Author Topic: Auction 320: Gray 50G 3-Slot Paystation, Restored from Parts - Ended 02-03-18  (Read 534 times)

Offline TelePlay

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Date Listed:  27 Jan 2018
Auction Duration:  7 Days
List Price:  $9.99
Current Bidders:  5
Current Price:  $157.50
Watchers:  35

eBay Link:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/323034372584


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Seller Listing Title:  "UNUSUAL 50G Gray Telephone Paystation Company 3-slot Pay Telephone"
Condition:  "Used"
Condition Qualifier:  "Very unusual bottom housing on this Gray Telephone Paystation Company 3-slot pay telephone. Carefully restored to period/original condition. All components are original, with no reproduction parts used"

Listing Description:  "Very unusual bottom housing on this Gray Telephone Paystation Company 3-slot pay telephone. I acquired this bottom housing long ago from Paul Vaverchak, and had never seen another, nor had any  other vintage pay telephone collector that I showed it to.  -- NOTE: This is not just a piece of metal added to a "normal" bottom housing. It is a complete front assembly, attached in the manufacturing process; just like conventional bottom housings, only with the added "ears". --  Ironically, a 2nd bottom housing like this was acquired at the August 2017 Shipshewana Phone Show. This 2nd housing is marked, "The Gray Manufacturing Company", leading me to believe that these were possibly an experiment of sorts by Gray to fashion a payphone housing to allow the mounting on flat surfaces without the use of a #139 heavy, cast-iron bracket. -- I have carefully restored this special gem to period/original condition. All components are early/original, with no reproduction parts used with the exception of the brass "50G" tag on the top housing. It is solid brass, but appears to have been cast instead of stamped like the originals were. -- If there are any negatives, it is that over the years of carting it around to phone shows, I have unfortunately put a couple of small chips in the paint, but it still looks good!"


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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,
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S C O R E B O A R D      Players: 18 

$     727.00 - Jim S.  ( 1 )
$  1,100.00 - Jim S.  ( 12 )  **
$  1,140.00 - Butch Harlow  ( 3 )
$  1,250.00 - WEBellSystemChristian  ( 7 )
$  1,275.00 - tallguy58  ( 10 )
$  1,285.00 - stub  ( 11 )
$  1,300.00 - 19and41  ( 16 )
$  1,357.00 - AE_Collector  ( 2 )
$  1,403.00 - skyrider  ( 5 )
$  1,500.00 - Duffy  ( 4 )
$  1,550.00 - compubit  ( 14 )  -> WINNER - Final Selling Price $1,552.00
$  1,600.00 - Pourme  ( 9 )
$  1,850.00 - HarrySmith  ( 8 )
$  1,956.00 - Russ Kirk  ( 13 )
$  2,100.00 - andre_janew  ( 17 )
$  2,750.00 - kleenax  ( 6 )
$  3,015.00 - Fabius  ( 18 )
$  3,500.00 - wds  ( 15 )


Early Morning Auction Status

01-27-18      Listed     $        9.99
01-28-18     12 bids     $   218.25   ( 7 bidders & 48 - #9 )
01-29-18     18 bids     $   443.00   ( 8 bidders & 58 - #4 )
01-30-18     22 bids     $   725.00   ( 8 bidders & 70 - #2 )
01-31-18     22 bids     $   725.00   ( 8 bidders & 71 - #2 )
02-01-18     22 bids     $   725.00   ( 8 bidders & 72 - #2 )
02-02-18     22 bids     $   725.00   ( 8 bidders & 73 - #2 )
02-03-18     28 bids     $1,525.00   ( 10 bidders & 73 - #2 )
02-03-18     10 bidders, 29 bids  Ended at 8:18:16AM PST
« Last Edit: February 03, 2018, 06:20:37 PM by TelePlay »
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