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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #570 on: September 16, 2016, 01:55:48 PM »
That is a thin form fit plastic cover on that zebra phone. I have a princess with the same type cover.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #571 on: September 16, 2016, 02:38:40 PM »
Reversible is good.
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #572 on: September 16, 2016, 07:09:27 PM »
Reversible is good.
I am not sure how they "affix", but Vern P. didn't have any luck removing the cover from it before he sold it to me.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #573 on: September 16, 2016, 07:58:49 PM »
That is a thin form fit plastic cover on that zebra phone. I have a princess with the same type cover.

Jim, good eye.

I did notice what I thought was just a bezel overlay (the cut out around the finger stop) to add fancy numbers and letters, but after you mentioned that, I can now see the handset also shows a cut out and the caps are not "decorated" as well.

Seems to be damage to the top of the handset on the transmitter end. Also, the front bottom left edge of the housing.

Too bad the seller did not provide a photo of the bottom.
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Offline Babybearjs

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #574 on: October 24, 2016, 03:04:01 AM »
was browsing Ebay and came across this.... nice job.... for an art project... at least its clean....
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #575 on: October 24, 2016, 09:54:34 AM »
I think this has a cover on it to change colors

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #576 on: October 24, 2016, 10:14:45 AM »
Usually those are the phones you want to look for if you want one in nice condition. Those covers have usually been attached since the phone was new or only a few years old, leaving the housing in great shape.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #577 on: October 25, 2016, 03:38:24 AM »
if this phone has the removable plastic cover, then that's the best why to decorate the phone.... I just hate it when a beautiful phone gets ruined....
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #578 on: October 25, 2016, 07:14:10 AM »
I think this has a cover on it to change colors

Might be

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Approx-1938-RARE-Art-Deco-302-Western-Electric-Dial-Phone-withdated-F1-Handset-/152291902975

The seller wants $125 starting and has placed a reserve on it. No bids on it, yet . . .   ::)

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #579 on: October 25, 2016, 08:16:45 AM »
That cover restores some fun to it.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #580 on: November 02, 2016, 11:24:56 AM »
Talk about a repulsive mismatch...

www.ebay.com/itm/252617268048
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #581 on: November 02, 2016, 09:26:06 PM »
Oh look dear....a "Princess Phone"!

Almost everything imaginable is a Princess Phone isn't it?

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #582 on: November 02, 2016, 09:39:54 PM »
Talk about a repulsive mismatch...

www.ebay.com/itm/252617268048

Looking at that hurts my face...
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #583 on: November 02, 2016, 10:49:16 PM »
Truly hideous. And that Celebrity handset makes this Frankenphone look like it has bolts on the side of its neck.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #584 on: November 03, 2016, 03:58:02 AM »
Talk about a repulsive mismatch...

I'll see your repulsive mismatch and raise you an eyesore . . .    No two parts of this phone have the same color.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/162265813159

You might note that the seller is the same one who shipped the wrong dial to Rick . . .