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Recent eBay acquisitions (Just before vacation...)
« on: June 16, 2015, 08:21:24 PM »
,just got home from my Alaskan Cruise (definitely go if you have a chance!), and have several new acquisitions that hav arrived:

- $2.99 (+shipping) Gray WE 554, including partially removed BankAmericard verification sticker (for purchases above the floor limit of $725, according to th sticker)
- Pink WE 220 rotary wall Trimline phone with AC1 (narrow) base (not pictured)
- Pink WE 2220 wall Trimline phone with AC1 base
- White WE 554 wall (with modular backplate add-on) (not pictured)
And finally:

- Turquoise WE 1500 desk phone. This one had to have come from a smoker's house, as thee is severe darkening of the phone cords and Touch Tone buttons and slight discoloration inside the case. I've included my reference Aqua Blue and Turquoise

Once I get it cleaned up, I'll put the after shot on display, though I'll probably need new cords...

Jim!
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Favorite Phone: Western Electric Trimline - it just feels right holding it up to my face!

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Re: Recent eBay acquisitions (Just before vacation...)
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2015, 08:49:53 PM »
Nice haul!
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Re: Recent eBay acquisitions (Just before vacation...)
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2015, 09:22:34 PM »
That leaves red, yellow, gray and ivory for 1500 sets...

Already have white, beige, green (though darkened to more of an olive shade), pink, aqua blue (birthday phone!), black and now turquoise.  I am debating on doing some case swapping with the gray 2500 set, but the phone has to have the 10-button faceplate (not the 12 with the blanks...).

Ivory and grey are the ones I haven't seen ever... (Frequently, older phones identified as "ivory" turn out to be white - like my 1554 and 1701 phones, as well as many a trimline or 554.

Jim
A phone phanatic since I was less than 2 (thanks to Fisher Price); collector since a teenager; now able to afford to play!
Favorite Phone: Western Electric Trimline - it just feels right holding it up to my face!

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Re: Recent eBay acquisitions (Just before vacation...)
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2015, 09:23:55 PM »
NICE!!! My favorites are by far the Gray 554 and 1500! What did you get for the 1500, if I may ask?
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Re: Recent eBay acquisitions (Just before vacation...)
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2015, 07:42:35 PM »
The 1500 was a $45 BIN on eBay that just popped up. As soon as I saw it (and the price), I bought it.  Figured it was Aqua blue, so I'd have some 1500 parts, but then it arrives as a turquoise - with the turquoise "glow" (what I describe as how to tell the difference between aqua blue, yellowed aqua blue, and turquoise).  With shipping it was under $60 - less than the one's I've seen lately (with the true 10-button faceplate).

Jim
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Favorite Phone: Western Electric Trimline - it just feels right holding it up to my face!

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Re: Recent eBay acquisitions (Just before vacation...)
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2015, 10:15:27 PM »
I'm actually in the process of peroxiding a Gray 500 from '73, and it's working incredibly well!! After only about 3 hours in the UV box, it looks new again!

That gray 554 should work just as well!
Christian Petterson

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