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Offline rdelius

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Found at Cary NC hamfest
« on: July 15, 2017, 05:10:22 PM »
paid $5.00 each on the 500u from 10-57 and the North, 1955 capsules in the handset but network dated 1961  .$10.00 on the GEC NZ 100set. Note dial.missing lens though.Passed on a NE telephone set with text keyboard and crt and a WE? credit card set

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Re: Found at Cary NC hamfest
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2017, 05:44:14 PM »
That 500 U for $5 is definitely a Find of the Month candidate. What a find!

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Re: Found at Cary NC hamfest
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 07:46:33 PM »
I was looking at the first one (the 746-looking thing) and something seemed odd, aside from the colour, and it just hit me, the dial's reversed...  ???

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Re: Found at Cary NC hamfest
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2017, 08:48:58 PM »
NZ used the reversed dial .Also notice the cradle has  a clear plastic attachment that allows the telephone to be used as a wall set also.dated 1976 but the green is badly yellowed

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Re: Found at Cary NC hamfest
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 11:08:39 PM »
The North wall phone is also a good FOTM.  I sold an ivory one for $300+.

Those NZ phones are understandably quite rare in this part of the world, but I don't think that they are especially valuable.  I would have paid $10 for one though.  A soaking in chlorine bleach and water in the warm sunlight should bring back the original color.

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Re: Found at Cary NC hamfest
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017, 03:00:01 AM »
That NZ phone will probably have the front two feet missing. That's the holes used to hang it on a bracket to fix it to the wall. You'll need to take the case off, slacken the dial clamping ring and rotate it 180 degrees. That would make it a wall phone, similar to the 1/706 occasionally seen in the UK.
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