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Offline KWD

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New guy/First post
« on: November 06, 2016, 08:59:28 AM »
Hello everyone. I just joined a few days ago after lurking for a couple of weeks. I'm really impressed with the amount of information here and the level of conversation.

I've been collecting old phones for a couple of decades now and I have about a dozen or so sets, mostly dial sets from the 30s and 40s. I think my favorite phone is an all original AE32 that I picked up about 10 years ago. Before I moved over here, I used it and several other phones (WE 202/E1, WE 653, AE50) as regular extensions at home. I had a land line that accommodated pulse dialing, so I just had them wired into the system with no modifications.

I'm not quite sure how I've missed this forum in the past, but better late than never I guess. By the way, if anyone is already using the image I chose for my avatar, please let me know and I'll change it. I'm currently living and working in Germany but I hope to retire in a couple of years and settle in Idaho or Nevada. Anyway, it's good to be here.

Bill
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Re: New guy/First post
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2016, 09:03:31 AM »
Welcome to the forum! What kind of phones do you find for sale locally there?
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Re: New guy/First post
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2016, 09:11:03 AM »
I see a lot of old phones from Germany and Holland mostly. The "newer" old sets over here tend to be kind of ugly and not very interesting (to me) but I see quite a few from the 50s and earlier that are really nice. I tend to collect mostly WE and AE models that I can put into service, so I haven't actually bought any over here. But I might pick up one or two before I leave, just for the memories, so to speak.
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Re: New guy/First post
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2016, 09:17:38 AM »
I sometimes pout to myself because I live in a small community and don't tend to find the abundance of old phones others in the forum do....can't imagine living in a forgin country and never finding a cool USA made piece!
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Re: New guy/First post
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2016, 12:10:57 PM »
Welcome KWD to the Classic Rotary Phone Forum! If you have been collecting phones for a couple of decades you are a few hundred phones behind but don't despair, we will help you rectify that!

I moved you over here to the New Members intro area where we can tell you that we need pictures of your collection etc.

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Re: New guy/First post
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2016, 01:22:16 PM »
Thanks Terry. I wasn't sure if I was in the right place or not. Unfortunately, most of my phones are in storage back in the States, although I have three or four here. I'm afraid I have fallen way behind. Actually, I tend to be pretty choosy and buy phones that I can use. But I am willing to learn...
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Re: New guy/First post
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2016, 10:56:05 PM »
Welcome Bill, you will find lots of support here. We are blessed over here with our access to WE & AE phones at our finger tips. We do like pictures, so let's see your phones.
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Re: New guy/First post
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2016, 03:12:34 AM »
Welcome to CRPF from north of the border. Great place to be, lots of information and conversations. Best of all is the members they never stop helping.
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Re: New guy/First post
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2016, 04:53:14 AM »
Welcome from Cologne in Germany Bill! I hope you have fun in the forum, and find you what you search :)

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Re: New guy/First post
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2016, 01:54:15 AM »
Bill, when you get ready to come back to the states, Idaho will be ready for you.... I moved here in '94 and have never regretted it... Great place to retire.... and yes, we collect phone here too!
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Re: New guy/First post
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2016, 11:02:16 AM »
Welcome from Cologne in Germany Bill! I hope you have fun in the forum, and find you what you search :)
Hello Köln! I'm in Wiesbaden. Thanks. I'm enjoying the forum already.

Bill, when you get ready to come back to the states, Idaho will be ready for you.... I moved here in '94 and have never regretted it... Great place to retire.... and yes, we collect phone here too!
Thank you John. I was actually born in Idaho (Elmore County General Hospital) but I mostly grew up in Nevada. I'm really looking forward to settling in Idaho for good.
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Re: New guy/First post
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2016, 11:09:23 AM »
Welcome Bill, a very large portion of the members here have been members since day one, so yes we have a very close bond. The other day someone mentioned how hassle free this forum is and has been. I believe that speaks to the integrity of the members as a whole.
A great bunch of people.
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