Author Topic: Auction 36 - WE "A1" Wall Phone  (Read 3158 times)

Offline bingster

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Re: Auction 36 - WE "A1" Wall Phone
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2009, 09:42:42 PM »
"I'll take curtain number one...."

Oooooh sorry... Behind curtain number one is a rusted out 1974 Ford Pinto.  :P
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Re: Auction 36 - WE "A1" Wall Phone
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2009, 09:50:58 AM »
Oh, no!  :o you mean I gave my 2 million dollar prize for that???
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Re: Auction 36 - WE "A1" Wall Phone
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2009, 10:58:57 AM »
There is still a baby blue Pinto wagon driving around my town, we see it every so often.  It's the only Pinto that I've seen on the road in years and years. 

Wow, this phone is up to 610 dollars and still has a way to go.  Could be a pile of money is going to go out the door on this one. 

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Re: Auction 36 - WE "A1" Wall Phone
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2009, 06:25:28 PM »
$1250 is my guess.

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Re: Auction 36 - WE "A1" Wall Phone
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2009, 10:34:28 PM »
It also looks like the original dial has been replaced with a #6.  For a phone made in 1936 I would expect a #5, or maybe even a #4.  Still, even with the replaced receiver and probably a replaced dial, I would expect it to go for some serious money.

Portland, Oregon, where I grew up had Capitol as its main downtown business exchange name.  Lots of cities had Capitol, but I thought that was interesting.  In Portland, the CApitol exchange was created in the mid '50s when the numbers were expanded by one digit to go from 6 to 7.  They went to two letters, followed by 5 numbers, so just like on this telephone, the format for many years was LLN-NNNN.

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Re: Auction 36 - WE "A1" Wall Phone
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2009, 11:52:30 PM »
It looks like the final bid is in............$2,815.00.

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Re: Auction 36 - WE "A1" Wall Phone
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2009, 12:09:02 AM »
Wow, I was going to guess $2,500, but somehow I thought it would actually go for more than that.

You can never tell, that's for sure.

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Re: Auction 36 - WE "A1" Wall Phone
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2009, 12:14:46 AM »
Congrats to JESTER!
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Re: Auction 36 - WE "A1" Wall Phone
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2009, 12:48:38 AM »
Wow, big money.  If I had that kind of money, well I'd probably have bought it. :)

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Re: Auction 36 - WE "A1" Wall Phone
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2009, 04:42:50 AM »
hmmmm..., I bid on it too much