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Offline Sargeguy

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Busy week of sign acquisition!!!
« on: October 28, 2017, 09:14:50 PM »
A couple of sign purchases off of eBay...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/272905648521



1908 pattern PTT "TELEPHONE" sign 12x16"
This one is the evil twin of the white PAY STATION sign rfkimba posted a while back.  The design looks intact and the rust stains will need to be addressed. 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/152759679515



1921 pattern AT&T generic 11x11" flange
This one was purchased with a best offer of $125 plus $8 shipping.  It is in excellent shape on the front with one tiny ding and a dribble mark from when it was made.  The back has a couple of minor dings and scratches as well as a rust stain-nothing serious.   The flange is missing a good chunk of porcelain on both sides.



1908 pattern Wisconsin "pointing hand" sign
Last but not least I acquired this beauty from wds.  The 1908 Wisconsin with pointing hand, like all "hand" signs. is very collectible.  This one does not have any major defects, but it has lots of moderate and minor ones.  Interestingly the sign was made by the Lafayette company of Ohio, an uncommon manufacturer
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Greg Sargeant
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Re: Busy week of sign acquisition!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 09:33:43 PM »
Great sign at a good price. How in the world did I miss seeing that one?
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Re: Busy week of sign acquisition!!!
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 09:40:30 PM »
Great sign at a good price. How in the world did I miss seeing that one?

The two eBay signs were not up for very long, the ATT was a couple hours old when I got it and the PTT had just been listed.
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Re: Busy week of sign acquisition!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2017, 10:49:43 PM »

The Southern California Telephone Company sign is the actual "evil twin" of the PTT sign.  This type of sign, with the '08 bell and the word "TELEPHONE" underneath is uncommon.  PAY STATION, BOOTH, and PUBLIC TELEPHONE are more common but these are the only two that I know of that use this design.  Note that the flange orientation is opposite on each sign. 


There is a '21 Bell version of the PTT sign as well
« Last Edit: November 01, 2017, 11:01:48 PM by Sargeguy »
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Re: Busy week of sign acquisition!!!
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 11:48:54 AM »
Two rare signs with the '08 bell instead of of '21 bell.
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Re: Busy week of sign acquisition!!!
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 08:49:21 PM »




The Wisconsin sign after some cleaning
« Last Edit: November 07, 2017, 06:48:05 PM by Sargeguy »
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
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