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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #540 on: September 15, 2016, 06:41:18 PM »
In many homes, it might be hid, but it ain't hideous.  :D
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #541 on: September 15, 2016, 09:59:02 PM »
Here's another phone that must have come from the zoo! The wild zebra phone!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272376181159


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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #542 on: September 16, 2016, 01:50:56 PM »
Here's another phone that must have come from the zoo! The wild zebra phone!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272376181159



Pretty sad...It WAS a nice one with a straight cord and early exchange card! :'(
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #543 on: September 16, 2016, 01:55:48 PM »
That is a thin form fit plastic cover on that zebra phone. I have a princess with the same type cover.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #544 on: September 16, 2016, 02:38:40 PM »
Reversible is good.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #545 on: September 16, 2016, 07:09:27 PM »
Reversible is good.
I am not sure how they "affix", but Vern P. didn't have any luck removing the cover from it before he sold it to me.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #546 on: September 16, 2016, 07:58:49 PM »
That is a thin form fit plastic cover on that zebra phone. I have a princess with the same type cover.

Jim, good eye.

I did notice what I thought was just a bezel overlay (the cut out around the finger stop) to add fancy numbers and letters, but after you mentioned that, I can now see the handset also shows a cut out and the caps are not "decorated" as well.

Seems to be damage to the top of the handset on the transmitter end. Also, the front bottom left edge of the housing.

Too bad the seller did not provide a photo of the bottom.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #547 on: October 24, 2016, 03:04:01 AM »
was browsing Ebay and came across this.... nice job.... for an art project... at least its clean....
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #548 on: October 24, 2016, 09:54:34 AM »
I think this has a cover on it to change colors

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #549 on: October 24, 2016, 10:14:45 AM »
Usually those are the phones you want to look for if you want one in nice condition. Those covers have usually been attached since the phone was new or only a few years old, leaving the housing in great shape.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #550 on: October 25, 2016, 03:38:24 AM »
if this phone has the removable plastic cover, then that's the best why to decorate the phone.... I just hate it when a beautiful phone gets ruined....
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #551 on: October 25, 2016, 07:14:10 AM »
I think this has a cover on it to change colors

Might be

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Approx-1938-RARE-Art-Deco-302-Western-Electric-Dial-Phone-withdated-F1-Handset-/152291902975

The seller wants $125 starting and has placed a reserve on it. No bids on it, yet . . .   ::)

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #552 on: October 25, 2016, 08:16:45 AM »
That cover restores some fun to it.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #553 on: November 02, 2016, 11:24:56 AM »
Talk about a repulsive mismatch...

www.ebay.com/itm/252617268048
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #554 on: November 02, 2016, 09:26:06 PM »
Oh look dear....a "Princess Phone"!

Almost everything imaginable is a Princess Phone isn't it?

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