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Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Kinda Creepy...
« on: November 20, 2015, 08:17:10 PM »
About a year ago, I found a 1959 WE511 in an antique store in Menomonee Falls, WI for around $20, I actually posted it to this forum when I found out it was originally a beige phone.

Anyway, I was searching around here, and found a 2-year-old post by forum member 'magicmo', who had found a 511 for sale in an antique store for $250. As I looked through the pictures, I thought; "Huh, I feel like I've seen that somewhere". I looked through my smartphone's pictures, and found a picture of my own 511. It's the same phone!!!

Somehow, a phone that was for sale in the Chicago area (presumably) for $250 wound up in Southeastern Wisconsin for only about $20 a year later, and was found by two different phone collectors (first time before the 2nd even became a collector) who were each members of CRPF!

Pretty Twilight Zone-ish to me... :o

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=8730
« Last Edit: November 20, 2015, 08:36:56 PM by WEBellSystemChristian »
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Offline NorthernElectric

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Re: Kinda Creepy...
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2015, 08:46:26 PM »
That is weird.

Here's a sound effect to go with that.   :)
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Offline Babybearjs

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Re: Kinda Creepy...
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2015, 10:27:50 PM »
I'm always on the lookout for stuff I've lost or sold.... you never know where it will show up.....
John

Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: Kinda Creepy...
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2015, 11:15:13 PM »
That's strange... It's too bad we haven't heard from Mo recently; she was very nice and inherited a substantial collection.

Ben 

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Re: Kinda Creepy...
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2015, 02:23:41 PM »
That is funny how things like that happen.

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