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Find of the Month - March 2014   (TWO VOTES EACH)

Dave Beck's Black AE 50 for FREE from an Acquaintance (after refurb photos)
6 (9.5%)
dsk's Two (2) 1940 German Field Telephones for FREE from a Friend
3 (4.8%)
Spanish_phones' Near NOS Ericsson M33 (Ericsson type 1931) for about $89.50 Total
3 (4.8%)
WEBellSystemChristian's Two (2) Unfaded Ivory 302s from a Craigslist Seller for $35.00 Total
24 (38.1%)
Gilas' 1955 Mahogany 500 found on Etsy for $48 plus Shipping
11 (17.5%)
Mike C's Burled Walnet Northern Electric Uniphone No 2 found at a Flea Market for $35.00
16 (25.4%)

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Offline AE_Collector

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Find of the Month - March 2014
« on: February 28, 2014, 11:47:44 PM »
Post your "Find of the Month" for March 2014 here.

A "Find of the Month" is an item that you acquired within the last month or so that you are particulatly excited about either because of its rarity, the difficulty you had in trying to find one for your collection or the exceptional "deal" you got on it etc.

Please pick your best "Find" to submit for the month limiting your entries to one Phone item OR One "Find" that might include 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 for next months contest.


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 PhotoBucket. Thanks John.

To check them out, click --> HERE <--

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Re: Find of the Month - March 2014
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2014, 12:43:21 AM »
I am going to nominate Dave Becks FREE AE 50 for Find of the Month. He has done a lot of work to it since he got it as it was BLACK when he got it but he has done a nice job.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=11382.0

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Re: Find of the Month - March 2014
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2014, 05:12:05 PM »
I got 2 x-German field telephones today. Both made in 1940, re-furbed by the Norwegian army in the 70-ies.
The re-furb will say painted up and replacement of transmitter and receiver capsules.  They have been used, but are in good shape. The German labels are removed, and a Norwegian/NATO  phonetic alphabet has replaced the German one.
The makers are Mende, and R&B

Both telephones has the German eagle atop swastika. And of-course good working condition.

I have really had some difficulties to tell about if this or the US EE8 are the best, and I tend to go for the German FF33, but I am absolutely not sure.

dsk

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Re: Find of the Month - March 2014
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2014, 07:12:57 AM »
I got it from a friend for free.
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Re: Find of the Month - March 2014
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2014, 02:58:28 PM »
Very nice, Dag. You have good friends. :-)
Groeten,

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Re: Find of the Month - March 2014
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2014, 09:37:33 PM »
I would like to nominate my new Ericsson m33, which I'm waiting to receive at home in a few weeks :) which cost 65 including shipping (about $89.50 US).
« Last Edit: March 31, 2014, 10:00:00 PM by TelePlay »

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Re: Find of the Month - March 2014
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2014, 04:27:01 AM »
Wow, looks to be in very good condition. M33 is a Spanish designation? Was it made in Spain? Or was it made in Sweden?
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Re: Find of the Month - March 2014
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2014, 05:54:22 AM »
Yes Matilo! It's almost NOS!

I have just read on internet that this model was named M33, but maybe is not true. I hope you can teach me more about Ericsson ;)

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Re: Find of the Month - March 2014
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2014, 06:07:06 AM »
When it comes, it should be made a special thread, this are a nice phone, but it was made in many countries with several different circuits and miner differences in the mold. From the picture I can not tell the difference from the Elektrisk Bureau version: http://tinyurl.com/q8fvd2t

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Re: Find of the Month - March 2014
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2014, 06:27:31 AM »
Yes Matilo! It's almost NOS!

I have just read on internet that this model was named M33, but maybe is not true. I hope you can teach me more about Ericsson ;)

Oh man, don't get me started. I love this model. And it is very interesting how its design was used, adapted and influenced many designs over the whole world. I collect different versions of this model.

See here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ericsson_DBH_1001_telephone

Although I think DBH 1001 is not the correct name to begin with. If I am informed correctly that designates only one particular version of this design. If it had a different plug, ringer or longer cord, it would have had another model number. I myself prefer the generic name Ericsson type 1931 for the whole family.

I'd be very interested to learn more of this phone, when you get it. But as Dag said, that would call for a new thread on this forum. I'm afraid we are plummeting off topic here.
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Re: Find of the Month - March 2014
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2014, 05:46:36 PM »
I see I see, don't worry, I'll make the specific Post for it when I got it ;)

Thanks for the info

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Re: Find of the Month - March 2014
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2014, 06:54:58 PM »
I'm looking forward to that. I'm curious about the details of your newest acquisition.  :D
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Re: Find of the Month - March 2014
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2014, 07:11:35 PM »
I will nominate my two unfaded ivory 302 "trading post" finds. They cost $17.50 each, or $35 total.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=11415.0
« Last Edit: March 14, 2014, 09:19:44 PM by WEBellSystemChristian »
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Re: Find of the Month - March 2014
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2014, 07:38:32 PM »
I will nominate my two unfaded ivory 302 "trading post" finds. They cost $17.50 each, or $35 total.

this one's going to be tough to beat.

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Re: Find of the Month - March 2014
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2014, 09:22:08 PM »
Yes very nice Christian! Do you have another topic going on here about them already?

Terry

Thanks! I just included a link in my nomination reply.
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