Author Topic: Auction 319: AE Model 40 Telephone, Kotke Clear Plastics - Ended 01-27-18  (Read 792 times)

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Date Listed:  20 Jan 2018
Auction Duration:  7 Days
List Price:  $9.99
Current Bidders:  5
Current Price:  $256.00
Watchers:  30
Contest Tip from:  Pourme

eBay Link:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/232637656355


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Seller Listing Title:  "WATER-CLEAR Automatic Electric Model 40 Telephone"
Condition:  "Used"
Condition Qualifier:  "This is an original AE40 that is fitted with a Water-Clear body and handset that I cast from water-clear polymer. The 24-carat Gold-Plated hardware was salvaged from a VERY badly shrunken (original) Ivory AE40. Look over the photos closely, and you will see that I have painstakingly fitted this beauty with only the best (original) components"

Listing Description:  "WATER-CLEAR -- AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC MODEL AE40 -- The (original AE) 24-carat Gold-Plated hardware was salvaged in 2004 from a VERY badly shrunken (original) Ivory AE40. Started this project quite some time ago, and have been slowly working on it from time to time.  This is an original AE40 that I have  fitted with a Water-Clear body and handset that I have personally cast from clear polymer in my workshop. -- The gold-plated components are obviously from a rather early example of AE40, since the dial is an "early-ish" model 24A36, and there is no hand-hold to pick the phone up with. -- The AE Extensicord is an original, and is indeed a rather scarce color to come by. Most brown extensicords have a little, red "tracer" thread woven into them; this one is solid "silvery-brown", which I feel goes very well with the Water-Clear AE40. One unique thing about this AE40 is the total absence of a handhold, or "Butler's Handle". -- The extremely unique and original center card (number card) is actually embossed metal, and rather fantastic! Please note that there is a very slight ding in the number card holder, but after looking it over, you too will see that it is not too noticeable."


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: 21 

$     455.00 - tallguy58  ( 1 )
$     500.00 - andre_janew  ( 12 )
$     663.00 - skyrider  ( 7 )
$     720.00 - Fabius  ( 15 )
$     777.00 - Dan/Panther  ( 5 )
$     825.00 - AL_as_needed  ( 3 )
$     875.00 - Pourme  ( 10 )
$     926.00 - WEBellSystemChristian  ( 13 )
$  1,000.00 - Jim S.  ( 6 )
$  1,057.00 - AE_Collector  ( 4 )
$  1,198.00 - Russ Kirk  ( 8 )
$  1,225.00 - HarrySmith  ( 11 )
$  1,250.00 - Pourme  ( 18 )  **
$  1,258.00 - stub  ( 9 )
$  1,355.00 - kleenax  ( 2 )  -> WINNER - Final Selling Price $1,425.00
$  1,400.00 - 19and41  ( 14 )
$  1,495.00 - TelePlay  ( 21 )  -> WINNER - Final Selling Price $1,425.00
$  1,635.00 - HarrySmith  ( 20 )  **
$  1,704.00 - Russ Kirk  ( 25 )
$  1,850.00 - compubit  ( 23 )
$  2,061.00 - Fabius  ( 17 )  **
$  2,125.00 - 19and41  ( 19 )  **
$  2,269.74 - Jim S.  ( 16 )  **
$  2,500.00 - Pourme  ( 24 ) xxx
$  3,000.00 - wds  ( 22 )


Early Morning Auction Status

01-20-18      Listed     $        9.99
01-21-18    10 bids     $    256.00   ( 5 bidders & 30 - #29 )
01-22-18    10 bids     $    256.00   ( 5 bidders & 47 - #5 )
01-23-18    15 bids     $    325.00   ( 6 bidders & 58 - #2 )
01-24-18    18 bids     $ 1,025.00   ( 8 bidders & 65 - #1 )
01-25-18    18 bids     $ 1,025.00   ( 8 bidders & 66 - #1 )
01-26-18    18 bids     $ 1,025.00   ( 8 bidders & 68 - #1 )
01-27-18    20 bids     $ 1,175.00   ( 8 bidders & 69 - #1 )
01-27-18      9 bidders, 21 bids  Ended at 5:28:57PM PST
« Last Edit: January 27, 2018, 10:13:03 PM by TelePlay »
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