Author Topic: Rare 1959 vintage WESTERN ELECTRIC 500 P/U ivory # 50 MUSHROOM LAMP desk phone  (Read 1812 times)

Offline Doug Rose

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This went for $700. I am amazed, I thought $349 top end. I watched it until the end. WOW!!!...Doug

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251557748639
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Offline WesternElectricBen

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Dang..


I better do a good job on the restoration of my white mushroom phone.


Ben

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It was a very nicely preserved set with matching component dates with the exception of the connector and possibly the cords.
It could possibly still be a Tenite set.

Offline JorgeAmely

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Doug and others, it is very nice indeed. This is the first time ever I see an Ivory Mushroom phone.
Jorge

Offline david@london

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with a date of 6/59, it would be interesting to know if the ivory mushroom was a very late soft plastic model.

another 500u, in light gray, sold for $450 recently. can't remember having seen one in this colour.       ebay link
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Offline Doug Rose

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thanks Jorge and David, really good information. In all my years of collecting I have only found one. It was in tough shape,  now in another collection...Doug
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Offline Dave F

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<snip>...  another 500u, in light gray, sold for $450 recently. can't remember having seen one in this colour.       ebay link

I have a NOS gray 500P/U.  You can see it HERE.

DF

Offline david@london

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dave -

that's very impressive.........& not something you see everyday !

doug -

for high-priced mushrooms......how about this for $899?   ebay link

Offline Scotophor

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Nice one! How hard is it to find an unrestored phone with the rubber feet, WITHOUT rusty rivets or rust around the feet on the base plate?
« Last Edit: June 25, 2014, 12:07:15 AM by Scotophor »
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Offline JorgeAmely

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Jorge

Offline Dave F

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Mine is red. You can take a look at it here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/Amelyenator/1958WesternElectricPhoneWithNightLight

Jorge,

I've seen pictures of your red one before; it's a real beauty.  You certainly are a restoration artist!

Dave