Author Topic: "Upright Telephone Box" Discussion (Auction Contest 239 Subject Phone)  (Read 1689 times)

Offline Jim S.

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There is a nice early looking wood candlestick on Ebay.   Auction   contest 239.

This is a nice looking phone, but I think it is a model. I think the long pole is a repro from back in the day (New shell old guts). I don't think the hinges are right on the transmitter. I feel the transmitter would still be a Blake style based on the style of the wood shaft . The base and shaft look cool but not quite right to me.

What are your opinions?

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If this is a modle it was probably professionally created for  a telephone company display.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2016, 11:57:04 AM by TelePlay »
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Re: "Upright Telephone Box" Discussion (Auction Contest 239 Subject Phone)
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2016, 11:59:28 AM »
Thanks, Jim. A good idea for this item, to start a discussion topic outside of the contest topic, that is.

Selling price guesses can be made in the contest topic:  http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=17098.0



Any comments or analysis of this item should be made here.
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Re: "Upright Telephone Box" Discussion (Auction Contest 239 Subject Phone)
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2016, 12:09:11 PM »
This phone/item overnight has become the number one watched phone on eBay jumping from 12 watchers when the contest was created to 59 watchers this morning.

The number two watched is a green jukebox and the 3rd watched is the red 302, auction contest 238 with 47 watchers.
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Re: "Upright Telephone Box" Discussion (Auction Contest 239 Subject Phone)
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2016, 12:59:59 PM »
I missed the memo telling how to find the "most watched" Ebay items. How do you do that?
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Re: "Upright Telephone Box" Discussion (Auction Contest 239 Subject Phone)
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2016, 01:17:19 PM »
I missed the memo telling how to find the "most watched" Ebay items. How do you do that?

By clicking on this link,

http://www.collectorsweekly.com/telephones/overview
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Re: "Upright Telephone Box" Discussion (Auction Contest 239 Subject Phone)
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2016, 09:10:20 AM »
The seller added internal images of the phone. They have been added to the first auction contest post.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=17098.msg176289#msg176289

I get the feeling that his is flying under the radar, in a way, but with 75 watchers, these new images will help determine the current market value just before the auction ends.
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Re: "Upright Telephone Box" Discussion (Auction Contest 239 Subject Phone)
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2016, 12:46:55 PM »
I would not expect a ring type hook on a set of this vintage.Would most likely have a "stearhorn" hook

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Re: "Upright Telephone Box" Discussion (Auction Contest 239 Subject Phone)
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2016, 01:10:00 PM »
Seller added this comment about the switch hook.

On Nov-14-16 at 00:28:54 PST, seller added the following information:

The original switch hook is a solid brass steer horn type. It broke in half as you can see from the photo. The switch hook that is on the phone now, is a temporary replacement. The original can be welded together again and put back on the phone.
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Re: "Upright Telephone Box" Discussion (Auction Contest 239 Subject Phone)
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2016, 07:47:21 PM »
A few pictures from the Seller.  Nice, but looks homemade to me.
I agree with Dave...very similar to one I got this year. Mine had a real WE outside terminal receiver that I sold to pay for the phone. I had a repro long pole that looked perfect on it....Doug
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Re: "Upright Telephone Box" Discussion (Auction Contest 239 Subject Phone)
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2016, 07:56:09 PM »
There is also a seam on the longpole. After seeing the internal photos,  I don't feel this is "real".

If someone wants to post the internal photos from the auction contest thread, I would appreciate it.

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Re: "Upright Telephone Box" Discussion (Auction Contest 239 Subject Phone)
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2016, 08:07:28 PM »
 I will keep my guess in place , but I don't think it is real. I hope  nobody goes that high.
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 I would be willing to buy it at a show for around $200.00, A fake long-pole w/o real guts  is still worth at least $100 in my mind . A fake long pole with real guts worth more. At $200.00 I would be happy to keep it around for a few years.

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Re: "Upright Telephone Box" Discussion (Auction Contest 239 Subject Phone)
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2016, 08:38:32 PM »
The pictures from the other topic:
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Re: "Upright Telephone Box" Discussion (Auction Contest 239 Subject Phone)
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2016, 10:24:40 PM »
Sitting at $495 right now. Jumped $400 in one day after seller posted internal photos.

High bid right now is a buyer with 0 feedback. ? ? ?
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Re: "Upright Telephone Box" Discussion (Auction Contest 239 Subject Phone)
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2016, 11:28:00 PM »
Notice the 4 screw holes on the bottom. Must of been a plate or cover?
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Re: "Upright Telephone Box" Discussion (Auction Contest 239 Subject Phone)
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2016, 06:57:32 PM »
Looks like a reproduction to me as well. 
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