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Find of the YEAR - 2011   VOTE FOR THREE

Danís Pink 5302 for $50.00 on eBay
5 (7.6%)
jsowers NOS 3/59 ivory soft plastic 554 still in the box for $20.50 on eBay
6 (9.1%)
Kenny C's 12-1950 WE500 that he got for $37 on eBay
2 (3%)
pbghmike77's 28 B's & D's plus parts $80.00
3 (4.5%)
JimH's 1958 White 500 won on ebaY for $8.98 plus shipping
2 (3%)
JimH's 202/D1 c/w E1 handset, #4 dial and 684 subset for $42.93 incl tax
3 (4.5%)
John S' collection of 3 WECo sets off of Craig's List for $25
3 (4.5%)
Kenny C's 5-55 Moss Green two tone WECo 500 for free
2 (3%)
ESalter's Rose Beige Ď54 500 / gray straight cords - free garbage at Radio swap meet
14 (21.2%)
Kleenax's Amazing find of 12 Colored early AE Sets for $6,000
6 (9.1%)
Stockdale's Mahogany AE 40 that an Antique Store only wanted $40 for!
12 (18.2%)
LarryinMichigan's 102-B1 with E1 Handset and 2HB dial for $38 including shipping
8 (12.1%)

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*** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2011 ***
« on: February 08, 2014, 09:09:40 PM »
We started early this year (2014) by running a "Find if the YEAR - 2013" as a run off for all of the contest winners from 2013. Then we went back and did the same for 2012. Now it is time to retroactively vote for the "Find of the YEAR - 2011".

Take a few minutes to go through the list below. John "TelePlay" has created one post per entrant along with brief details, a link to the original nomination and the seperate topic on CRPF if there was one, and one picture of each contestant. The pictures are from the Photobucket site that John maintains of all Find of the Month winners as well as the winners of all of the "Auction Contests".

This time there are twelve contestants to choose from so lets again do THREE VOTES EACH and see who wins the coveted "Find of the YEAR - 2011".

If you inadvertently vote for less than three contestants, click the "Remove Vote" button at the bottom left of poll and then place all of your votes again.

Thanks John for taking the time to put this Find of the YEAR contest together.

Terry
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Re: ****The "Find of the YEAR for 2011"****
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 10:00:03 PM »
January 2011's "Winner":

Danís Pink 5302 for $50.00 on eBay

Here is the original Find if the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=4118.msg54237#msg54237

Dan posted this about it:

Here's a beauty that flew under the radar on ebay three years ago. It looked like a 500 in the listing. I have cleaned her up since I took these pictures.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=3852.msg96683#msg96683
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Re: ****The "Find of the YEAR for 2011"****
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 10:18:31 PM »
February 2011's "Winner":

jsowers NOS 3/59 ivory soft plastic 554 still in the box for $20.50 on eBay

Here is the original Find if the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=4278.msg56438#msg56438

Jonathan posted this about it:

Here is what I consider my find of the month, an NOS ivory soft plastic 554 from 3-59. It came complete with the original box and backboard wrapped in the original packing material. The auction ended at $20.50 and the shipping was $15.95. With what NOS phones with the box have been bringing lately, it was a total surprise to me.

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Re: ****The "Find of the YEAR for 2011"****
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2014, 01:47:30 AM »
March 2011's "Winner":

Kenny C's 12-1950 WE500 that he got for $37 on eBay

Here is the original Find if the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=4466.msg57437#msg57437

Kenny posted this about it:

I JUST WON THIS!!!! Thanks to a very Nice guy.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=4468.msg57169#msg57169
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Re: ****The "Find of the YEAR for 2011"****
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014, 01:54:24 AM »
April 2011's "Winner":

pbghmike77's 28 B's & D's plus parts $80.00

Here is the original Find if the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=4622.msg60108#msg60108

pbghmike77 posted this about it:

These arent pretty but I'm sure to all of the collectors they have much potential to be pretty. Mostly D-1's with a few B-1's. I've sold a few on Ebay already, but in all I had 28 phones total, 4 more incomplete phones, and 25 bases I scored at an estate sale for $80..

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Re: ****The "Find of the YEAR for 2011"****
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2014, 02:32:31 AM »
May 2011's "Winner":

JimH's 1958 White 500 won on ebaY for $8.98 plus shipping

Here is the original Find if the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=4772.msg61845#msg61845

Jim posted this about it:

Here's a white soft plastic 500 from February, 1958 I just received off Ebay for the bargain price of $8.98 + shipping.  I wasn't sure from the ONE picture in the auction if it was all original, but I received it yesterday, and all parts are from late Jan. or Feb. 1958.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=4899.msg61836#msg61836
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Re: ****The "Find of the YEAR for 2011"****
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2014, 02:37:45 AM »
June 2011's "Winner":

JimH's 202/D1 c/w E1 handset, #4 dial and 684 subset for $42.93 incl tax

Here is the original Find if the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=4901.msg62305#msg62305

Jim posted this about it:

I was at a local antique shop today (I check it out about once a month) and found a D-1 "202" with an E-1 seamed handset, #4 dial with a celluloid number plate in great condition, and it had the 684 subscriber set still attached....all for the price marked of $45.  Getting to the check-out I remembered that they will give a 10% discount if you ask...that's all they're allowed to give without calling the booth owner.  So I got it for $40.50 plus tax...
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Re: ****The "Find of the YEAR for 2011"****
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2014, 02:44:21 AM »
July 2011's "Winner":

John S' collection of 3 WECo sets off of Craig's List for $25

Here is the original Find if the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=5057.msg63444#msg63444

John posted this about it:

I was in west Chicago this weekend and found a lot of phones on Craigslist for 25.00.  I bought a 302 ivory metal, D-1, 500 without a headset, f-1 headset and a spitcup headset.  My question is, are 302 ivory metal phones rare?  Hard to find?  I never seen one before.  The only thing is that its missing the dial.  Its in decent shape for its age.  The date 1940 is found all over the phone.  For 25.00 dollars I could not pass it up.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=5095.msg63407#msg63407
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Re: ****The "Find of the YEAR for 2011"****
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2014, 02:49:17 AM »
August 2011's "Winner":

Kenny C's 5-55 Moss Green two tone WECo 500 for free

Here is the original Find if the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=5204.msg65064#msg65064

Kenny posted this about it:

I got a box of parts that had a two tone moss green 500 from 5-55 today. The housing was painted over with black and the cords and handset were replaced. The housing has no date but it's definatly soft plastic. I got it for free.
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Re: ****The "Find of the YEAR for 2011"****
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2014, 02:57:29 AM »
September 2011's "Winner":

ESalter's Rose Beige Ď54 500 / gray straight cords - free garbage at Radio swap meet

Here is the original Find if the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=5377.msg66103#msg66103

Eric posted this about it:

Well folks, for over a year I've read all of your stories about finding amazing phones for next to nothing.  Well, it finally happened to me . . .    As we were walking up an aisle my girlfriend pointed to a garbage can (like an oil drum) with phones by it.  There was a cardboard box and an insulated freezer bag on the ground beside the garbage both filled with phones . . .    As we walked by it I saw what looked like an ivory G-type handset, so I decided to go see what phone it was attached to.  As I dug through the freezer bag I found a WE white TouchTone Trimline, so I pulled it out.   That revealed what looked to be the dial of a cruddy beige AE80, but I unburied it anyway.  The first thing I got out was a handset with a straight neutral gray cord attached to it.  When I saw that cord I literally started shaking with excitement.  What I dug out of that bag was a beige 1954 500 with both neutral gray cords.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=5411.msg66087#msg66087
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Re: ****The "Find of the YEAR for 2011"****
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2014, 03:04:35 AM »
October 2011's "Winner":

Kleenax's Amazing find of 12 Colored early AE Sets for $6,000

Here is the original Find if the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=5505.msg68701#msg68701

Ray posted this about it:

Found all of these in 2 wooden crates in an OLD Pullman (yes, Railroad) car. This car was sooo old that it was made entirely out of wood! Frame and everything! And yes, the roof was coming in, etc.  What a shame; these would have looked grand in their day. Most are beyond repair from shrinkage and weathering. I did salvage a few of them though.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=5639.msg68349#msg68349
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Re: ****The "Find of the YEAR for 2011"****
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2014, 03:26:05 AM »
November 2011's "Winner":

Stockdale's Mahogany AE 40 that an Antique Store only wanted $40 for!

Here is the original Find if the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=5678.msg69631#msg69631

Stockdale posted this about it:

Latest antique store find. What Have I got? Any ideas? I know it is a 1941 Monophone in mahogany?  I think is what the brown is called.  Seems to be in excellent condition.  all there and even the cords look great.  Handset cord I believe is original and in excellent condition.  Not sure the line cord is original, but i do know the line cord is old.  4 prong not so old. (I remember installing them, so they can't be to old.....  LOL).  Phone is in untouched condition.  just as I found it on the shelf.  Cost me $40.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=5762.msg69509#msg69509
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Re: ****The "Find of the YEAR for 2011"****
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2014, 03:28:55 AM »
December 2011's "Winner":

LarryinMichigan's 102-B1 with E1 Handset and 2HB dial for $38 including shipping

Here is the original Find if the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=5892.msg71109#msg71109

Larry posted this about it:

I bought this phone last week for about $38 (incl shipping), and it arrived this Monday.  The seller stated that this phone had served as a stage prop for many years.

The finish is in excellent condition, but it appears to have been repainted at some point.  The paint job is so good, that I suspect that it was a factory job.  The base, dial, and receiver capsule are all dated 3 30.  The F1 transmitter is from 1939.  The handset is in mostly great condition, but there are a few cracks and chips in the transmitter cup and a small chip in the receiver cap, and the receiver cap spacer ring was full of gouges, so I replaced it with a moderately better one.  The cords were both repros and tattered, so I replaced them.  The bottom plated is covered with (moth eaten) wool felt.  I added some cork pieces to keep the phone from sliding.

The dial has "2HB" on it finger stop.  The face plate is non-notched and in good condition, but the numbers are somewhat worn.  The '1' is barely visible.  The dial turns smoothly and clicks loudly enough to bother the neighbors.


http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=5929.msg70851#msg70851
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Re: ****The "Find of the YEAR for 2011"****
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2014, 11:09:22 PM »
Okay! We have a winner of the Find if the YEAR - 2011 contest. ESalter has taken the lead by enough to declare him the winner (even though his Find wasn't an AE product :). )

Eric's Rose Beige 1954 500 with gray straight cords was "Found" for free in the garbage at a Radio Swap Meet. What better find than rescuing one so close to disappearing into a land fill!

Congratulations Eric for having the "Find of the YEAR for 2011"!

The order for the 2011 Find of the Year trophy has been placed and as soon as the 3D printer spits it out we will present it to Eric right here.

Terry
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Re: ****The "Find of the YEAR for 2011"****
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2014, 10:59:13 AM »
Well thank you very much, folks!  That phone is certainly one of my favorites and it definitely has one of the best stories to go along with it of anything we have at the museum.  It's hard for me to believe it's been over 3 years ago now that we found that phone.  To be fair, my girlfriend Jessica deserves to be the winner here, she spotted the box of phones first. :)

---Eric