Author Topic: Auction (125 Cancelled: Listing terminated) - 1947-53 BSP Mobile Mini Binder  (Read 2195 times)

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NOTE:   The original auction expired on July 27th at $67.21, the reserve was not met. The seller has relisted the item starting at $10 in a 7 day auction. As such, the contest will remain open with all guesses in place, unless anyone wants to change their guess (one change is allowed per contest so anyone on the list below can change their guess, should they want to. To do so, use the "Reply" button rather than edit the original guess post - so I don't miss any changes. Thanks!

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Just re-listed at $10.00 with a reserve in a 7 day auction. It's not your "standard phone" contest, it's different and a first for the Auction Contests, but it was discussed in a prior topic on the forum and was noted in that topic that such items have sold for "good money" on eBay in the past. So once again, the question is, who best knows the selling price of this item, or in other words, game on.

This is a "reserve" eBay auction and as with past "reserve" auction contests, the right is hereby reserved to cancel this contest completely with no winner if the auction bids DO NOT exceed the seller's "reserve," whatever that might be, when the eBay auction ends.

The seller listed it as an "1947-53 Early MOBILE PHONE / Radio Bell System Practices Mini Binder ULTRA RARE!" with the item condition as "Used” and "In good condition. Some color aging but no rips or tears. See pictures before bidding." with the auction listing description as:  "Ultra rare Mini Mobile Telephone / Radio Bell System Practices  7 1/2 X4" -- This was from the estate of a Bell System retiree and it was part of his personal collection, he worked in the mobile radio Department.. It may even be one of a kind as I haven't seen one like this. This mini BSP is one of the coolest I've seen. Awesome pictures and instructions. This is definitely an extra ordinary BSP and would make a great item to add to your collection especially if you are interested in Mobile Telephone History. It is a mini handheld BSP binder: Mobile Radio 1947-1953. Included in this BSP is many pages about Western Electric, MOTOROLA and GE. Covering highway and urban systems along with lists of equipment and how to install it. Other references are Gibson, RCA and more. They also show you how to install the first ever Bell System mobile telephone control head, the Western Electric Type 41A along with the 42A 46A, 238B 238C, 239A 239B. Some of the Sections are provisional, according to the BSP general plan: This means it contains information for which full patent clearance or other developmental consideration may be pending. Also, the BSP itself may still be in the developmental testing phase and portions may be incomplete.

Sections that are included in this “Mini” binder:
BSP Station Installation and Maintenance
Section C15.901 Issue C, 7-5-50 Illinois Bell Telephone Co. Chicago Area – Plant Department
Reporting Supplies Received, Defective and Unsatisfactory Performance of Items With a Definite Guarantee Period, 1 page
Section C32.275 Issue 4, 1-8-51 AT&T Co standard
Hand Sets, Maintenance, 13 pages
Section C57.201 Issue 2, 4-30-48 AT&T Co Provisional
Station Sets For Mobile Telephone Service, Description and Installation, 62 pages
Section C57.202 Issue A, 4-11-52 Illinois Bell Telephone Co.
Station Sets For Mobile Telephone Service, Supplies, 20 pages
Section C57.205 Issue 1, 1-15-52 AT&T Co Provisional
Mobile station Service, Mobile Station Installation Methods, 18 pages
Section C57.901 Issue C, 4-17-50 Illinois Bell Telephone Co. Chicago Area – Plant Department
Mobile Telephone and Signaling Service, Station Repair
Section C57.902 Issue C, 10-29-51, Illinois Bell Telephone Co. Chicago Area – Plant Department
Mobile Telephone Service, Service Order Completion, 7 pages
Section C57.903 Issue A, 11-7-47, Illinois Bell Telephone Co. Chicago Area – Plant Department
Removal Of Equipment From Yachts, 3 pages
Section C57.905 Issue A, 7-9-51 Illinois Bell Telephone Co. Chicago Area – Plant Department
Mobile Telephone and Service, Maintenance of Coaxial Tubes-Land Stations, 1 page
Section C57.908 Issue D, 6-7-50, Illinois Bell Telephone Co. Chicago Area – Plant Department
Mobile Telephone Service, Stocking Requirements For Mobile Service Center, 2 pages
Section C57.204 Issue 1, 8-5-47 AT&T Co Provisional
Station Sets For Mobile Telephone Service Station Maintenance Two-Way Service, 16 pages
Pink Paper-Addendum C32.275 Issue 3, 7-15-48 AT&T Co Standard
Hand set Maintenance, 1 page
Pink Paper-Addendum C32.275, Issue I, 6-18-51, Illinois Bell telephone Co Chicago area – Plant Dept.
Hand Set Maintenance, 1 page
Pink Paper-Addendum C36.250, Issue B, 2-23-51, Illinois Bell telephone Co Chicago area
Jack and plugs for telephone connections to boats, 1 page
Pink Paper Addendum C57.201, Issue G, 4-11-52, Illinois Bell telephone Co
Station Sets for Mobile Telephone Service, 12 pages
Pink Paper Addendum C57.201, Issue G, 2-17-53, AT&T Co Standard
Station Sets for Mobile Telephone Service, 17 pages
Pink Paper-Addendum C57.901, Issue A, 6-16-48, Illinois Bell telephone Co Chicago area – Plant Dept.
Station Repair, 1 page "


http://www.ebay.com/itm/291194996222

http://www.ebay.com/itm/301259063004

There are a few more pictures of this BSP binder on the eBay auction page.

NOTE: This contest will use a 5% gap rule between guesses to prevent crowding. As such, guess gaps of 10+% can be split. I'll help with these as the auction goes forward and guesses are entered. It's another chance to either move up a rung or to get onto the CRPF -> Contest Standings <- list.

 . . . for as twocvbloke said,    - - - >  "You gotta be in it to win it ! ! !". . .   ;D "

New forum members are very welcome and encouraged to take a guess. After all, there are no wrong guesses, just one lucky one. No one knows the winning bid on any auction until it ends. However, it is important to get your guess in before someone else grabs your guess.

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S C O R E B O A R D

$     88.00 - twocvbloke  ( 1 )
$   100.00 - maarm  ( 7 )
$   125.00 - kleinkaliber  ( 6 )
$   150.00 - Kenton K  ( 9 )
$   175.00 - WesternElectricBen  ( 2 )
$   200.00 - New England Tel.  ( 10 )
$   225.00 - Russ Kirk  ( 11 )
$   250.00 - Mr. Bones  ( 5 )
$   285.00 - Fabius  ( 4 )
$   327.00 - tallguy58  ( 13 )
$   366.00 - Sargeguy  ( 14 )
$   422.00 - MagicMo  ( 3 )
$   461.00 - TelePlay  ( 15 )
$   500.00 - HarrySmith  ( 8 )
$   577.00 - JohnInWI  ( 12 )


Early Morning Auction Status Changes

07-20-14     Listed    $    10.00  (reserve set)
07-21-14     4 bids    $    46.00 ,  (reserve not met)
07-23-14     5 bids    $    59.00 ,  (reserve not met)
07-25-14     6 bids    $    67.51 , ,  (reserve not met)
07-27-14     Listing ended at 16:19:50 PDT, (reserve not met)

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07-27-14    Relisted  $    10.00  (reserve set)

Listing terminated on July 27th about 21:22:04 PDT

08-03-14     Listing ends at 16:45:21 PDT

For the record, this item sold in a BIN eBay auction for $249 see post at the bottom of the next page.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2014, 09:34:23 PM by TelePlay »
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Offline tallguy58

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$57
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88mph, I mean $88... ;D

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I have to say, it's super cool.. $175.

Ben

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$422
It's one of a kind!  ;)
Whatever it sells for I'll be happy if it goes to a good home!
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$285
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I'll try $250.00, please.

     Hope it goes higher, Mo! ;)

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$125

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$100
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I'll take a high guess, $500.00.
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Shot in the dark...$150

I'll guess $200.00
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$225
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I am going to go with $577.00.

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Since they passed my price and the reserve is not met.....I'll go $327
Cheers........Bill