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Offline HonestAbe

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Any collectors around the Sacramento, CA area?
« on: September 09, 2016, 01:05:36 AM »
Hello,

I am an old telephone enthusiast. I have been interested in landline (POTS) telephones for as long as I can remember. Ever since the 5th grade, I have acquired the nickname ''telephone.''

For the past 5 years, my collection has been slowly growing. However, it hasn't been until recently that I started trying to connect with other collectors. I was wondering if there was anyone who resides around the Sacramento, CA area?

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Abe
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Re: Any collectors around the Sacramento, CA area?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2016, 01:33:36 AM »
Welcome to the forum Abe!

Well, there are collectors reasonably close to Sacramento and they used to have a terrific museum!

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=14940.0

It will be back again. There must be other collectors in the area as well.

Terry




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Re: Any collectors around the Sacramento, CA area?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2016, 08:15:55 AM »
Welcome, Abe! I couldn't be further away from you...NC...but it is good to have you on the forum!
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Re: Any collectors around the Sacramento, CA area?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2016, 09:42:30 AM »
Welcome Abe... yes, there are a lot of collectors in California. In the Sacramento area.... Yes... John La Rue, just to mention one of them.... and his JKL Museum... Also, there is the TCI Library online for reference material of all sorts....
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Re: Any collectors around the Sacramento, CA area?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2016, 10:34:20 PM »
Welcome Abe, I live in Grass Valley. Worked in Sacramento for 12 years. Mostly retired now. It's nice to find somebody close. I have mostly Western Electric, since that's what was used out here. Maybe we can get together & talk phone & maybe trade phones or parts?
Gary

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Re: Any collectors around the Sacramento, CA area?
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2016, 11:49:05 PM »
Thank you all for the warm welcome! I'm mainly looking for someone to connect with to talk "telephone" with and perhaps trade a few parts- it gets a little lonely here just with the phones  ;D.  My phones are mostly very common sets. I tried contacting phone museums like the Roseville Telephone Museum by email, but I never received any response. Also, I attempted to email the JKL museum, but my gmail told me that the museum's email address listed on their website was invalid.   

I know oldguy lives in Grass Valley, and that beats halfway across the world  ::), but I'm wondering if there was anyone closer to Sacramento, say in the county?

Abe
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