Author Topic: Auction 296: WE 1956 Rose Beige/Beige 500 - Ended 10-30-17  (Read 427 times)

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Auction 296: WE 1956 Rose Beige/Beige 500 - Ended 10-30-17
« on: October 25, 2017, 12:12:18 PM »
New forum members are very welcome and encouraged to take a guess. After all, there are no wrong guesses, just one lucky one. No one knows the winning bid on any auction until it ends. However, it is important to get your guess in before someone else grabs your guess.

Listed about 2 days ago in a 7 day auction with no reserve ( with thanks to david@london for the tip ) and starting at $9.99 is a 1956 WE Rose Beige dial bezel on a beige 500 housing (thanks to opinions provided in replies to this contest and the sharp eye of LarryInMichigan) with original line cord, coiled handset cord and open center finger wheel. The seller provided limited external pictures. Since being listed, the phone received 2 bids from 2 buyers increasing the price to $10.49 but with 18 watchers. So, the really big question is can wds or Sargeguy break their tie or can some other member best guess what this phone will sell for when the auction ends and move up a rung on the Contest Standing ladder. Time will tell.

NOTE:  We will use a $3 gap rule between guesses to prevent crowding. As such, keep your guess at least $3 away from prior guesses for this contest. All guesses, original and a single allowed revised guess if needed, must be submitted at least 24 hours before the auction ends.

The seller listed it as a "Vintage Western Electric 500 C/D Rotary Dial Bell Phone - BEIGE - 7-56 (1956)" with the item condition as "Used" and " - - - " and with the auction listing description saying simply "Vintage Western Electric 500 C/D Rotary Dial Bell Phone - BEIGE - 7-56 (1956) -- Phone looks new. -- Cord has some dirt from storage"

http://www.ebay.com/itm/182850969023

It's another chance to move up a rung or to get onto the CRPF -> Contest Standings <- list,

     . . . for as twocvbloke said,   ---> "You gotta be in it to win it !!!" ;D "

If you want to see the phones of past Auction Contests, click -> HERE <-


S C O R E B O A R D      Players: 14   

$   32.00 - LarryInMichigan  ( 5 )
$   35.00 - andre_janew  ( 13 )
$   43.00 - Haf  ( 1 )
$   56.00 - tallguy58  ( 6 )
$   61.00 - Russ Kirk  ( 11 )
$   66.00 - Duffy  ( 8 )
$   70.00 - Dan/Panther  ( 12 )
$   75.00 - Sargeguy  ( 3 )
$   80.00 - david@london  ( 2 )
$   85.00 - wds  ( 10 )
$   90.00 - 19and41  ( 9 )
$ 107.00 - TelePlay  ( 14 )  -> WINNER - Final Selling Price $108.67
$ 124.00 - skyrider  ( 4 )
$ 177.00 - Fabius  ( 7 )


Early Morning Auction Status

10-23-17      Listed     $        9.99
10-24-17     1 bids      $        9.99  (  1 bidders )
10-25-17     2 bids      $      10.49  (  2 bidders & 16 - #46 )
10-26-17     2 bids      $      10.49  (  2 bidders & 25 - #19 )
10-27-17     3 bids      $      15.00  (  3 bidders & 25 - #21 )
10-28-17     3 bids      $      15.00  (  3 bidders & 31 - #13 )
10-29-17     4 bids      $      36.00  (  4 bidders & 33 - #10 )
10-30-17     5 bids      $      74.16  (  5 bidders & 32 - #17 )
10-30-17     7 bidders, 10 bids  $108.67  Ended at 9:46:08 AM PDT
« Last Edit: October 30, 2017, 01:03:30 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: Auction 296: WE 1956 Rose Beige 500 - Ends 10-30-17
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 12:40:40 PM »
$43 please

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Re: Auction 296: WE 1956 Rose Beige 500 - Ends 10-30-17
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 12:44:35 PM »
That phone looks to me to be light beige with a rose beige dial bezel.  The bezel must be worth something to a collector who is missing one, but the rest of the phone isn't especially valuable.

Larry

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Re: Auction 296: WE 1956 Rose Beige 500 - Ends 10-30-17
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 01:07:19 PM »
Larry -
you have super-perceptive vision.
that would explain the 60 stamp on the base .......and the handset cord being the exact same shade as the body - not faded, as is usual.
hard to tell colours in ebay photos, i had not noticed it at all.

based on that, a guess is impossible, but i'll say $80.

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Re: Auction 296: WE 1956 Rose Beige 500 - Ends 10-30-17
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 01:45:46 PM »
I agree with LarryInMichigan.

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Re: Auction 296: WE 1956 Rose Beige/Beige 500 - Ends 10-30-17
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2017, 02:53:12 PM »
Thanks for catching that.

I've updated the contest set up and reduced the guess gap to $3 to reflect that possible fact.


And, by the way once again, if anyone is interested in taking over the Auction Contest board starting with contest 301, send me a PM.      Let's talk . . .
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Re: Auction 296: WE 1956 Rose Beige/Beige 500 - Ends 10-30-17
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2017, 02:56:37 PM »
$75
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Re: Auction 296: WE 1956 Rose Beige/Beige 500 - Ends 10-30-17
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2017, 04:54:38 PM »
$124.00.  Thanks

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Re: Auction 296: WE 1956 Rose Beige/Beige 500 - Ends 10-30-17
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2017, 05:03:32 PM »
$32

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Re: Auction 296: WE 1956 Rose Beige/Beige 500 - Ends 10-30-17
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2017, 05:04:37 PM »
Note that the seller has some really negative feedback.

Larry

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Re: Auction 296: WE 1956 Rose Beige/Beige 500 - Ends 10-30-17
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2017, 06:57:55 PM »
a rose beige for comparison.....
« Last Edit: October 26, 2017, 06:48:48 AM by david@london »

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Re: Auction 296: WE 1956 Rose Beige/Beige 500 - Ends 10-30-17
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2017, 07:03:32 PM »
a couple of pictures for comparison........

Please explain what we are looking at. What are these phones in comparison to the contest phone.
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Re: Auction 296: WE 1956 Rose Beige/Beige 500 - Ends 10-30-17
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2017, 07:04:54 PM »
$56
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Re: Auction 296: WE 1956 Rose Beige/Beige 500 - Ends 10-30-17
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2017, 08:04:38 PM »
$177
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Re: Auction 296: WE 1956 Rose Beige/Beige 500 - Ends 10-30-17
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2017, 06:52:00 AM »
Please explain what we are looking at. What are these phones in comparison to the contest phone.

an example of a rose beige phone to compare with the contest phone's light beige housing (as pointed out by Larry.)
previous post edited to a single picture.
apologies for initial lack of clarity.