Author Topic: Wow! Strowger Desk Set with Bell Box on eBay  (Read 829 times)

Offline Rokumoncat

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Wow! Strowger Desk Set with Bell Box on eBay
« on: May 06, 2015, 01:07:19 PM »
All I can say is WOW!

h ttp://www.ebay.com/itm/Automatic-Electric-Strowger-Dial-Candlestick-Telephone-With-Bell-Box-/231550352295?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35e979fba7

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Automatic-Electric-Strowger-Dial-Candlestick-Telephone-With-Bell-Box-/231550352295

For the amount that this is going for, I could build a darned nice CO.

Joe

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Re: Wow! Strowger Desk Set with Bell Box on eBay
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2015, 07:21:52 PM »
At $4,600 and the reserve still isn't met just yet.  Must have at least a $5,000 reserve. 

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Re: Wow! Strowger Desk Set with Bell Box on eBay
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2015, 09:01:04 PM »
Well, the seller described it as:

"This is a beautiful Strowger and Bell Box -all original except for the back plate of the bell box. I made that plate myself. The bells and bell standoffs, and the little circle on the bottom of the box(for tying cord) are the only parts that have been re-nickled. I repainted the black color on the box. Ship to U.S. and Canada only. A rare opportunity to find these both together and in excellent shape."

 . . . and I've never seen one of these with the bell box. We had just the phone as an auction contest but it did not sell.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=13054.0

The guesses went into the $5,000 range and that one did not have the bell box.
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Re: Wow! Strowger Desk Set with Bell Box on eBay
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2015, 09:06:34 PM »
Awesome phone & subset. Love that logo plate!
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Offline Fabius

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Re: Wow! Strowger Desk Set with Bell Box on eBay
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2015, 01:51:21 AM »
That subset is scarce rare. When it sells by itself it brings big bucks.
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Re: Wow! Strowger Desk Set with Bell Box on eBay
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2015, 07:35:59 AM »
Just started a Special Auction Contest for this phone. Take a guess . . .

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=14324.0

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