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Offline Nick in Manitou

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #285 on: May 25, 2013, 11:09:18 AM »
There are those I am sure that think that these are beautiful, and I have one that I love.  But I really like it for its funky look...It looks like it weighs even more than it does.

My wife likes it too and thinks it looks like it would be a phone that came from Micky Mouse's house in Disneyland.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #286 on: May 25, 2013, 01:51:31 PM »
Personally,

     I always have liked the looks of the 'toasters', but, to each, their own. :D

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #287 on: May 25, 2013, 03:11:50 PM »
I like it ;D The dial blank is a cool look on it. I may have to put a blank on my Purple one!
If you have not seen it yet: http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=3028.msg53827#msg53827
Other "Toasters" there also.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #288 on: May 25, 2013, 04:07:51 PM »
Thanks to zaphod1, I have my very first toaster on the way here! Drool! :D

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #289 on: May 28, 2013, 09:43:28 PM »
The trouble with Tribbles, besides eating all the quadrotriticale grain if left on their own, is they turn grey and go bald on top and if well waxed, the dome beads up in a rain.

This sad one needed a smile (the second photo) to, to, to . . . oh, wait, it's a PHONE! :o

http://www.ebay.com/itm/360666233901
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #290 on: May 29, 2013, 12:46:30 PM »
Thankfully it is not a collectible old phone that was destroyed ;D
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #291 on: June 23, 2013, 06:52:43 PM »
It's a "VERY RARE Antique Brass Art Nouveau Hollywood Style Ornate Telephone early 1900" and the seller says the phone is "Marked with Toshiba."

BIN: $750

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171064506746

Edit - . . . and still available by way of its 4th relisting on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171076381172
« Last Edit: July 21, 2013, 03:08:26 AM by TelePlay »
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #292 on: July 21, 2013, 06:48:22 PM »
It's a "VERY RARE Antique Brass Art Nouveau Hollywood Style Ornate Telephone early 1900" and the seller says the phone is "Marked with Toshiba."

BIN: $750

Changed to a 7 day auction with the asked opening bid set at $599.00. That should make a difference.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171079916000
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #293 on: July 21, 2013, 07:13:26 PM »
They are heavy and with the price of scrap metal these days, you may only be out $590 plus shipping on it.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #294 on: August 25, 2013, 06:27:15 PM »
Don't think this is or ever was a WE stock item, but I may be wrong. Just trying to imagine the what the other 3 phones look like - a black dial on a white shell with a red handset and a yellow cord for example?

In a way, it's an eye catching color scheme, not really hideous, but that's about it other than being an interesting parts phone. At least the seller is being somewhat honest in a very optimistic way with respect to its value.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261272514796
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #295 on: August 25, 2013, 10:40:26 PM »
Interesting combinations.  To my eye, black goes with red, and black goes with yellow, but the whole thing together doesn't go.  A much better body color would be aqua blue, it would go much better with both the yellow and red.

I think this combination with my teal blue 500 is much nicer.  Just threw this together for fun.  My patriotic phone.  :)
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #296 on: September 03, 2013, 02:37:50 AM »
Sit down before scrolling down to the photos!




OMG, what have they done?




Key system collectors, beware, this is not good.




6th degree burns and for what? It was a phone, now it's a




"Wild & Wacky OUTSIDER ART The Coolest MELTED TELEPHONE hand-made Sculpture!"




And it can be yours for only $175.00 BIN with FREE shipping, to boot . . .




http://www.ebay.com/itm/141052586580





You've been warned, now here comes the body, well, what's left of it  . . .


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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #297 on: September 03, 2013, 09:55:44 AM »
Oh, Dear!

     That is, indeed, a shame... :o

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #298 on: September 03, 2013, 10:50:04 AM »
It's a "VERY RARE Antique Brass Art Nouveau Hollywood Style Ornate Telephone early 1900" and the seller says the phone is "Marked with Toshiba."

BIN: $750

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171064506746

Edit - . . . and still available by way of its 4th relisting on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171076381172


Its re-listed again!
And the seller has several other phones.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #299 on: September 03, 2013, 12:50:04 PM »
Well I just have to have one of those :(

Has anyone called the Coroner?

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