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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #555 on: November 02, 2016, 09:39:54 PM »
Talk about a repulsive mismatch...

www.ebay.com/itm/252617268048

Looking at that hurts my face...
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #556 on: November 02, 2016, 10:49:16 PM »
Truly hideous. And that Celebrity handset makes this Frankenphone look like it has bolts on the side of its neck.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #557 on: November 03, 2016, 03:58:02 AM »
Talk about a repulsive mismatch...

I'll see your repulsive mismatch and raise you an eyesore . . .    No two parts of this phone have the same color.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/162265813159

You might note that the seller is the same one who shipped the wrong dial to Rick . . .
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #558 on: November 03, 2016, 07:33:34 AM »
I guess people buy these?...Well
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #559 on: November 03, 2016, 08:06:05 PM »
The "brown" handset looks like it's really mocha.

Had I not recently acquired a 2554 with a handset, I would consider it.. (still looking for the mocha coiled cord, though).

I personally would have chosen a different handset color, other than black...

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #560 on: November 24, 2016, 09:04:13 PM »
Makes one wonder why someone would do something like this . . .   and to an early '56 at that.

Was tempted to take this one home but I just don't have room for another project mutt . . .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Desktop-Rotary-Phone-Western-Electric-Tested-Working-/112215568817
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #561 on: November 24, 2016, 09:28:56 PM »
Yark ! .. so stupid  .. I can't believe that someone do something like this ( glueing gems on a beautiful telephone :(  )
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #562 on: November 24, 2016, 10:05:07 PM »
Yark ! .. so stupid  .. I can't believe that someone do something like this ( glueing gems on a beautiful telephone :(  )
'Yark'...I like that! It's a great way to replace 'yuck'! ;)
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #563 on: November 25, 2016, 02:26:12 PM »
I'll see your repulsive mismatch and raise you an eyesore . . .    No two parts of this phone have the same color.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/162265813159

You might note that the seller is the same one who shipped the wrong dial to Rick . . .


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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #564 on: November 25, 2016, 03:24:40 PM »
It's amusing to consider this desire to create art by encrusting it with things has a competitor in the animal kingdom that does equally beautiful work.  The Caddis Fly Larvae.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #565 on: November 25, 2016, 10:09:16 PM »
'Yark'...I like that! It's a great way to replace 'yuck'! ;)

well,...  ;D ;D ;D  you're right Christian .
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #566 on: November 30, 2016, 05:29:18 PM »
I think I've seen this one or one very similar to it a few years ago.

It's one for the seasopns, but I hope the fish was saved . . .

Seller said:  “One of the receivers globes has no water it works has a few scratches on handles it's a one-of-a-kind item”

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Four-Seasons-Phone-With-4-Seasonal-Receivers-/262742552339
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #567 on: November 30, 2016, 08:16:41 PM »
Do you hear the ocean when you pick up the handset?
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #568 on: November 30, 2016, 09:09:04 PM »
Do you hear the ocean when you pick up the handset?
Maybe, but Brinybay sure does now!! ;D
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #569 on: December 11, 2016, 07:36:36 PM »
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