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Find of the Month - November 2017    *** Vote for TWO ***

LarryInMichigan’s Kellogg Red Bar in pastel blue and ivory on eBay for $40 plus $15 shipping
14 (34.1%)
Doug Rose’s copper Stromberg Carlson stick for $26 plus $10 shipping
6 (14.6%)
WEBellSystemChristian’s G1 -53 Red Spacesaver for $49 plus $10 shipping on eBay
5 (12.2%)
Russ Kirk’s Dates Matching 2-4-57 Rose Beige WECo 500 for $48.30 from an Antique Store
11 (26.8%)
Pourme’s Chromed North Galion Lamp phone on eBay for $25 plus shipping
5 (12.2%)

Total Members Voted: 25

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Find of the Month - November 2017
« on: October 28, 2017, 09:42:10 PM »
Post your "Find of the Month" here.

A "Find of the Month" is a telephone or a related item that you acquired during the month that you are particularly excited about either because of its rarity, the difficulty you had in trying to find it for your collection or the exceptional "deal" that you got on it.

The "Find of the Month" contest is focused on the collection of telephones rather than on their sale for a profit. To be eligible for the "Find of the Month" contest:

- The finder must have personally acquired and actually own the item.
- The item can be acquired for free but it can not be a gift or present from anyone.
- The item (or any of its components) cannot be put up for sale during the contest period.
- Only one "Find" per owner can be in a "Find of the Month" contest.


A Nomination Should Include:

1) where and/or how the item was found.
2) the price & shipping cost.
3) the forum link to the topic discussing the find.
4) the eBay link if won there.
5) and other information of importance about the find.
6) one or two pictures of the item.


Ideally your item would be posted in its own thread elsewhere on the forum such as "Auction Talk", "Flea Market/Yard Sale Finds" or "Collectors Corner" Board. Then you or anyone else can nominate your "Find" to the Current "Find of the Month" thread by posting at least one picture and other details including the price paid, any shipping costs and a link to the original discussion on the forum. It is not a requirement that your find be posted elsewhere on the forum but the more details the better.

Nominations of phones listed in other forum discussion topics, by members that do not own the item but realize it is indeed a "find" worthy of being nominated as a "Find of the Month" candidate, are always welcome.

Please pick your best "Find" to submit for the month limiting your entry to one phone or one "Find" that might include limited multiple items. If you have already entered for the month and come up with something even better either submit your new find indicating that it replaces your previous entry OR you can enter your new Find in next months contest.

To check out a list of all past winners including the Find of the YEAR winners, click here:
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TelePlay has grabbed pictures of all of the "Find of the Month" winners since we started this back in 2010 and he has put them into albums on forum. Thanks John.  To check them out, click here:
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Re: Find of the Month - November 2017
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 05:35:12 PM »
I'd like to kick off the month by nominating this fantastic find by LarryInMichigan, a very unique and probably quite rare Kellogg Red Bar in pastel blue and ivory. A very nice looking phone and at a great price.

Larry got it off of eBay for only $40 (BIN at $50 or Best Offer and seller took $40) plus $15 in shipping. A discussion of this phone can be found at this link:

     http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=19168.0

It cleaned up and displays really nice. That red bar really stands out in contrast to the softer colors.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2017, 06:36:07 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: Find of the Month - November 2017
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 06:30:58 PM »
I'd like to kick off the month by nominating this fantastic find by LarryInMichigan, a very unique and probably quite rare Kellogg Red Bar in pastel blue and ivory. A very nice looking phone and at a great price.

Larry got it off of eBay for only $50 plus $15 in shipping. A discussion of this phone can be found at this link:

     http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=19168.0

It cleaned up and displays really nice. That red bar really stands out in contrast to the softer colors.


Thank you for the nomination.  I actually paid $40 plus $15 shipping.  Is was a BIN OBO.  I made an offer, and the seller countered with $40 which I accepted.


Larry

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Re: Find of the Month - November 2017
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 06:10:39 PM »
I'd like to nominate my Copper SC Stick. $26 plus $10 shipping...Doug
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Re: Find of the Month - November 2017
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2017, 03:50:00 PM »
Let’s add WEBellSystemChristian’s G1 -53 Red Spacesaver, complete with a Neutral Gray cord and matching red mounting bracket for $49 plus $10 shipping on eBay.

Give us an update on it when you receive it Christian.

Here is the topic here on CRPF:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=19219.0

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Re: Find of the Month - November 2017
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2017, 04:45:28 PM »
I am self-nominating my $48.30 antique store find of a date matching 2-4-57 Rose Beige 500 set.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=19274.0


« Last Edit: November 18, 2017, 04:48:35 PM by Russ Kirk »
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Re: Find of the Month - November 2017
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 01:54:32 PM »
Are you like me? Having a difficult time deciding which of the 4 wonderful finds listed above to vote for this month so far?

Well I am here to ease your pain!

I nominate my beautiful North Chrome Galion Lamp phone!

https://tinyurl.com/y8d3j8qq

I paid $25 + shipping on EBAY. https://tinyurl.com/y89glqg7

 I rewired it and cleaned it up and it now sits on my night stand next to my bed. I love showing people how you turn it on and off by dialing a number!

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Re: Find of the Month - November 2017
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2017, 10:54:48 PM »
Only Five Finds for November but an interesting array of telephones!

Time to vote...let’s vote for two this time.

Good luck to the contestants and to their Finds!

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Re: Find of the Month - November 2017
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 11:36:33 PM »
Only 24 voters so far. There should be a few more of you “regulars” lurking somewhere...maybe got into the egg nog a bit too early? A couple more days.

Only just over half of the 24 that voted used both your votes. That’s allowable of course but if you didn’t notice that you had two votes and want to use them both you need to click the “Remove Vote” button just below the poll results at the top of the page and then vote again using both of them at the same time.

Terry
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Re: Find of the Month - November 2017
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2017, 09:55:14 PM »
That’s a wrap for the November 2017 Find of the Month.

LarryInMichigan’s Kellogg Red Bar in pastel blue and ivory takes the trophy home for this month...congratulations Larry!

A close runner up was Russ Kirk’s Dates Matching Rose Beige WECo 500 and everyone has a reasonable number of votes. A good contest all round this month.

Thanks to everyone who competed in the contest as well as to everyone who voted.

To check out a list of all past winners including the Find of the YEAR winners, click here:  --> Winner's List <--

TelePlay has grabbed pictures of all of the "Find of the Month" winners since we started this back in 2010 and he has put them into albums on forum. Thanks John.  To check them out, click here:  --> Photo Album <--

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Re: Find of the Month - November 2017
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2017, 06:15:26 PM »
Congratulations Larry!

Very impressive find.

Russ
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Re: Find of the Month - November 2017
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2017, 06:41:48 PM »
Thank you everyone!

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Re: Find of the Month - November 2017
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2017, 07:15:21 PM »
Congrats Larry! That is one of my favorite phones!

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