Author Topic: Fascinating listing on ebay UK.  (Read 1300 times)

Offline contraste

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Fascinating listing on ebay UK.
« on: May 21, 2009, 06:54:39 AM »
Take a look at this rare beast from the 1940's!

It's Bakalite (sic) and comes complete with beautiful and tactile pewter (allegedly) adornments.

It's modular too.


http://tiny.cc/rGONX

Offline McHeath

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Re: Fascinating listing on ebay UK.
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009, 10:07:25 AM »
108 pounds BIN for a "Bakalite" modular 500 from the late 70's or early 80's eh?

What a "deal".   ;)

Offline Bill Cahill

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Re: Fascinating listing on ebay UK.
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009, 10:11:58 AM »
The only things pewter are his added decorations. That is definately a 70's phone.
Bill Cahill

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Offline contraste

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Re: Fascinating listing on ebay UK.
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2009, 12:35:44 PM »
108 = $170 approx.

Where's "Mr. Helpful"?

HobieSport

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Re: Fascinating listing on ebay UK.
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2009, 05:33:59 PM »
"Dear Seller;

Hello, my name is Mr. Helpful and the phone you have is nearly priceless. Only a keen eyed expert telephone divvy like myself can deduce that it's a modular 500 from the 1940s. 

This phone obviously contains a built in time machine gone slightly awry. The slightly awry ones are even more nearly priceless. Be very careful using this phone because removing the protective pewter bits for any length of time may result in the entire State of California being sent to the Jurrasic age, which was before the cell phone.

Just thought you might like to know. Please don't thank me for this information. I just do it just because I like to help, and I'm so very very smart."



Speaking of metal clad phones, here's an oddity:

http://tinyurl.com/q7l2ez
« Last Edit: May 21, 2009, 11:20:17 PM by HobieSport »

Offline contraste

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Re: Fascinating listing on ebay UK.
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2009, 05:52:01 PM »
"Dear Seller;

Hello, my name is Mr. Helpful and the phone you have is nearly priceless. Only a keen eyed expert telephone divvy like myself can deduce that it's a modular 500 from the 1940s. 

This phone obviously contains a built in time machine gone slightly awry. The slightly awry ones are even more nearly priceless. Be very careful using this phone because removing the protective pewter bits for any length of time may result in the entire State of California being sent to the Jurrasic age, which was before the cell phone.

Just thought you might like to know. Please don't thank me for this information. I just do it just because I like to help, and I'm so very very smart."



Right. Speaking of metal on phones, here's an oddity:

http://tinyurl.com/q7l2ez

24k gold over sterling silver?
And it's only $3000?
A bargain I say.

Offline Bill Cahill

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Re: Fascinating listing on ebay UK.
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2009, 06:15:12 PM »
Sterling Silver and, 24K gold! Wow! I gotta have that!!
Bill Cahill  ;D

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HobieSport

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Re: The Precious Phone
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2009, 07:39:04 PM »
All that silver and gold...Is that why they're called "Galions"? ;)
http://tinyurl.com/q7l2ez

Is it just me or does anyone else think this phone is really ugly and silly?
No?  Okay, so maybe I'm just ugly and silly but I'd still rather see the simple black phone that lies underneath all that precious crud. :P
« Last Edit: May 21, 2009, 07:52:44 PM by HobieSport »

Offline AtomicEraTom

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Re: Fascinating listing on ebay UK.
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2009, 09:22:18 PM »
What are these people smoking?  And personally, was never a fan of the metal dial and handset covers.  Seemed kinda like a beverly hillbillies kinda thing.  You know what I mean?  Like a white-trashy attempt at being classy.
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Offline McHeath

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Re: Fascinating listing on ebay UK.
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2009, 12:50:33 AM »
This gold phone is something.  Not really my taste at all, but clearly someone got pretty excited about it at one point.