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Offline Babybearjs

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Clear ITT 564 Keyset on eBay
« on: January 16, 2015, 01:10:19 AM »
OK! you guys.... enclosed is a picture of a Kellogg/ITT phone from the 70's.... so why don't we see more of these.... if they can make a 564 this way, then why isin't more of these showing up??
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Re: Clear ITT 564 Keyset on eBay
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2015, 01:11:54 PM »
OK, which one of you are throwing money at the ITT/Kellogg 564 clear deskset. it has a date of 1960 and the current bid is $177.00.  the seller is: gantiques and its in the 1940-1969 catagory
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Re: Clear ITT 564 Keyset on eBay
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2015, 04:38:04 PM »
Hey John....a link would be great....Doug
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Re: Clear ITT 564 Keyset on eBay
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2015, 05:42:01 PM »
I've always thought that clear phones were more of a novelty item than anything.  People who buy them may have a pot smoking friend they want to freak out.  If not, they may just like to see how it works without taking it apart.

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Re: Clear ITT 564 Keyset on eBay
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2015, 05:47:33 PM »
I didn't even know ITT made the 564 in clear... after all, its a business phone... seeing it on ebay is cool.... someone wants it bad enough to pay top dollar.... anyone know if W.E. ever offered this series in a clear format?
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Re: Clear ITT 564 Keyset on eBay
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2015, 06:56:54 PM »
« Last Edit: January 16, 2015, 07:06:13 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: Clear ITT 564 Keyset on eBay
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2015, 07:16:14 PM »
thanks Christian...I couldn't find it. A link is so easy when you are looking at it....Doug
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Re: Clear ITT 564 Keyset on eBay
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2015, 07:28:17 PM »
I've always thought that clear phones were more of a novelty item than anything.  People who buy them may have a pot smoking friend they want to freak out.  If not, they may just like to see how it works without taking it apart.
"A pot smoking friend they want to freak out." Dude?  Really? .....Kidamazed
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Re: Clear ITT 564 Keyset on eBay
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2015, 11:21:11 PM »
So... how much money are you going to throw at it Doug??
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Re: Clear ITT 564 Keyset on eBay
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2015, 07:43:26 AM »
John....it's not what I collect, seems perfect for your collection....good luck...Doug
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Re: Clear ITT 564 Keyset on eBay
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2015, 12:51:14 PM »
Can't you imagine a guy so high he thinks he has x-ray vision and can see through your phone?

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Re: Clear ITT 564 Keyset on eBay
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2015, 09:03:36 PM »
Lots of us collect transparent phones. I believe they originally were made to check the case design, but I understand the sales folks got ahold of them and used them for displays. There's a sticky on transparents: http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=1928.0
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Re: Clear ITT 564 Keyset on eBay
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2015, 06:04:10 PM »
last check on the auction, the high bid is over $200.00! My high bid is $100.00 and no more. if someone wants it worse then me, then so be it.... I think some of these auctions are crazy the way people throw money at the item. 
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Re: Clear ITT 564 Keyset on eBay
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2015, 06:50:35 PM »
I often find it hard to believe what some people will pay for a telephone.  There are certain types of telephones that are sought after by collectors and, believe it or not, this must be one of them.

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Re: Clear ITT 564 Keyset on eBay
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2015, 08:19:06 PM »
One question can answer why the price is going up.

When was the last time you saw one of these?

My answer is never. Not in a collection, not at a show, not for sale on eBay or anywhere else!
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