Author Topic: 10 Button Princess eBay $510  (Read 248 times)

Offline Fabius

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10 Button Princess eBay $510
« on: March 10, 2018, 06:52:41 PM »
Wow. I guess having the box and the good pictures the seller posted helped get a nice price.
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Re: 10 Button Princess eBay $510
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 08:52:01 PM »
A white phone that still looks straight from the box helps too I suspect. Still, a nice bonus for the seller.


Offline Butch Harlow

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Re: 10 Button Princess eBay $510
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2018, 09:28:43 PM »
I saw this listing as well, and thought wow, that's beautiful. I didn't think 510.00 beautiful, but apparently someone did. It pays to take good pics. That is a stellar box too, if that's your  thing.

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Re: 10 Button Princess eBay $510
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 11:33:42 PM »
Wow, that one is beautiful!

The wide-angle lens and black background remind me that this seller had some big-ticket items for sale, and all went for pretty high prices.

IMHO, I think people go a little overkill with what they pay for 10 button Princesses. They seem to be more common that you would think, and the Princess being a desirable design at the time adds to that. I have seen quite a few over the years, and currently own 6, only one of them having paid over $100.

Still, I could imagine someone wanting $510 for a set as nice as that! 8)
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Re: 10 Button Princess eBay $510
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2018, 05:42:45 AM »
Is it really touch-tone even though it's only got 10 buttons?
I'm not aware that such a configuration ever existed here in the UK (although we were much later in getting touch-tone capability into public exchanges than I believe was the case in the USA).

I love the way it lights up - I want one now - badly!!!

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Re: 10 Button Princess eBay $510
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2018, 02:51:28 PM »
Yes, it is Touch Tone.  The original Western Electric Touch Tone sets did not have the * and # (sextile and octothorp, per Bell Labs) until 1968 (some early TT pads had the full 12 buttons with a 5-pointed star and a diamond for these 2 buttons).

In Automatic Electric phones, they offered both tone and pulse dialing (Universal Keyset Dialing?), depending on the keypad installed in the phone.  A quick way to tell (but may not be fool proof) is if the keypad has "blanks" where the * and # symbols normally go, then it's probably a pulse-dialing phone...

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