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Nicely Painted Telephones
« on: November 16, 2017, 09:46:26 PM »
A few years ago, the thought of painting a phone was blaspheme. Today, painting phones has increased and seems to be receiving acceptance in that these nicely painted phones do sell.

1) This is not a topic to include or show hideously painted phones, of which there are many.

2) This topic was created for members to post pictures of professionally or close to professionally painted (but not by WE or some refurb shop or other phone company) phones that are or have been offered for sale. The paint can be any color. It can be close to original or in some color not see before.

3) This topic is intended to be a showcase for newly and well painted phones made available for sale (or recently sold), a topic which any member can browse to see what has been done, has been offered for sale since the painting of phones began, about 3 years ago, and has seemingly increased over time.

I don't expect the list to grow quickly but when a well painted phone is found, please post a picture of it here so the members can see how the hobby is changing. This topic will most likely make the phone purists feel bad, sorry, just a factual inventory, not a comment.

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I'll start it off with these phones that come to memory, were easy for me to find to start this topic. I've included links but if links are not known, that's fine. Just the image is enough to showcase well painted phones.


http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=19390.0

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=19450.0

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=9217.0

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=19319.0
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Re: Nicely Painted Telephones
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2017, 09:03:49 PM »
I used an old, blank topic of to create this "album" topic. This reply is to do nothing more that take it to the top of the board list and to make it pop up on member's "Recently Unread Topics"

Feel free to reply with other phones you find that fit the goal of this topic, nicely painted phones (no hideous or poorly painted stuff).
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Re: Nicely Painted Telephones
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2017, 03:20:46 PM »
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Re: Nicely Painted Telephones
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2017, 04:17:34 PM »
Bar rag please...Drooling over the blue ones, WOW very nice! ;)

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Re: Nicely Painted Telephones
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2017, 04:53:53 PM »
Bar rag please...Drooling over the blue ones, WOW very nice! ;)

I saw that 1st one on EBAY a while back....It does look good!
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Re: Nicely Painted Telephones
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2017, 03:11:28 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2017, 03:18:00 PM »
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Re: Nicely Painted Telephones
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2017, 03:31:01 PM »
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Re: Nicely Painted Telephones
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2017, 11:30:52 AM »
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Re: Nicely Painted Telephones
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2017, 11:38:02 AM »
Another Polane painted sharp looking color/trim combination from OPW

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Re: Nicely Painted Telephones
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2017, 05:15:16 AM »
This will just be opinions. 
I prefer my phones as original as possible, but sometimes it reaches a limit for how ugly they may have been.

My first choice would be to get them painted as original as possible, but if the phone originally was black, but could be red at the time it was made, painting it red is OK. 

For other colors it may be funny or OK (if the phone is not to rare) to paint it in a color matching your needs, accepted by your spouse, or other reasons to get it displayed e.g. in your living room. 

Hand decorated telephones; many of them are ugly, and may move them up to OK to be painted. Some (maybe all) of them tells a history of the telephones life and their owners, sometimes this may be an important part of the history to keep.

What does it do to the value?  Look at the brown Ericofon! Sometimes it goes up, sometimes down.  The phone looks really nice, at least on pictures. I have a light green original Ericofon witch in my eyes are for more, because it is original, I'm willing to sell it today for NOK 400 = less than $49  :-)
Easy, the highest bidder decides the price.

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Re: Nicely Painted Telephones
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Re: Nicely Painted Telephones
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2018, 08:17:06 AM »
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Here's a link to the white phone: https://tinyurl.com/ya35dzhl

eBay description:  "This is a beautiful white/black Western Electric 302. The white was powder coated onto the metal housing by a professional. The phone has been tested, will receive calls as a single line but I cannot make outgoing calls. This is may be due to my service but Iím unsure. Please check with your telephone service if you are concerned if it may or may not work for yours."
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Re: Nicely Painted Telephones
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2018, 09:13:52 AM »
I am curious as to why the handset seam is painted white? Strange.
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Re: Nicely Painted Telephones
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2018, 09:49:23 AM »
I am curious as to why the handset seam is painted white? Strange.

Interesting, only the front seam is filled in with white. Probably to put some more detail into the phone, to tie the handset to the housing. Don't  know, just guessing. Seems more and more phones are no longer being restored to "as built" for display in "original phone" collections. Changing times, which is the underlying premise of this topic.
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