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Offline Doug Rose

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NOS Imperial 202?
« on: February 05, 2015, 06:11:02 PM »
I saw this on Sunday when it first came on $39.99 with Free shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231468783238

After paying for it I saw this listed.... a great 6D for $19.99

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231468796625

They both look like NOS for $60 delivered! I have never seen an Imperial so perfect and it is heavy. I have an Ivory thermoplastic F1 and I have a Ivory leather base somewhere. This was right place....right time....Doug
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Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Re: NOS Imperial 202?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2015, 06:26:10 PM »
Looks really good, Doug!

Here's the base:
http://m.ebay.com/itm/231468787127
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Re: NOS Imperial 202?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2015, 07:08:32 PM »
The same seller has the mounting cord for $19, although one end was reterminated. Also, the handset sold Sunday for the best offer under $35. That's one way to try to get $135 for a Continental.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231468823378

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231468830204
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Re: NOS Imperial 202?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2015, 08:29:56 PM »
The phone didn't sell as a whole for enough the seller wanted, so he took it apart and sold the parts.

$20 for a 6D is good, because some people are willing to spend $50+ for those.  I bet it's dated III or IV 1955.

Given that alone, sure makes it very tempting to sell parts only. I got only something like $49 for an Imperial I sold a year ago, but I couldn't get myself to rip it apart.

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Re: NOS Imperial 202?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2015, 10:36:32 PM »
The phone didn't sell as a whole for enough the seller wanted, so he took it apart and sold the parts.

$20 for a 6D is good, because some people are willing to spend $50+ for those.  I bet it's dated III or IV 1955.

Given that alone, sure makes it very tempting to sell parts only. I got only something like $49 for an Imperial I sold a year ago, but I couldn't get myself to rip it apart.


High bid for complete phone was $15.50, including free shipping! Starting bid was 99 cents, but it had a reserve. Buy it now price was $199.

Dials were dated by month by 6-44.
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unbeldi

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Re: NOS Imperial 202?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2015, 10:41:16 PM »

Dials were dated by month by 6-44.

That is commonly known.

Obviously, the point was that the dial from the second half of 55.
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Re: NOS Imperial 202?
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2015, 09:01:13 AM »
I got up early this morning, found all the parts I needed and it just fell together. That does not always happen for me building a phone. I can't make myself swap out the dial card.  ::)  Not bad for $60 delivered and my parts....Doug
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Re: NOS Imperial 202?
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2015, 09:03:19 AM »
Nice!

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Re: NOS Imperial 202?
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2015, 09:33:41 AM »
Beautiful job, Doug! 8)

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Re: NOS Imperial 202?
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2015, 09:39:22 AM »
thanks guys....all parts were in great shape, I just connected the dots....Doug
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Re: NOS Imperial 202?
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2015, 11:31:30 AM »
There is something to be said for an ivory Tenite handset on a golden phone.

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Re: NOS Imperial 202?
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2015, 11:50:15 AM »
Looks very nice, Doug!!

The seamless handset looks very good on it!
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