Author Topic: Auction 304: AT&T Model II Picturephone Display Housing only - Ended 11-27-17  (Read 325 times)

Offline TelePlay

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All forum members are welcome and encouraged to guess.There are no wrong guesses, just one lucky guess. No one knows the winning guess on any auction until it ends.

Date Listed:  20 Nov 2017
Auction Duration:  7 Days
List Price:  $800.00
OPENING LIST PRICE Reduced on 11/24/17 to $100.00
Current Bidders:  0
Current Price:  $100.00
Watchers:  0

SHORT CONTEST - 2 DAYS TO GUESS

     A discussion of this item can be found at  http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=19307.0

GAP RULE:  At least $5 between guesses to prevent crowding.

Guess Deadline:  All guesses and a single allowed revised guess, if needed, MUST be submitted at least 24 hours before the auction ends.


Seller Listing Title:  "Rare Western Electric Bell Picturephone DISPLAY AT&T Picture Phone Telephone"

Condition:  " - - - "

Condition Qualifier:  " - - - "

Listing Description:  "Here is a rare opportunity to own a piece of history. This is an original Picturephone DISPLAY from the Illinois Bell Picturephone trial program. In 1970, commercial Picturephone service debuted in downtown Pittsburgh and AT&T executives confidently predicted that a million Picturephone sets would be in use by 1980. As you all know, this didn't happen. It failed badly and these became expensive paperweights for the building engineers because the CEO's wanted them out of their sight."

eBay Link:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/222727350599


Another chance to move up or to get onto the CRPF Contest Standings List

Past Contest Phones:  http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=17437.msg180238#msg180238]


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S C O R E B O A R D      Players: 12 

$     202.02 - TelePlay  ( 13 )
$     350.00 - Haf  ( 1 )
$     375.00 - Pourme  ( 5 )
$     404.00 - Fabius  ( 6 )
$     450.00 - Russ Kirk  ( 8 )
$     500.00 - Duffy  ( 7 )
$     544.00 - david@london  ( 11 )  -> WINNER - Final Selling Price $532.55
$     600.00 - compubit  ( 9 )
$     777.00 - skyrider  ( 3 )
$  1,100.00 - WEBellSystemChristian  ( 10 )
$  1,500.00 - HarrySmith  ( 2 )
$  1,865.99 - Jim S.  ( 4 )
$  2,000.00 - wds  ( 12 )


Early Morning Auction Status

11-20-17      Listed     $   800.00
11-21-17      0 bids     $   800.00
11-22-17      0 bids     $   800.00
11-23-17      0 bids     $   800.00
11-24-17      0 bids     $   800.00
11-25-17      2 bids     $   123.72   ( 2 bidders )
11-26-17      2 bids     $   123.72   ( 2 bidders )
11-27-17      3 bids     $   137.50   ( 3 bidders )
11-27-17      7 bidders, 7 bids  Ended at 07:23:02PM PST

« Last Edit: November 28, 2017, 02:56:59 PM by TelePlay »
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Wow, starting bid dropped from $800 to $100.If it becomes a contest phone now, I would guess $350 :)

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As stated it's a display item. It has no guts, you can see right through it (through the grills) in one of the pictures.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2017, 11:05:44 AM by TelePlay »
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$600.

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