Author Topic: Auction 310: WE 1956 Soft Plastic Dark Grey 554 - Ended 12-17-17  (Read 711 times)

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Auction 310: WE 1956 Soft Plastic Dark Grey 554 - Ended 12-17-17
« on: December 10, 2017, 05:57:00 PM »
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:  10 Dec 2017
Auction Duration:  7 Days
List Price:  $55.00
Current Bidders:  3
Current Price:  $60.00
Watchers:  5
Contest Tip from:  WEBellSystemChristian

eBay Link:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/162797613479


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Seller Listing Title:  "Western Electric 554 Soft Plastic Rare Dark Gray Telephone-1956 Consistent Dates"
Condition:  "Used"
Condition Qualifier:  " - - - "

Listing Description:  "The telephone is a rare Western Electric soft plastic type A/B 554 Dark Gray wall model.  Western Electric telephone sets were only made in this color for a short period of time before being changed to a lighter gray shade.  This telephone was used in a single north side Chicago location and all components show late 1956 manufacturing dates.  While being sold on an "as is" basis (please review photos carefully), the telephone was tested on 12/10/2017 and produced a dial tone, transmitted voice, and dialed out to remote numbers correctly.  The phone shows no corrosion, cracks, or serious color shift. -- Known defects include light scratches from normal use on all surfaces. This is a "hard wired" telephone and will have to be modified to plug into modular telephone lines.  Adapters and backboards are available online.  It should also be noted that this telephone only works on telephone networks that support pulse dialing. -- Overall, this telephone is in very good condition for it's 61 years and is an excellent collectable."


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



Guess Deadline:  All guesses and a single allowed revised guess, if needed,
               MUST be submitted at least 24 hours BEFORE the auction ENDS
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S C O R E B O A R D      Players: 17 

$  350.00 - TelePlay  ( 15 )
$  400.00 - wds  ( 12 )
$  425.00 - david@london  ( 16 )
$  450.00 - Sargeguy  ( 14 )
$  505.00 - tallguy58  ( 9 )
$  555.12 - K1WI  ( 17 )
$  604.00 - Russ Kirk  ( 10 )
$  635.00 - zapper  ( 13 )
$  650.00 - Jim S.  ( 6 )
$  675.00 - Pourme  ( 3 )
$  701.00 - Fabius  ( 2 )
$  715.00 - 19and41  ( 11 )
$  725.00 - skyrider  ( 8 )
$  742.00 - dlvh  ( 4 )
$  800.00 - compubit  ( 5 )
$  925.00 - HarrySmith  ( 7 )
$  998.00 - WEBellSystemChristian  ( 1 )  -> WINNER - Final Selling Price $1,050.00


Early Morning Auction Status

12-10-17      Listed     $     55.00
12-11-17      5 bids     $     64.00   ( 5 bidders & 18 & #40 )
12-12-17      5 bids     $     64.00   ( 5 bidders & 27 & #21 )
12-13-17      5 bids     $     64.00   ( 5 bidders & 32 & #14 )
12-14-17      5 bids     $     64.00   ( 5 bidders & 32 & #13 )
12-15-17      6 bids     $     71.00   ( 6 bidders & 33 & #11 )
12-16-17      6 bids     $     71.00   ( 6 bidders & 35 & #11 )
12-17-17      7 bids     $     76.00   ( 7 bidders & 36 & #15 )
12-17-17    14 bidders, 26 bids  Ended at 12:41:17PM PST
« Last Edit: December 17, 2017, 04:23:07 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: Auction 310: WE 1956 Soft Plastic Dark Grey 554 - Ends 12-17-17
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2017, 06:00:11 PM »
$998
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Re: Auction 310: WE 1956 Soft Plastic Dark Grey 554 - Ends 12-17-17
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2017, 06:53:56 PM »
$701
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Re: Auction 310: WE 1956 Soft Plastic Dark Grey 554 - Ends 12-17-17
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 07:17:57 PM »
$675.00
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Re: Auction 310: WE 1956 Soft Plastic Dark Grey 554 - Ends 12-17-17
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 08:33:58 PM »
$742.00

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Re: Auction 310: WE 1956 Soft Plastic Dark Grey 554 - Ends 12-17-17
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2017, 09:00:42 PM »
$800

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Re: Auction 310: WE 1956 Soft Plastic Dark Grey 554 - Ends 12-17-17
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2017, 12:17:19 AM »
$650.00
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Re: Auction 310: WE 1956 Soft Plastic Dark Grey 554 - Ends 12-17-17
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2017, 07:16:07 AM »
$925.00
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Re: Auction 310: WE 1956 Soft Plastic Dark Grey 554 - Ends 12-17-17
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2017, 09:19:15 AM »
$725.  Thanks

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Re: Auction 310: WE 1956 Soft Plastic Dark Grey 554 - Ends 12-17-17
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2017, 09:09:36 PM »
$505
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Re: Auction 310: WE 1956 Soft Plastic Dark Grey 554 - Ends 12-17-17
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2017, 09:33:27 PM »
$604
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Re: Auction 310: WE 1956 Soft Plastic Dark Grey 554 - Ends 12-17-17
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2017, 06:04:09 PM »
$715.00  Please.
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Re: Auction 310: WE 1956 Soft Plastic Dark Grey 554 - Ends 12-17-17
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2017, 06:12:47 PM »
$400
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Re: Auction 310: WE 1956 Soft Plastic Dark Grey 554 - Ends 12-17-17
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2017, 06:51:42 PM »
$635.00
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Re: Auction 310: WE 1956 Soft Plastic Dark Grey 554 - Ends 12-17-17
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2017, 08:26:52 PM »
$450
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