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Offline HarrySmith

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Fake Candlestick
« on: June 20, 2018, 04:31:39 PM »
Here is a recent auction using the famous November 1910 transmitter cup!Also includes an AE dial & a broken receiver. I hope nobody falls for this one.
Beware of any stick with this date marking!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/323310610088
« Last Edit: June 20, 2018, 04:39:32 PM by TelePlay »
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Offline Butch Harlow

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Re: Fake Candlestick
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2018, 05:27:30 PM »
Earpiece has a crack and appears to have been maybe glued. Greatest understatement of all time. This guy should run for political office.
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Offline AL_as_needed

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Re: Fake Candlestick
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2018, 10:14:33 AM »
Oh come now, it clearly says "antique" in the listing, once that word is thrown around its worth at least 100$  ;)
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Offline Key2871

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Re: Fake Candlestick
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2018, 11:37:56 AM »
I remember when these were on eBay, all the time, with mostly AE dials, some were WE. But someone in the ATCA was livid when they saw these advertised as " antique" and we're selling for hundreds of dollars. So they made a web site and pointed out all the things that proved they were in fact fake. But it did little to slow down the auctions. I saw several in antique shops over the years, and would tell the person behind the counter that it wasn't a "real candlestick phone".
Only one place did the shop owner let the seller know it was a fake.
I would tell them about how those were never marked like the fake was. I started carrying a photo of my real candlestick with me to prove that the thing was a fake. After a year or so, I never saw any around.
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Offline rdelius

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Re: Fake Candlestick
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2018, 11:58:13 AM »
Remember these parts will interchange with origional so you could "grow" inventroy by adding  1 repro part to every old one .20ALs become 50Als etc

Offline Sargeguy

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Re: Fake Candlestick
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2018, 01:06:54 PM »
There is a sticky post in the Candlestick phone section on the subject, anyone looking to purchase a candlestick should check it out:

 http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=7877.0
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Offline rdelius

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Re: Fake Candlestick
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2018, 02:44:16 PM »
That post was related to the GPO type. those spotting points will not work on WE ones.Possibly combine things?

Offline Sargeguy

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Re: Fake Candlestick
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2018, 05:52:24 PM »
There is a sticky post on WE candlesticks, I had already added the GPO information to it
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