Author Topic: WE field trial princess F-53368 - empty shell  (Read 496 times)

Offline Russ Kirk

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WE field trial princess F-53368 - empty shell
« on: May 19, 2017, 08:27:58 PM »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/232320929879

This ebay auction is interesting. As you can see from the bottom it appears to be a field trial. But the shell and dial are empty. It just seems fishy......
« Last Edit: May 20, 2017, 09:48:36 AM by TelePlay »
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: WE field trial princess F-53368 - empty shell
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 09:02:54 PM »
It is a phone center display phone. I have a 2500. I have seen the princess style before.
I think they made that display sets  so people wouldn't steal them.
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Offline jsowers

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Re: WE display princess F-53368 - empty shell
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 09:14:53 PM »
It's definitely not a field trial phone. Just a 701 display model. The field trial phones were functional and had the dimmer switch in the front. There's nothing really fishy about the auction. He doesn't call it a field trial set. It's not exactly what would be called a salesman's sample, but it was made to sell the phone in a display. The seller is correct when he says it was made for display.
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Re: WE field trial princess F-53368 - empty shell
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2017, 07:41:34 AM »
The number F-53368 matches other Princess display/sales sets observed. It perfectly fits into the timeline of F-numbers for ca. 1959 to 1960. Pink was also one of the original colors of these sets.

Offline Russ Kirk

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Re: WE field trial princess F-53368 - empty shell
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 12:16:04 AM »
Good info guys, thanks. I see the auction ended at $56.55. 
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