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Offline Russ Kirk

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #300 on: September 03, 2013, 01:34:33 PM »
Obituary for the melted phone.

Western Electric 565HK,  fondly called 565 by his close friends,  Not much was known about 565's early life.  In his later life he was sought out by avid collectors that had a special place reserved in their collections.

565 met an untimely demise when he met a demented pyromaniac in a hidden garage late one evening.  The pyromaniac had a blow torch and several cans of horrid spray paint.

Alas, ole 565 was born October 1965 and only 47 years 11 months old when he died.

 
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #301 on: September 03, 2013, 02:01:48 PM »
I agree, a shame, but it was just black, not a particularly rare set.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #302 on: September 07, 2013, 10:17:49 PM »
About 4 decades too early.

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1930's solid brass antique rotary phone - $75 (tacoma)

In working condition, our research has told us that it came from at New York motel lobby. Weighs 13 lbs. and stands 41 inches tall.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #303 on: September 08, 2013, 01:47:22 AM »
From not a New York HOTEL Lobby but a from the rare New York MOTEL lobby! And I don't think it was a Motel in New York City but possibly it was in Hicksville New York. I guess it stood right between the Gumball Machine and the Ice Machine. They weren't a big enough Motel to have a Payphone so a cheap "Made in China" Pedestal Phone had to do!

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #304 on: September 08, 2013, 02:35:04 AM »
From not a New York HOTEL Lobby but a from the rare New York MOTEL lobby! And I don't think it was a Motel in New York City but possibly it was in Hicksville New York.

The "stump" version seems tp be worth lot more to that phone's seller . . .   ;)

Could it be that maybe that was indeed the NY "hotel" version?
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #305 on: September 08, 2013, 04:28:15 AM »
BIN for $330 plus $62 shipping, really?

Posting this for posterity because it's right up there with the Dali Lobster phone that started this topic, sort of . . .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121172671431

Listed by the seller, with an apparently funky shift key, as a

"VinTagE ReTrO SpacE AgE PuRpLe TelceR BOBO phone Kartell PantoN PoP ABBA"

with a description of

BEAUTIFUL & VERY RARE VinTagE ReTrO SpacE AgE PuRpLe TelceR BOBO phone Kartell PantoN PoP ABBA HURRY UP!!! Observations: It is a beautiful and very rare vintage retro purple telephone Telcer Bobo . DESIGNED BY SERGIO TODESCHINI c.1969 MADE IN ITALY. ABBA CAN BE SEEN POSING WITH 2 "BOBO" PHONES FOR THE COVER SHOT OF THEIR 1973 HIT 'RING RING' It has two very small cracks but does not affect and working normally i tested this. Great for people who collect these vintage retro telephones. I do not ever seen this color model and NEVER SEEN ON EBAY BEFORE AND WILL NEVER BE SEEN AGAIN!!! It is chance for this price get it quickly and added for your collection!!! Condition: It is very good aged but it has two very small cracks but not affect and has one difference color down of the front metal from the years maybe or shine, working normally!!

Now, it seems to be that the ABBA photo of them with 2 phones was either an inside cover or pull out photo from the album, not the cover itself. So, that makes it worth $330 plus $62 shipping to the US from Greece for a cracked, cheap plastic phone? What am I missing here?  :D
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #306 on: September 08, 2013, 04:55:02 AM »
Okay, maybe I half don't get it. Maybe it's an ABBA thing. And a slightly different album photo.

This sharper blue BoBo sold for $180 plus $75 shipping from Australia this past July and that seller described it as BOBO by TELCER of Italy. Always associated with ABBA this Iconic BOBO telephone will RING RING (sorry couldn't help myself) on Incoming calls, makes Outgoing calls and has Transmission and Reception. So that is to say in Telephone Talk - This Beautiful Blue BOBO works..!! After over 30 years in use it does possess some pitting of the chrome but this of course could be re-plated. The body of the Telephone also has a couple of small nicks but no cracks or deep scratches. This is one I have owned for many years . . .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/141016849029

Who knew? Seems ABBA sells like WE does .  . .
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #307 on: September 08, 2013, 12:05:41 PM »
with a description of

BEAUTIFUL & VERY RARE

Yes "Beautiful" was my first thought as well......
well, right after "Knockoff of Northern Telecom's "Alexander Graham Plane"
but...maybe I am wrong, maybe Nortel stole his idea and improved upon it.

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« Reply #308 on: September 12, 2013, 06:53:01 PM »
Yes "Beautiful" was my first thought as well...... well, right after "Knockoff of Northern Telecom's "Alexander Graham Plane" but...maybe I am wrong, maybe Nortel stole his idea and improved upon it.

As a comparison to the BoBo phone above and for the forum record, "Ze Plane! Ze Plane!" at

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190899829904

or otherwise known as the  "Great Vintage Alexander Graham Northern Telecom Rotary Dial Airplane Telephone Phone" which can be yours for at least $65 plus $19 in shipping. A steal!
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #309 on: September 21, 2013, 08:40:08 AM »
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #310 on: September 21, 2013, 11:22:23 PM »
$525 and it's not even Western Electric!  ;D

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #311 on: September 23, 2013, 05:38:58 PM »
On the 11th picture, yes, it is worth 59 cents :P
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #312 on: September 26, 2013, 09:45:05 AM »
That's a recent addition to my collection. It might not look as hideous as some weird looking phones people were posting but it kind of looks a bit silly, it's part of BT Special Range, which consists mostly of novelty phones including Rondo, Empress, Padua, etc. Here is a video of it ringing that I made: http://youtu.be/21-5dmhWaS0

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #313 on: September 26, 2013, 10:34:51 AM »
What does S and M stand for in place of the star and pound?
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #314 on: September 26, 2013, 10:46:01 AM »
S is the Silent button - it mutes the microphone and M is for memory, it redials the last number.