the phone up with. -- The AE Extensicord is an original, and is indeed a rather scarce color to come by. Most brown extensicords have a little, red "tracer" thread woven into them; this one is solid "silvery-brown", which I feel goes very well with the Water-Clear AE40. One unique thing about this AE40 is the total absence of a handhold, or "Butler's Handle". -- The extremely unique and original center card (number card) is actually embossed metal, and rather fantastic! Please note that there is a very slight ding in the number card holder, but after looking it over, you too will see that it is not too noticeable."


Another chance to move up or to get onto the CRPF Contest Standings List (http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=4198.msg51445#msg51445)

Past Contest Phones:  http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=17437.msg180238#msg180238



Guess Deadline:  All guesses and a single allowed revised guess, if needed,
               MUST be submitted at least 24 hours BEFORE the auction ENDS.


S C O R E B O A R D      Players: 21 

$     455.00 - tallguy58  ( 1 )
$     500.00 - andre_janew  ( 12 )
$     663.00 - skyrider  ( 7 )
$     720.00 - Fabius  ( 15 )
$     777.00 - Dan/Panther  ( 5 )
$     825.00 - AL_as_needed  ( 3 )
$     875.00 - Pourme  ( 10 )
$     926.00 - WEBellSystemChristian  ( 13 )
$  1,000.00 - Jim S.  ( 6 )
$  1,057.00 - AE_Collector  ( 4 )
$  1,198.00 - Russ Kirk  ( 8 )
$  1,225.00 - HarrySmith  ( 11 )
$  1,250.00 - Pourme  ( 18 )  **
$  1,258.00 - stub  ( 9 )
$  1,355.00 - kleenax  ( 2 )  -> WINNER - Final Selling Price $1,425.00
$  1,400.00 - 19and41  ( 14 )
$  1,495.00 - TelePlay  ( 21 )  -> WINNER - Final Selling Price $1,425.00
$  1,635.00 - HarrySmith  ( 20 )  **
$  1,704.00 - Russ Kirk  ( 25 )
$  1,850.00 - compubit  ( 23 )
$  2,061.00 - Fabius  ( 17 )  **
$  2,125.00 - 19and41  ( 19 )  **
$  2,269.74 - Jim S.  ( 16 )  **
$  2,500.00 - Pourme  ( 24 ) xxx
$  3,000.00 - wds  ( 22 )


Early Morning Auction Status

01-20-18      Listed     $        9.99
01-21-18    10 bids     $    256.00   ( 5 bidders & 30 - #29 )
01-22-18    10 bids     $    256.00   ( 5 bidders & 47 - #5 )
01-23-18    15 bids     $    325.00   ( 6 bidders & 58 - #2 )
01-24-18    18 bids     $ 1,025.00   ( 8 bidders & 65 - #1 )
01-25-18    18 bids     $ 1,025.00   ( 8 bidders & 66 - #1 )
01-26-18    18 bids     $ 1,025.00   ( 8 bidders & 68 - #1 )
01-27-18    20 bids     $ 1,175.00   ( 8 bidders & 69 - #1 )
01-27-18      9 bidders, 21 bids  Ended at 5:28:57PM PST
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: tallguy58 on January 21, 2018, 02:04:50 PM
$455
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: kleenax on January 21, 2018, 03:47:44 PM
$1355.00
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: AL_as_needed on January 21, 2018, 04:44:14 PM
Hmmm.... $825.00
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: AE_Collector on January 21, 2018, 04:48:21 PM
$1057

Terry
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: Dan/Panther on January 21, 2018, 06:49:18 PM
$777.00

D/P
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: Jim Stettler on January 21, 2018, 07:01:40 PM
$1,000
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: skyrider on January 21, 2018, 08:00:09 PM
$663.00.    Thanks
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: Russ Kirk on January 21, 2018, 08:47:45 PM
$1198
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: stub on January 21, 2018, 09:05:28 PM
               $1258.00     stub
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: Pourme on January 21, 2018, 10:27:18 PM
$875.00
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: HarrySmith on January 22, 2018, 07:05:03 AM
$1,225.00
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: andre_janew on January 22, 2018, 05:28:38 PM
$500
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on January 22, 2018, 06:50:16 PM
$926
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: 19and41 on January 23, 2018, 01:11:37 PM
$1400.00  Please.
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: Fabius on January 24, 2018, 12:27:02 AM
$720
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: Jim Stettler on January 24, 2018, 08:43:00 PM
My revised Guess $2269.74
Ray,
 You did this phone justice with the trim.
Jim S.
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: Fabius on January 24, 2018, 11:52:38 PM
Please change my bid to $2061
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: Pourme on January 25, 2018, 06:02:32 AM
second bid $1250.00
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: 19and41 on January 25, 2018, 07:17:52 AM
$2125.00 for my second guess, please.
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: HarrySmith on January 25, 2018, 12:48:09 PM
Revised guess $1,635.00
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: TelePlay on January 26, 2018, 07:11:17 PM
$1,495.00
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: wds on January 26, 2018, 07:34:11 PM
$3000
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: compubit on January 26, 2018, 07:34:48 PM
Looks like there's enough time left: $1850
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: Pourme on January 26, 2018, 07:41:11 PM
Am I allowed a 3rd guess?

$2,500.00
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ends 01-27-18
Post by: Russ Kirk on January 26, 2018, 07:54:24 PM
Since i have a few minutes before the cutoff and I' m currently only $23 off, I will revise my guess.

$1704
Title: Re: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ended 01-27-18
Post by: TelePlay on January 27, 2018, 10:17:14 PM
Contest Winner:  kleenax
Guessed Price:  $1,355.00
Total Wins: 2

Contest Winner:  TelePlay
Guessed Price:  $1,495.00
Total Wins: 27

Auction Winner: c***o ( 4516 )
Winning Price:   $1,425.00
Bidders:  9
Bids:  21


Contest Standings:  http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=4198.msg51445#msg51445

CRPF Hall of Fame:   http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=138.msg976#msg976]


Thanks to all who played along in this contest.