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 Find of the Month - January 2019   *** Vote for One ***

Scott's date matching 1954 Rose Beige WE 500 $48.50 plus $18 for shipping. BIN ebay
13 (40.6%)
tubaman's Black AE80  $8.99 plus $28.29 postage ebay
0 (0%)
Gary Millam's WW2 upgrade WE 205 to a single line set $55.00 at indoor flea market
10 (31.3%)
Duffy's Ivory Diakon GPO 332 with 1936 Siemens handset $150 cost,shipping,and  parts Kijiji
8 (25%)
FABphones's new  Panasonic KX-T7630E-B                                             $19.64 US free shipping
1 (3.1%)

Total Members Voted: 32

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Offline Jim Stettler

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Find of the Month - January 2019
« on: January 01, 2019, 11:47:03 AM »
Post your "Find of the Month" here.

A "Find of the Month" is a telephone or a related item that you acquired during the month that you are particularly excited about either because of its rarity, the difficulty you had in trying to find it for your collection or the exceptional "deal" that you got on it.

The "Find of the Month" contest is focused on the collection of telephones rather than on their sale for a profit. To be eligible for the "Find of the Month" contest:

- The finder must have personally acquired and actually own the item.
- The item can be acquired for free but it can not be a gift or present from anyone.
- The item (or any of its components) cannot be put up for sale during the contest period.
- Only one "Find" per owner can be in a "Find of the Month" contest.


A Nomination Should Include:

1) where and/or how the item was found.
2) the price & shipping cost.
3) the forum link to the topic discussing the find.
4) the eBay link if won there.
5) and other information of importance about the find.
6) one or two pictures of the item.
7) If the item is very cool to you for personal reasons, please share. This would be  your collection, birthday phone, phones from youth, basically, Why is that phone extra cool to you.


Ideally your item would be posted in its own thread elsewhere on the forum such as "Auction Talk", "Flea Market/Yard Sale Finds" or "Collectors Corner" Board. Then you or anyone else can nominate your "Find" to the Current "Find of the Month" thread by posting at least one picture and other details including the price paid, any shipping costs and a link to the original discussion on the forum. It is not a requirement that your find be posted elsewhere on the forum but the more details the better.

Nominations of phones listed in other forum discussion topics, by members that do not own the item but realize it is indeed a "find" worthy of being nominated as a "Find of the Month" candidate, are always welcome.

Please pick your best "Find" to submit for the month limiting your entry to one phone or one "Find" that might include limited multiple items. If you have already entered for the month and come up with something even better either submit your new find indicating that it replaces your previous entry OR you can enter your new Find in next months contest.

To check out a list of all past winners including the Find of the YEAR winners, click here:
          --> Winner's List <--

TelePlay has grabbed pictures of all of the "Find of the Month" winners since we started this back in 2010 and he has put them into albums on forum. Thanks John.  To check them out, click here:
          --> Photo Album <--

Jim S.
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Offline TelePlay

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Re: Find of the Month - January 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 07:42:09 PM »
I'll start out this month to help one of our newer members get in the running.

I would like to nominate Scott's date matching 1954 Rose Beige WE 500 that he found on eBay with a BIN price of $48.50 plus $18 for shipping.

The phone has age related crud issues making it a bit of a restoration project but overall, it's in great condition and it came with straight, grey handset and line cords. One of the Big Four soft plastic colors at a very good price.

A discussion of the phone is posted at this link:

     http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=21686.0
« Last Edit: January 08, 2019, 05:10:14 PM by TelePlay »

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Re: Find of the Month - January 2019
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 09:06:15 AM »
Thank you for that. It was purchased on 12-29-18 and there was $18.00 shipping.

Scott K.

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Re: Find of the Month - January 2019
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 11:04:27 AM »
I'm going to throw in my newly acquired AE80, purchased from eBay for $8.99 plus $28.29 postage (came to 30.62 total after conversion).
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Monophone-Automatic-Electric-Black-Rotary-Dial-Desk-Phone-4-Ft-Cord/153319469517

I know it's not a rare thing in the USA but I've wanted one for ages and they just never appear on this side of the pond.  With the ones I see on eBay usually either the condition is poor and/or the price plus postage makes them just too expensive, so when this one came up I took a chance.  It's got nearly all of the features I wanted in one of these - old style chassis with rear entry handset cord, chromed metal plungers, and cords in good condition.  Ideally I would have liked a metal finger-wheel too, but at this price.....
As an extra bonus I was very pleased to find out when I opened it up that it has a straight-line ringer.  It all works very nicely. :D

I've discussed it here - http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=21715.0

I'm really happy with it.
 :)

« Last Edit: January 11, 2019, 11:15:50 AM by tubaman »

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Re: Find of the Month - January 2019
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 08:42:47 AM »
I'd like to nominate Gary's WW2 upgrade WE 205 to a single line set. This is not an easy find, it is wonderful condition. Nice find Gary....Doug

     " . . . found at an indoor flea market for January Find of the Month. I paid $55.00 for it."

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=21699.msg221145#msg221145
« Last Edit: January 21, 2019, 04:42:54 PM by TelePlay »
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Offline Gary Millam

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Re: Find of the Month - January 2019
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2019, 03:22:45 PM »
I want to thank Doug Rose for nominating my converted WE key set  that i
found at an indoor flea market for January Find of the Month. I paid $55.00 for it.

Gary Millam


Offline Duffy

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Re: Find of the Month - January 2019
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2019, 03:31:07 PM »
I would like to enter my 1940 Ivory Diakon GPO 332 with 1936 Siemens handset.

I gave this phone a good cleaning and replaced the handset cord, feet and the drawer pull.
Total cost for phone, new replacement parts and shipping was just under $200.00 CDN / $150.00 USD.
This phone also has a mirror inside the instruction drawer with a red GPO insignia which I have been told it is very hard to come by.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=21645.0


Offline FABphones

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Re: Find of the Month - January 2019
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2019, 03:27:22 PM »
To add another option I would like to please submit this Panasonic KX-T7630E-B.

I thought I was buying a refurb unit to help program the Panasonic Hybrid-PBX system I am putting together but when it arrived it was new, still sealed, and in its original box.

Price 15, free delivery.

Thread here: http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=21805.0

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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Find of the Month - January 2019
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2019, 01:54:21 AM »
Don't forget to vote for January find of the month.
Jim
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Find of the Month - January 2019
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2019, 09:41:33 AM »
And the winner for January 2019....
Scott's date matching 1954 Rose Beige WE 500 $48.50 plus $18 for shipping.

To check out a list of all past winners including the Find of the YEAR winners, click here:  --> Winner's List <--

TelePlay has grabbed pictures of all of the "Find of the Month" winners since we started this back in 2010 and he has put them into albums on forum. Thanks John.  To check them out, click here:  --> Photo Album <--

Jim S.
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You die, you forget it all.

Offline Scott

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Re: Find of the Month - January 2019
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2019, 07:33:27 PM »
Thanks everyone for the votes. The phone cleaned up very well and looks great on display. And of course the prize money will come in handy with it being tax time. :)

Scott K.