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*** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2016 ***  VOTE FOR THREE

zapper's Western Electric NOS in box black 500 dated 1952 $91 on eBay
7 (7.3%)
LarryInMichigan's Rose Beige Kellogg K-500 for $34.99 shipping included
7 (7.3%)
WEBellSystemChristian's 1959 Jade Green AE90 for $7.50 plus $5.50 shipping on eBay
5 (5.2%)
Autonut's 1971 Prototype Contempra Speakerphone for $2.50 from a Thrift Shop
12 (12.5%)
WEBellSystemChristian's 1955 Ivory WE 500 with original straight handset cord on eBay for $25 plus shipping
4 (4.2%)
paul-f's WECo "development" Preset Dial Telephone dated 5-66 & s/n 110 $10.15 incl Shipping
12 (12.5%)
Gary Millam's WE Dark Grey 500 on eBay for a BIN price of $49.00 with free shipping
9 (9.4%)
WEBellSystemChristian's 1956 Oxford Gray 554 found on ebay for $99 plus $19.99 shipping
8 (8.3%)
Roody's undamaged Jade Green AE 50 with gold trim for $10 at a flea market
19 (19.8%)
Kenton K's WE Green 1554 for $40 including shipping on eBay
4 (4.2%)
WEBellSystemChristian's 1955 Red WE 500 for $20.50 plus $9.74 shipping on eBay
4 (4.2%)
TelePlay's Chrome AE "Cut Away" finger wheel c/w a North Galion for $25 plus $13.85 shipping on eBay
5 (5.2%)

Total Members Voted: 39

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*** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2016 ***
« on: January 10, 2016, 12:18:15 PM »
It is time once again to vote for the VERY BEST "Find" from all of the "Find of the Month" winners through 2016.

Take a few minutes to go through the list below. John "TelePlay" has created one post per entrant along with the brief details, a link to the original nomination and the separate topic on CRPF if there was one, and has included one picture of each contestant. The pictures are from the Find of the Month Winners List that John maintains of all of the winners.

There are twelve contestants to choose from so lets do THREE VOTES EACH and see who wins the coveted (limited edition) "Find of the YEAR - 2016" trophy!

Everyone should be able to come up with three favorites here so please try to use all THREE of your votes. If you inadvertently vote for less than three contestants, click the "Remove Vote" button at the bottom left of poll and then place your THREE VOTES again.

Thanks John for taking the time to put yet another "Find of Year" contest together. Much appreciated!

Terry
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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2016 ***
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2016, 05:44:26 PM »
January 2016's "Winner":

zapper's Western Electric NOS in box black 500 dated 1952 $91 on eBay

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=15441.msg161769#msg161769

zapper posted this about it:

WESTERN ELECTRIC NOS 500D DATED 1952 WITH BOX:  2CA RINGER 9-52, NETWORK 425B 8-52, MCD 52, HCD 52, 7A DIAL 9-52, COVER 9-8-52, RECEIVER CAP 9-52, RECEIVER 9-12-52, TRANSMITTER CAP 9-52, TRANSM9ITTER 425B 9-52, G1 HANDSET 9-52, Purchased for $91.00 on E Bay Item # : 201511418227
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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2016 ***
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2016, 05:44:54 PM »
February 2016's "Winner":

LarryInMichigan's Rose Beige Kellogg K-500 for $34.99 shipping included

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=15585.msg161950#msg161950

LarryInMichigan posted this about it:

I was hoping to nominate my rose beige Kellogg K-500 for January, but it was held up in the mail for a couple of extra days and just now arrived on the 1st of Feb.  Does it qualify for February? I paid $34.99, shipping included

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=15590.msg161946#msg161946
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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2016 ***
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2016, 05:45:15 PM »
March 2016's "Winner":

WEBellSystemChristian's 1959 Jade Green AE90 for $7.50 plus $5.50 shipping on eBay

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=15770.msg165571#msg165571

WEBellSystemChristian posted this about it:

I'll nominate my 1959 Jade Green AE90 that I got on eBay for $7.50 and $5.50 shipping (part of a 10-phone lot; price divided among each phone). This one has an early painted hook and a great dial card!

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=15931.msg165570#msg165570
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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2016 ***
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2016, 05:45:35 PM »
April 2016's "Winner":

Autonut's 1971 Prototype Contempra Speakerphone for $2.50 from a Thrift Shop

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=15990.msg165994#msg165994

DavePEI posted this about it in his nomination:

I would like to nominate Doug, (Autonut)'s Prototype Contempra Speakerphone for Find of the Month for April. Found at a Belleville, Ontario Thrift store for $2.50. We did a lot of work confirming this indeed was a prototype, then it has also been confirmed as a prototype by John Tyson, the designer of the Contempra. John calls it, "a unique one-of-kind prototype that I designed and had built in Ottawa" It is indeed a Canadian first! An incredible find, Doug!

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=15993.0
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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2016 ***
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2016, 05:45:56 PM »
May 2016's "Winner":

WEBellSystemChristian's 1955 Ivory WE 500 with original straight handset cord on eBay for $25 plus shipping.

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=16114.msg168070#msg168070

WEBellSystemChristian posted this about it:

I'll nominate my dates-matching 1955 Ivory WE 500 with an original straight handset cord that I got for $25 plus shipping. The phone is just about perfect in every way, including a flawless straight handset cord!!

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=16149.0
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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2016 ***
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2016, 05:46:13 PM »
June 2016's "Winner":

paul-f's WECo "development" Preset Dial Telephone dated 5-66 & s/n 110 $10.15 incl Shipping

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=15474.0

TelePlay posted this about it in his nomination:

I'd like to nominate paul-f's recent acquisition of a WE "development" Preset Dial Telephone dated 5-66 and with serial number 110. The intent of the phone was to insure totally accurate dialing of one preset phone number and only one phone number. An interesting concept for the mid 1960s. He got it from a Museum Auction for $5 plus shipping and fees.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=16426.0
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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2016 ***
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2016, 05:46:31 PM »
July 2016's "Winner":

Gary Millam's WE Dark Grey 500 on eBay for a BIN price of $49.00 with free shipping

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=16437.msg170635#msg170635

Gary Millam posted this about it:

I would like to nominate my most recent purchase of a WE Dark Grey 500 for Find Of The Month for July. I found it on Ebay as a "Buy It Now" for $49.00 with free shipping. The seller had listed it as a Green 500 but after viewing the photos I realized it was Grey and not Green. It is in really nice condition with the only issue being a small break in the outer cover of the handset cord. All dates match to 4-56 through out the telephone. The original post on Ebay is included as are a couple of photos after I cleaned it up a bit.
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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2016 ***
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2016, 05:46:53 PM »
August 2016's "Winner":

WEBellSystemChristian's 1956 Oxford Gray 554 found on ebay for $99 plus $19.99 shipping

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=16507.msg171699#msg171699

WEBellSystemChristian posted this about it:

I'll nominate my 1956 Oxford Gray 554 that I found on ebay for $99 plus $19.99 shipping. The phone is crack-free, fade-free, and almost completely dates-matching.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=16562
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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2016 ***
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2016, 05:47:29 PM »
September 2016's "Winner":

Roody's undamaged Jade Green AE 50 with gold trim for $10 at a flea market

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=16695.msg173146#msg173146

TelePlay posted this about it in his nomination:

I'd like to nominate Roody's recent flea market find. An undamaged (seems to have no cracks and/or holes) jade green AE 50 with possible gold trim for $10 - how about that. Granted, it needs a lot of elbow work but when restored, it will may be a "Back from the Dead" phone as well. Can't wait to see what it looks like when this tombstone/jukebox is cleaned up.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=16757.0
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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2016 ***
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2016, 05:47:49 PM »
October 2016's "Winner":

Kenton K's WE Green 1554 for $40 including shipping on eBay

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=16858.msg175592#msg175592

Kenton K posted this about it:

Booo!  I'd like to nominate the 1554 I got this month completing my 10 button set. I had a really hard time finding untouched ten button wall sets, so it is a find of the month for me! I paid $40 w/ free shipping!

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=13077.msg174728#msg174728
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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2016 ***
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2016, 05:48:15 PM »
November 2016's "Winner":

WEBellSystemChristian's 1955 Red WE 500 for $20.50 plus $9.74 shipping on eBay

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=17030.msg177047#msg177047

WEBellSystemChristian posted this about it:

I'll nominate my dates matching (minus the base plate, ringer, and network) 1955 Red 500, that bought on eBay for $20.50 plus shipping!

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=17163.0
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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2016 ***
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2016, 05:48:36 PM »
December 2016's "Winner":

TelePlay's Chrome AE "Cut Away" finger wheel c/w a North Gallion for $25 plus $13.85 shipping on eBay

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=17174.msg179149#msg179149

Teleplay posted this about it:

As a last second entry, I'd like to nominate my perfect chrome finish AE "Cut Away" finger wheel that I got for $25 plus $13.85 shipping as a BIN on eBay on December 19th at 4:34 in the morning, just in time for Christmas. Best part about the finger wheel is that it came with a very clean, complete and undamaged North Galion attached to it - thank you Santa. Looked at eBay solds and two such phones with full black finger wheel sold for about 3 times what I paid for this phone so I am thrilled to get my first chrome cut away. Never thought I could afford one.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=17296.0
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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2016 ***
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2017, 01:55:07 AM »
It is time once again to vote for the VERY BEST "Find" from all of the "Find of the Month" winners through 2016.

Take a few minutes to go through the list below. John "TelePlay" has created one post per entrant along with the brief details, a link to the original nomination and the separate topic on CRPF if there was one, and has included one picture of each contestant. The pictures are from the Find of the Month Winners List that John maintains of all of the winners.

There are twelve contestants to choose from so lets do THREE VOTES EACH and see who wins the coveted (limited edition) "Find of the YEAR - 2016" trophy!

Everyone should be able to come up with three favorites here so please try to use all THREE of your votes. If you inadvertently vote for less than three contestants, click the "Remove Vote" button at the bottom left of poll and then place your THREE VOTES again.

Thanks John for taking the time to put yet another "Find of Year" contest together. Much appreciated!

Terry
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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2016 ***
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2017, 04:19:53 PM »
22 different voters have placed their votes for the Find of the Year - 2016 so far. The number of voters for a Find of the Year contest runs from a low of 23 to a high of 36 in previous years contests.

Let's try to set a new record this year so I will put several reminders to vote here through the week.

Terry