Author Topic: Auction 311: Strowger Wood Wall Telephone, c. 1900-1910 - Ended 12-25-17  (Read 774 times)

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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:  15 Dec 2017
Auction Duration:  10 Days
List Price:  $999.99
Current Bidders:  6
Current Price:  $3,535.00
Watchers:  70

eBay Link:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/272984578730


GAP RULE:  At least $25 between guesses to prevent crowding.


Seller Listing Title:  "ANTIQUE STROWGER WOOD WALL TELEPHONE ~ AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC COMPANY ~ c. 1900-1910"
Condition:  " - - - "
Condition Qualifier:  " - - - "

Listing Description:  "ANTIQUE STROWGER WOOD WALL TELEPHONE -- AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC COMPANY -- Circa 1900-1910 -- Antique Strowger wall phone by Automatic Electric Company of Chicago, Illinois. -- The phone features a wooden case with Strowger dial.  -- The dial is marked “Automatic Electric Company Chicago USA.”  -- Condition as pictured --  Item is untested."


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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: 15 

$  3,804.00 - Fabius  ( 2 )
$  4,255.00 - stub  ( 3 )
$  4,499.00 - Duffy  ( 6 )
$  4,524.00 - andre_janew  ( 14 )
$  4,600.00 - wds  ( 13 )
$  5,551.00 - Fabius  ( 7 )
$  5,800.00 - tallguy58  ( 8 )
$  6,700.00 - Haf  ( 5 )
$  6,900.00 - 19and41  ( 15 )
$  7,800.00 - skyrider  ( 1 )  -> WINNER - Final Selling Price $7,535.00
$  8,000.00 - Sargeguy  ( 10 )
$  8,500.00 - HarrySmith  ( 4 )
$  8,750.00 - Pourme  ( 12 )
$  8,888.88 - Russ Kirk  ( 11 )
$10,200.00 - AE_Collector  ( 9 )
$11,850.00 - TelePlay  ( 16 )


Early Morning Auction Status

12-15-17      Listed     $      999.99
12-16-17      9 bids     $   3,535.00   ( 6 bidders & 70 - #2 )
12-17-17      9 bids     $   3,535.00   ( 6 bidders & 70 - #2 )
12-18-17      9 bids     $   3,535.00   ( 6 bidders & 70 - #2 )
12-19-17      9 bids     $   3,535.00   ( 6 bidders & 74 - #2 )
12-20-17    10 bids     $   3,585.00   ( 7 bidders & 79 - #1 )
12-21-17    10 bids     $   3,585.00   ( 7 bidders & 81 - #1 )
12-22-17    10 bids     $   3,585.00   ( 7 bidders & 86 - #1 )
12-23-17    10 bids     $   3,585.00   ( 7 bidders & 88 - #1 )
12-24-17    10 bids     $   3,585.00   ( 7 bidders & 91 - #1 )
12-25-17    13 bids     $   4,070.00   ( 7 bidders & 99 - #1 )
12-25-17      8 bidders, 19 bids  Ended at 2:28:14PM PST
« Last Edit: December 25, 2017, 07:19:28 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: Auction 311: Strowger Wood Wall Telephone, c. 1900-1910 - Ends 12-25-17
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017, 11:35:11 AM »
$7,800.00  Thank You

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Re: Auction 311: Strowger Wood Wall Telephone, c. 1900-1910 - Ends 12-25-17
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 01:15:32 PM »
$3804
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Re: Auction 311: Strowger Wood Wall Telephone, c. 1900-1910 - Ends 12-25-17
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 02:02:58 PM »
 $4255.00     stub
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Re: Auction 311: Strowger Wood Wall Telephone, c. 1900-1910 - Ends 12-25-17
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 02:26:17 PM »
$8,500.00

I have never seen one like this, only the smaller ones.
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Re: Auction 311: Strowger Wood Wall Telephone, c. 1900-1910 - Ends 12-25-17
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2017, 03:15:06 PM »
$6700 please.

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Re: Auction 311: Strowger Wood Wall Telephone, c. 1900-1910 - Ends 12-25-17
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2017, 03:54:32 PM »
$4499.00
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Re: Auction 311: Strowger Wood Wall Telephone, c. 1900-1910 - Ends 12-25-17
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2017, 04:20:51 PM »
Revision: $5551
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Re: Auction 311: Strowger Wood Wall Telephone, c. 1900-1910 - Ends 12-25-17
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2017, 04:28:32 PM »
$5800
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Re: Auction 311: Strowger Wood Wall Telephone, c. 1900-1910 - Ends 12-25-17
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2017, 06:11:57 PM »
Has anyone ever seen one before? I have the wood wall version and I dream about getting a stick....but this is different....Doug
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Re: Auction 311: Strowger Wood Wall Telephone, c. 1900-1910 - Ends 12-25-17
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2017, 07:08:47 PM »
I used to see these years ago more often then I do now. They have always been very sought after. If my memory is correct they used to sell in the 8,000-11,000 range but not sure. You should see the Gray pay-station version. I think there may also be a tandem. As for the sticks when I was putting on the Cincinnati show years ago a guy showed up with a bunch of phones in his trunk. Somebody came and got me and I walked outside with another collector and looked at the phones in this guys trunk.  There were 4 Strowger candlesticks in the trunk mixed up with other phones, two had the steer horn hooks two had the ball hooks. He went inside saw the price of a Strowger on a table marked a 4,000 went back outside got in his car and left. That was it.

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Re: Auction 311: Strowger Wood Wall Telephone, c. 1900-1910 - Ends 12-25-17
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2017, 08:09:13 PM »
There are several versions of the Strowger that predate the 1905 wall and stick versions that we see reasonably often here or on eBay. The dial mechanism on this one is quite different than the 1905 model. This ones ringer mechanism left for a better gig somewhere unfortunately. Quite a few miles dangling inside though most of the works appear to be mounted in the door so maybe there wasn’t much to go in the back part of the box. Should be an interesting auction. Who lists something like this to end on Christmas Day?

$10,200.00

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Re: Auction 311: Strowger Wood Wall Telephone, c. 1900-1910 - Ends 12-25-17
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2017, 08:21:32 PM »
$8000
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Re: Auction 311: Strowger Wood Wall Telephone, c. 1900-1910 - Ends 12-25-17
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2017, 09:35:46 PM »
$8888.88
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Re: Auction 311: Strowger Wood Wall Telephone, c. 1900-1910 - Ends 12-25-17
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2017, 04:30:45 AM »
$8,750.00
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