Author Topic: Bell System Decorator 3 Slot Payphones.  (Read 209 times)

Offline trainman

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Bell System Decorator 3 Slot Payphones.
« on: October 18, 2017, 06:26:29 PM »
How rare do you think the Bell System converted 3 slot payphones are? Ive come across a few on ebay. Id like to find one that is still intact. Not to deconvert, but because of the history. Ive seen a few where people try to put back original, because they dont know about the Decorator Series phones.

What would be a value range compared to average 236G prices, since the Decorator 3 slots were usually made from 236g.

Offline paul-f

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Re: Bell System Decorator 3 Slot Payphones.
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 11:58:08 PM »
How rare do you think the Bell System converted 3 slot payphones are? Ive come across a few on ebay. Id like to find one that is still intact. Not to deconvert, but because of the history. Ive seen a few where people try to put back original, because they dont know about the Decorator Series phones.

What would be a value range compared to average 236G prices, since the Decorator 3 slots were usually made from 236g.

ISTR seeing them turn up fairly regularly on ebay over the years - selling for less than a 236G.

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Offline RotarDad

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Re: Bell System Decorator 3 Slot Payphones.
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2017, 02:46:25 AM »
I don't think these are rare.  I bet they converted thousands of them.  Many of the nicer ones I see on Ebay are mounted on a wooden shelf/backboard.  I agree with Paul F that a complete original 236G will typically sell for more than a D180574.
Paul