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Merry Christmas Telephone Napkin
« on: December 25, 2016, 04:25:53 PM »
Merry Christmas all. My daughter found these for today's activities.

« Last Edit: December 28, 2016, 12:02:41 AM by AE_Collector »
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Re: Merryu Christmas Telephone Napkin
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2016, 07:38:24 PM »
Pretty cool.  Do you know how old?  I'd have guessed 1950's but handset...  Still used in 1940's?

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Re: Merryu Christmas Telephone Napkin
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2016, 11:39:30 PM »
I'll ask my daughter where she got it. The dial looks British GPO?
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Re: Merry Christmas Telephone Napkin
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2016, 12:04:06 AM »
I wonder what the significance (if any) is of the phone number?

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Re: Merry Christmas Telephone Napkin
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2016, 12:31:52 AM »
I wonder what the significance (if any) is of the phone number?

Terry

5-1225
12/25 = December 25
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Re: Merry Christmas Telephone Napkin
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2016, 09:00:02 AM »
Hadn't thought of GPO.  Always liked the 232 with ringer on bottom & little drawer that pulls out.  Real ones probably out of my price range though.  : /

Anyway, I'll take a stab at it & likely embarrass myself. ; )

Could be a...

162 or 164 handset?

Illustration (with larger area for Christmas message) of a type 10 or 12 dial?

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Re: Merry Christmas Telephone Napkin
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2016, 11:01:45 AM »
5-1225
12/25 = December 25

Aahhh, that was easy for you!

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Re: Merry Christmas Telephone Napkin
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2016, 10:11:59 PM »
Or considering "North Pole" to be NP5-1225 being 675-1225. Maybe it went to some kind of pre recorded message from the big guy himself
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Re: Merry Christmas Telephone Napkin
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2016, 01:24:58 AM »
That beats dial "M" for Murder....  I just saw that one recently.


The napkin dial and handset look British to me.  As for Santa, well, he looks like Santa to me.


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Re: Merry Christmas Telephone Napkin
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2016, 10:35:28 AM »
Uhmmm...  About that possible GPO handset and dial...  ;)

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Re: Merryu Christmas Telephone Napkin
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2016, 12:16:50 PM »
Pretty cool.  Do you know how old? 


I asked my daughter where she bought the napkins. She bought them at Marshall's. Marshalls, Inc., is a chain of American and Canadian off-price department stores.
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