Author Topic: Auction 178: WE 1957 "Demitasse" F-52578 Dial Deskset - Ended 6/15/15  (Read 2665 times)

Offline TelePlay

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New forum members are very welcome and encouraged to take a guess. After all, there are no wrong guesses, just one lucky one. No one knows the winning bid on any auction until it ends. However, it is important to get your guess in before someone else grabs your guess.

Listed just a bit more than a day ago in a 7 day auction with no reserve starting at $9.99 is what seems to be a variant of the phone we just saw in Auction Contest #175.  This phone was flagged in a post by zapper with a reply from jsowers directing interested members to paul-f's site for more information on this phone.

With that said, the phone has attracted 5 bidders placing 5 bids in 24 hours driving the price up to $81.00 I'm sure that's not going to be the final selling price but I don't have a clue of how high this listing will go when the bidding ends. Anyone think they know what that final number will be when the dust settles?

NOTE: we will use a 3% gap rule between guesses to prevent crowding. As such, guess gaps of 6+% can be split. I'll help with these as the auction goes forward and guesses are entered.

So, once again, who best knows what this phone will sell for when the actions ends? This should be an interesting contest.

The seller listed it as an "Vintage c. 1957 Bell Systems Western Electric G3 Rotary Telephone" with the item condition as "Used" and " - - - " with the auction listing description simply saying "Up for auction Western Electric G3 Rotary Telephone. Bottom is stamped Bell System F-52578, 8-57. Unique phone haven't seen any on ebay. Please see all pictures before bidding. Thanks for your interest."

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191597829797

It's another chance to move up a rung or to get onto the CRPF -> Contest Standings <- list,

     . . . for as twocvbloke said,   ---> "You gotta be in it to win it !!!" ;D "

If you want to see the phones of past Auction Contests, click -> HERE <-   ( up to date as of 6/10/15, last completed contest #177 )


S C O R E B O A R D

$     599.00 - Autonut  ( 14 )
$     750.00 - cloyd  ( 16 )
$     825.00 - paul-f  ( 8 )
$     950.00 - andre_janew  ( 6 )
$     989.00 - JimH  ( 4 )
$  1,100.00 - Sargeguy  ( 3 )  -> WINNER - Final Selling Price $1,136.11
$  1,200.00 - wds  ( 11 )
$  1,300.00 - 19and41  ( 15 )
$  1,350.00 - tallguy58  ( 17 )
$  1,431.00 - zapper  ( 1 )
$  1,516.50 - TelePlay  ( 20 )
$  1,602.00 - WesternElectricBen  ( 13 )
$  1,701.00 - twocvbloke  ( 19 )
$  1,849.00 - Russ Kirk  ( 7 )
$  2,000.00 - kleinkaliber  ( 5 )
$  2,100.00 - Fabius  ( 9 )
$  2,500.00 - HarrySmith  ( 2 )
$  2,650.00 - baldopeacock  ( 18)
$  2,750.00 - Mr. Bones  ( 10 )
$  3,700.00 - WEBellSystemChristian  ( 12 )


Early Morning Auction Status

06-08-15     Listed      $       9.00
06-09-15     5 bids      $     81.00
06-10-15     7 bids      $   100.00
05-11-15     7 bids      $   100.00
06-12-15     7 bids      $   100.00
06-13-15   10 bids      $   210.27
06-14-15   10 bids      $   210.27
06-15-15   19 bids      $   455.00
06-15-15   14 bidders, 24 bids, $1,136.11  Ended at 14:36:08 PDT
« Last Edit: June 15, 2015, 08:28:50 PM by TelePlay »

Offline zapper

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Re: Auction 178: WE 1957 "Demitasse" F-52578 Dial Deskset - Ends 6/15/15
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2015, 08:38:34 PM »
$1431.00
Zapper

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Re: Auction 178: WE 1957 "Demitasse" F-52578 Dial Deskset - Ends 6/15/15
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2015, 09:12:41 PM »
Another prototype! WOW!
Put me down for $2500.00.
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Re: Auction 178: WE 1957 "Demitasse" F-52578 Dial Deskset - Ends 6/15/15
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2015, 09:28:58 PM »
$1100
Greg Sargeant
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Re: Auction 178: WE 1957 "Demitasse" F-52578 Dial Deskset - Ends 6/15/15
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2015, 10:45:26 PM »
$989 for me
Jim H.

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Re: Auction 178: WE 1957 "Demitasse" F-52578 Dial Deskset - Ends 6/15/15
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2015, 10:57:29 PM »
How about a nice, even $2000.

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Re: Auction 178: WE 1957 "Demitasse" F-52578 Dial Deskset - Ends 6/15/15
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2015, 11:35:31 PM »
$950.

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Re: Auction 178: WE 1957 "Demitasse" F-52578 Dial Deskset - Ends 6/15/15
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2015, 11:37:54 PM »
$1849
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Re: Auction 178: WE 1957 "Demitasse" F-52578 Dial Deskset - Ends 6/15/15
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2015, 11:42:57 PM »
$ 825
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Re: Auction 178: WE 1957 "Demitasse" F-52578 Dial Deskset - Ends 6/15/15
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2015, 01:15:06 AM »
$2100
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Re: Auction 178: WE 1957 "Demitasse" F-52578 Dial Deskset - Ends 6/15/15
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2015, 06:59:08 AM »
$2750 for me, please.

Thanks!
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Re: Auction 178: WE 1957 "Demitasse" F-52578 Dial Deskset - Ends 6/15/15
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2015, 07:04:21 AM »
$1200
Dave

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Re: Auction 178: WE 1957 "Demitasse" F-52578 Dial Deskset - Ends 6/15/15
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2015, 08:43:50 AM »
$3,700
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Re: Auction 178: WE 1957 "Demitasse" F-52578 Dial Deskset - Ends 6/15/15
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2015, 12:03:58 PM »
$1,602

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Re: Auction 178: WE 1957 "Demitasse" F-52578 Dial Deskset - Ends 6/15/15
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2015, 01:12:37 PM »
$599.00 For me, please.