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Offline finlover

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My collection
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2009, 09:54:47 AM »
Alright, BDM, you asked so here goes.  My collection is made up mostly of 500s (SURPRISE!) with a few 554s for good measure.  Older phones are cool, but they don't speak to me like the 500s.  I have every color except Rose Beige, Mahogany Brown and Oxford Gray (my holy grail).  All are in mint condition.

The crown jewels of my collection are a '56 Mediterranean Blue 501, a new old stock aqua '58 500, and an all original '55 red 500 that I'm leaving to Jorge in my will.  The others are pre-'63 models for the most part because I'm a fan of triangular feet.  My only gold bottom is a Turquoise '67 500 because it was just too nice to sell.  The only non-W.E. phones are Stromberg Carlsons, a 500 and a 554 in lime green (love it!), and an orange 500. 

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2009, 09:59:43 AM »
Welcome finlover. I must say you do fine work!

Offline Bill Cahill

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2009, 11:28:46 AM »
 ;D Welcome to the forum, finlover...
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Offline JorgeAmely

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2009, 12:12:45 PM »
finlover:

How old are you?

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2009, 01:49:41 PM »
Glad you're here too, Finlover! What took you so long? ;D
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Re: How old are you?
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2009, 05:58:16 PM »
I'm 41 at the end of this month.  I'm no spring chicken anymore, but at least I still have most of my hair (for now). :)

Thank you again for the warm welcome, gentlemen!

Offline Dan

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2009, 07:41:09 PM »
Do you like the Miami DolPHINS? Please explain your name, thanks.
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finlover explained
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2009, 07:56:57 PM »
My name comes from my love of finned '50s cars.  I have a '59 Oldsmobile, which isn't really very finny compared to the Cadillac from that year.
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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2009, 08:44:18 PM »

 That's a nice Olds. welcome to the forum Finlover.
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Re: finlover explained
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2009, 09:04:27 PM »
Quote from: finlover
My name comes from my love of finned '50s cars.

You aren't alone.  There's quite a bit of discussion about good old cars on this forum.  Just do a search for "cars" in the "off topics" section. ;)

Offline Bill Cahill

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2009, 09:34:35 PM »
OH, MY!!  :o Nice car!!
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Offline JorgeAmely

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2009, 09:39:53 PM »
That is some awesome color! I believe there is an AE34 or 40 with that color. Did you do the paint job?

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Olds color
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2009, 09:54:41 PM »
Thanks, Jorge!
The color was called Burgundy Mist at Olds, Lido Lavender at Buick, and Royal Amethyst at Pontiac.  It is the original color.  I didn't dare do the paint work myself--I wanted it to look good!  Hard to tell from the photos, but it's a metallic color.

Is there really a phone this color?!  If so, I must own it!  My fantasy phone would be the '56 Lincoln color called Wisteria:



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Re: Olds and AE 34/40 colors
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2009, 09:57:12 PM »
Yep, it looks kinda like an AE 34/40 in Orchid and Chromium. ;D

Here's a pic of an older Old's that a friend has, (sort of an AE 40 Jade Green), but the fins may not be par to Finlover's specs. ;)
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Offline JorgeAmely

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Orchid AE34
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2009, 10:10:33 PM »
There is a collector, Ray Kotke, who has a website and a business to recreate some of these old beauties from years gone by.

Check this place:
http://www.telephonecreations.com/prod01.htm

Scroll down and you will see an AE34 in Orchid color.

An original in good shape commands more that $2-3 thousand dollars.

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