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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #150 on: May 04, 2011, 10:31:17 AM »
If one were able to remove the sequins, there might be a nice soft plastic phone under there.  The handset cord turning to that white color is an indication of an early pink handset cord.  Maybe with more photos/information it would be a good collectible, IF the sequins can be removed.  But then again, $60 is a bit much for the work that would have to go into it.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #151 on: May 04, 2011, 10:47:34 AM »
From my small amount of experience, I would guess that it is soft plastic.  The soft plastic I have seen fades and becomes lighter with age, while the ABS tends to develop a brownish tinge.  I would be concerned that the glue may have reacted with the tenite, and removing it might leave serious damage.  If one is going to ruin a phone by gluing things to it, why ruin anything but a valuable phone?

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #152 on: May 04, 2011, 06:08:08 PM »
"From the estate of Liberace...?" maybe
"now this should take five minutes, where's me screwdriver went now..?"

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #153 on: May 04, 2011, 07:43:09 PM »
This telephone doesn't ring - it BLINGS!

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #154 on: May 04, 2011, 09:50:16 PM »
This telephone doesn't ring - it BLINGS!

And the person who decorated it is the blinger! :-\

The process of making one of these is called Art Deco!
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #155 on: May 04, 2011, 10:08:36 PM »
And when it does bling, you have to pick up the handset and say in a high country voice, "Hi, I'm Glen Campbell!"

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #156 on: May 04, 2011, 10:18:25 PM »
Kev: Glen Campbell was the Rhinestone Cowboy, not sequin.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #157 on: May 04, 2011, 10:22:16 PM »
My wife pointed this out to me seconds before Masstel's post appeared.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #158 on: May 04, 2011, 10:23:29 PM »
Well I'm going to have nightmares tonight ;D
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #159 on: May 04, 2011, 10:34:55 PM »
My favorite part of the eBay ad is that the phone is non-returnable. 

Duh.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #160 on: May 05, 2011, 12:46:32 AM »
I think you're all being very cruel.

This was some ten-year-old girl's first phone and she's very disappointed everyone laughed at her when she went to her local heritage phone group.

And thank $deity they did, because otherwise who knows what desirable and sought-after phones she'd be sequinning.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #161 on: May 05, 2011, 10:25:14 AM »
"From the estate of Liberace...?" maybe

Nah, no candle holders. I'm guessing a Gabor.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #162 on: May 06, 2011, 10:59:25 PM »


IMHO that's acceptable as folk art, and not a problem unless it's been done to a rare set such as a 1st production year model. 

What isn't acceptable is to destroy a phone by e.g. turning it into a lamp.  Reminds me of hunting trophies of the heads of endangered species. 

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #163 on: May 07, 2011, 12:22:39 AM »
IMHO that's acceptable as folk art, and not a problem unless it's been done to a rare set such as a 1st production year model.

Not even acceptable as folk art. Not only that, but it is endangering ladybugs as a species. If enough people see it, they will go berserk, destroying everything red with polka-dots! Whoever painted it, agreed, had too much time on their hands, but they should have been given at least 20 years!
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #164 on: May 12, 2011, 05:06:45 AM »


Nice one, Owain.  In a manner of speaking.

Looks like something you'd see about a half hour after drinking the wrong fruit punch at the party, just before reliving the last third of 2001 (the movie, not the year).  "If you ever see a phone like this, give your car keys to a friend and have him call a doctor..." : - )

In any case, very well done.  Doesn't appear to be paint, doesn't appear to be some kind of contact paper.  So how did they do that one?  Some kind of elasticized fabric, or "wrap" material?  But if that, then how'd it go on without obvious stretching of the imagery around the corners?  Not that I have any desire to turn a phone into a psychiatric fire-alarm, but it would be interesting to know.