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Offline JubileeCompact

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NT Alexander Graham Airplane Phone
« on: February 12, 2014, 06:47:18 AM »
Hi People....
I had been after one of these for years but never saw one in nice condition and a reasonable price until this appeared on a BIN :-)
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2014, 08:52:21 AM »
Hi People....
I had been after one of these for years but never saw one in nice condition and a reasonable price until this appeared on a BIN :-)
Seamus
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Great find Seamus:

Been looking for one for the museum as well, but I hate to spend as much as they usually go for when there are also older phones I need... Nice, though!

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Re: A Flying Addition ...
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2014, 09:04:36 AM »
Those wacky Canadians...

These phones are not rare, especially in orange, but they usually sell for high prices.  I got one on ebay for $27 about a year ago, but it was dirty, most of the wires inside had been disconnected, and the modular line connector was missing.  I managed to clean it up and put it all back to working order, but it is rather out of place in my collection.

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Re: A Flying Addition ...
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 09:05:40 AM »
Great find ...Dave this kind of phone are not so rare but the sellers sell them at a high price :(   


NOTA: Sorry Larry :D for the same message that we have wrote in the same time loll
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Re: A Flying Addition ...
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 09:14:43 AM »
Great find ...Dave this kind of phone are not so rare but the sellers sell them at a high price :(   
Exactly my point. I'd rather get a couple of older phones than one of these for my money. However, it is something I have been watching out for for several years, chiefly for the kids who see the museum.

Oddly, I have never seen one in the Maritimes. I keep hoping I will see one in a yard sale, but never have though NE made them.

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Re: A Flying Addition ...
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 09:42:52 AM »
Not even in Québec province Dave ..i've never seen one from eyes....
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2014, 09:54:01 AM »
Not even in Québec province Dave ..i've never seen one from eyes....
They seem to be Canada's best secret!   :)
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2014, 09:57:25 AM »
hahahaha ! may be .. yes. ;D
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 02:00:47 PM »
I consider these in the novelty phone category, not my cup of tea, but whatever rotates your dial I always say.  This style in particular seems to go at relatively high prices, so they must be popular among some collectors.
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2014, 03:39:51 PM »
I consider these in the novelty phone category, not my cup of tea, but whatever rotates your dial I always say.  This style in particular seems to go at relatively high prices, so they must be popular among some collectors.



exact, among the collectors and among some fans simply.

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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2014, 04:20:15 PM »
Yes, these are popular among the funky retro 70ies people, like the Telcer Bobo and the ericofon.
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Re: A Flying Addition ...
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2014, 04:47:15 PM »
I consider these in the novelty phone category, not my cup of tea, but whatever rotates your dial I always say.  This style in particular seems to go at relatively high prices, so they must be popular among some collectors.
Sure they are. But in the museum, in addition to the parents, I need to have a few items to entertain the kids -  one of the reasons I have a Mickey Mouse phone. The kids love it, That is why I would love to have one here, not because I consider it a serious phone. Just adds a bit of interest for them.

But as I said, if I can buy two real phones for what I would have to pay for one of these, the real phones will come first :)   Yet I keep looking. There's only so much money to go around.

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Re: A Flying Addition ...
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2014, 06:36:38 PM »
Of all the novelty phones, I believe these have a way above average chance of becoming an icon of their era.
 
They are also a cross-collectible with interest from 70s - 80s decorators and airplane enthusiasts.
 
Some have been customized with airline logos, adding another collecting group.
 
I have several in my collection, and they invariably bring out more discussion than most of the serious phones when shown to (non-collector) visitors.
 
 
This topic brings up an interesting question. We don't see many novelty phone collecrtors here or in the clubs. However, there are several books on collecting novelty phones. Phoneco and OPW sell them. Why isn't there more discussion about them?
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Re: A Flying Addition ...
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2014, 07:11:16 PM »
I love the novelty phones from the 1970s. I was just a wee lad during those times, and I have no memories of any rotary phones except the 500s and the wall mounted versions. When I started collecting phones, that two-tone orange flier was the first one I acquired. I just recently got an Ericofon and replaced three electronic components so it would ring again, still after a yellow donut-shaped Scuptura, and I am sure it is only a matter of time before my wife wants a Mickey Mouse phone. Maybe one day I'll get one of those executive phones hidden in a box.

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Re: A Flying Addition ...
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2014, 07:29:45 PM »
I don't think that I have seen its real name mentioned here yet. Alexander Graham Plane ....I think?

I don't have one but have watched them on ebaY occasionally. They usually seem to get up towards $100 though I haven't watched for awhile. I wonder what they went for new? Probably about the same.

Terry