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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #465 on: January 03, 2016, 10:29:21 AM »
This one caught my eye today...why??  And ouch!  I have caught lobster off Marathon Key and know you don't want to hold a Spiny Lobster without a glove.  Renders this phone unfunctional so the "look" is the only thing going for it, and for $548!


http://r.ebay.com/5toylR
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #466 on: January 03, 2016, 11:19:32 AM »
I don't think that's a real lobster.  I think it may be a plastic replica of one.  However,  it may just authentic enough to be as spiny as the real thing!

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #467 on: January 03, 2016, 11:30:05 AM »
This one caught my eye today...why??  And ouch!  I have caught lobster off Marathon Key and know you don't want to hold a Spiny Lobster without a glove.  Renders this phone unfunctional so the "look" is the only thing going for it, and for $548!

That is the contemporary version of the Salvador Dali GPO Lobster phone that did garner big bucks just because it was a Dali. The design has been duplicated since then but this is the first I've seen on a contemporary phone, IIRC.

This Dali phone is "THE" phone that started this topic back in 2009. Just the link was posted so I added a screen capture to the first post today for posterity. The link still worked after 6 years, that itself is unusual.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=1351.msg17210#msg17210

Most of the phones (not quite up to date) can be found in this 4 album gallery

http://s1000.photobucket.com/user/CRPF/library/Hideous%20Phones

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #468 on: January 09, 2016, 10:09:31 PM »
I've worked out what the trouble with tribbles is. Sometimes they decide to be phones.

That one did not sell, the same fate as this one I would guess. Fluff plus more . . .

This one, in that line of fuzzy phones, comes with a rug. I've seem a lot of these tribble-type phones but I think this is the first one I've seen with the handset and base covered with fur. It may just be me but I don't think I'd want to use that phone given the prime breeding area for who knows what between calls after even one use. And how many uses would it take to mat that handset fur down to something that would look like 70's shag carpeting in 2016?

At $50, it should come with 2 bottles of Claritin.

RARE Faith Kinght Hollywood Princess Pink Phone Design Vintage Barbie Real Fur

EDIT: I was wrong, there are many such phones with the entire handset covered in fur.

This one is just about to not sell again. Or perhaps the phones bred to produce a whole new brood.

Don't get 'em wet or feed them after midnight.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #469 on: February 25, 2016, 04:37:53 AM »
This may be a first for this topic, a fuzzy Trimline, or maybe not.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-White-Princess-Trim-Line-Push-Button-Phone-Bling-/262306409873
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #470 on: February 25, 2016, 08:09:59 AM »
It looks like a Rat if you blurr your eyes! :o
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #471 on: February 28, 2016, 11:00:15 PM »
Groovy!
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #472 on: February 28, 2016, 11:32:39 PM »
Funky.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #473 on: February 28, 2016, 11:55:28 PM »
Sickening.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #474 on: February 29, 2016, 12:52:03 AM »
Obviously a WesternOmatic Electric model 340......

Why do these wild paint jobs so often wind up on phones half from one manufacturer and half from another!

Terry
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #475 on: March 06, 2016, 02:15:46 PM »
wouah sickening !...hello to all. ( off-topic )yes i'm not often online. Sorry the health of my wife is the first thing i pass before internet .. ..bye to all.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #476 on: March 06, 2016, 03:25:36 PM »
Oh, sorry to hear of your wife's health problems Denis. Take care of her and check in here when you have the time, we understand.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #477 on: March 06, 2016, 04:03:12 PM »
Oh, sorry to hear of your wife's health problems Denis. Take care of her and check in here when you have the time, we understand.

Terry


Thank you Terry. see you soon
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #478 on: April 08, 2016, 04:38:11 AM »
This one is listed on eBay.

Old-Art-Deco-Metal-Figural-Telephone-Lamp-w-Cigarette-Lighter-Clock-New-York

"This old metal art deco lamp/clock/cigarette lighter telephone is quite a decorative piece with the original accordion clover shaped metal shade. It sits nearly 18" tall with the original finial, and the phone itself is 5 1/8" wide at the front tapering to 3 3/8" on the back. The phone is 6 1/4" deep. The shade is 11" in diameter with 2" thick bands. The casting is in excellent condition with no cracks or breaks. It is marked 'The Trea-Boye Corp Brooklyn N.Y.' The speckled white paint is in very good condition with just a small bit of wear on the receiver. The cigarette lighter located in the receiver does work. The lamp does work and the cord is in good shape. However the post and socket needs tightening. Also the clock does not work. Fixable by replacing the clock. An awesome lamp combination. Ca. 1950s. Good luck!"
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #479 on: April 08, 2016, 08:50:23 AM »
Mighty nice!  No telephones were harmed in the creation of that piece!
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