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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #135 on: January 22, 2018, 09:32:26 AM »
What would YOU do if you walked into an Estate sale and saw this "partial" pay phone (photo attached) sitting in the middle of an empty 2-car garage? That was how it happened, honestly!

The  family running the estate sale told me that they had decided that it was worth $150.00 if I was interested in it......... They actually GAVE me the other phone stuff in the photo (phone booth fan & early buttset), and the buttset had a #2AA dial in it! The colorful box on the left in the photo (sitting on the bed-floor) was a still-in-the-box Lionel Train Set that they sold to me for $40 ;-)
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #136 on: January 22, 2018, 12:42:34 PM »
Aww gee, not another project for Ray....itís never ending! Looks like you scored a nice wooden salad bowl to go with the Silver Dollar Paystation?

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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #137 on: January 22, 2018, 02:41:53 PM »
Aww gee, not another project for Ray....itís never ending! Looks like you scored a nice wooden salad bowl to go with the Silver Dollar Paystation?

Terry

Yea, Terry; they actually gave me all of the wooden bowls and the cool wooden crates for buying that "UGLY" old "Partial Payphone" as they called it!
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #138 on: January 22, 2018, 03:04:54 PM »
Yeah, things that arenít ďplug and playĒ arenít worth much in todayís world. Just taking up space in the garage. Even came with the key which devalues it further since they were able to clean out the cash box :(

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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #139 on: January 25, 2018, 02:04:48 PM »
Not sure what the red "barbell"  on the left is, and it's quite heavy.   Phone book holder on the right?

Candlestick - Oddly enough, I bid on a phone with the exact same pencil holder less than a week ago.  Glad I didn't win!
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #140 on: January 28, 2018, 04:25:27 PM »
BSP Books.  Books 1 thru 4, another book C59 thru C69, and a book of wiring diagrams.
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #141 on: January 28, 2018, 04:27:02 PM »
Book #1.  Way too many pages to try and post all the pictures.
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #142 on: January 28, 2018, 04:29:15 PM »
Book #2.
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« Reply #143 on: January 28, 2018, 04:31:56 PM »
Book #3
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« Reply #144 on: January 28, 2018, 04:33:12 PM »
Book #4
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #145 on: January 28, 2018, 04:35:32 PM »
5th book.  The first two pictures are answering machines - I have both of them in this collection.
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #146 on: January 28, 2018, 04:36:46 PM »
Wiring diagrams.  A whole book of wiring diagrams covering just about everything.
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #147 on: January 28, 2018, 05:01:25 PM »
Wow, really cool books! I would guess they are from 1955 or very early 1956, based on some of the 500 features shown.

Do you think you could get those scanned?
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #148 on: January 28, 2018, 05:22:38 PM »
I'd guess that from the line about the yellow 500 that 1956 is the date, because it said it came with either yellow or gray cords. Red probably says the same thing. Red, yellow and dark beige were the first ones to match all over, cords and all, in spring, 1956. Those are very nice booklets!
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #149 on: January 28, 2018, 05:29:07 PM »
You can see dates on the top of some of the pages.  Seem to range from the 30's to 1956
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