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What are Chrome Connecticuit Signal Corps phones worth?
« on: April 07, 2018, 08:58:50 PM »
Like this one here:  https://www.ebay.com/itm/352320923731

It's been sitting on eBay for a couple of months now, and I want to send the seller an offer...What is a fair price? 229 seems a bit high..

There was one on Goodwill.com a while back.

Any thoughts?
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Re: What are Chrome Connecticuit Signal Corps phones worth?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2018, 09:32:45 PM »
These were not factory items but were plated by refurbishers.The quality varies some have chrome bands on the handset.The plating alone might be over $100 itself.Other options were cloth cords.

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Re: What are Chrome Connecticuit Signal Corps phones worth?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2018, 09:36:37 PM »
Wow, Okay. So what do you think a good offer would be? What would you pay for it?

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Re: What are Chrome Connecticuit Signal Corps phones worth?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2018, 07:25:22 AM »
It is worth exactly how much you are willing to pay for it, not a penny more!
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Re: What are Chrome Connecticuit Signal Corps phones worth?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2018, 12:20:28 PM »
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Re: What are Chrome Connecticuit Signal Corps phones worth?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2018, 01:50:00 PM »
I wouldn't give any more than I would for any clean unoriginal TP-6. Looks like this one possibly has had the handset painted as well. The Conn. Elec. handsets are poor quality plastic and don't hold up very well; painting that usually won't fix it.
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Re: What are Chrome Connecticuit Signal Corps phones worth?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2018, 10:31:51 AM »
I wouldn't give any more than I would for any clean unoriginal TP-6. Looks like this one possibly has had the handset painted as well. The Conn. Elec. handsets are poor quality plastic and don't hold up very well; painting that usually won't fix it.

The seller rejected my offer....You can buy regular tp's for like....30 dollars. I would never let a chrome one go for that little...

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Re: What are Chrome Connecticuit Signal Corps phones worth?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2018, 12:28:04 PM »
The seller rejected my offer....You can buy regular tp's for like....30 dollars.

I would do that and just put shiny new coat of black paint on it, but that's just me.

I have one, and for the life of me, I don't know why they came up with this design, it's not very practical.  The dial is in a nearly vertical position, which makes it kind of clumsy to dial unless it's sitting on something six inches higher than the desktop.  But it is a unique design, which is what makes it collectible.
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Re: What are Chrome Connecticuit Signal Corps phones worth?
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2018, 01:21:41 PM »
Sometimes a company setting up to manufacture a common item under their brand will change features to avoid any possible rights infringement claims from another manufacturer.
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Re: What are Chrome Connecticuit Signal Corps phones worth?
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2018, 09:10:25 AM »
Have at it,,,,it's a beauty....Doug


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Re: What are Chrome Connecticuit Signal Corps phones worth?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2018, 03:27:10 PM »
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I'm not a big fan of these phones in general. This is the nicest one I have ever seen offered. I would say that whatever this one brings, will not be representative of what the "average" chrome one would bring.

Might be a good candidate for a auction contest, because of the low starting price.

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Re: What are Chrome Connecticuit Signal Corps phones worth?
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2018, 04:07:14 PM »
OH wow! I'll keep my eye on that. Is it going to be in an auction contest?