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Online HarrySmith

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WE 533 Apartment Phone
« on: April 08, 2018, 09:15:24 AM »
I have been wanting to add a WE 533 or 535 to my collection. I have been offered a 533 Apartment Phone. All original nice looking phone. 2AA dial, original cord. Picture atached. What is the consensus on value of this piece? All opinons welcomed.
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Offline Gary Millam

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Re: WE 533 Apartment Phone
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2018, 09:35:03 AM »
Harry:
 I paid $150.00 plus shipping for my apartment phone (several years ago). Mine has a 4H dial, so with a 2AA dial yours should be worth more. One feature mine has
is a toggle switch in the lower center of the small wooden box to switch from "Central Office" to "House System".

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Offline Butch Harlow

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Re: WE 533 Apartment Phone
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2018, 09:50:33 AM »
It looks to be in great shape. Nice paint, cords, receiver looks to have been polished. It has a 2aa with a nice rural dial plate and the instructions look ok too. I would try to stay under 200 after shipping personally.
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Re: WE 533 Apartment Phone
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2018, 11:36:39 AM »
Harry, very nice phone. Do you know how many buttons are at the side (Janitor, Manager Door latch)? I still have to get one myself :) Consider the value of an all original complete and good paint between $100-$150 depending if you have a lucky or everything goes crazy day on ebay.

As I don't see it clearly here you have the lower instruction card.

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Re: WE 533 Apartment Phone
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2018, 11:50:46 AM »
It has 2 buttons and a nice original instruction card. A few more pictures attached.
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Re: WE 533 Apartment Phone
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 05:34:12 PM »
OK, I went ahead and pulled the trigger. I got it for $175.00. plus $20.00 shipping. I think it was a good deal considering the condition. I will post more pictures once I receive it.
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Re: WE 533 Apartment Phone
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2018, 06:52:31 AM »
I got the phone last night. It looks even better in person! Absolutely beautiful! I will get some good pictures over the weekend and add them here.
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Offline Key2871

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Re: WE 533 Apartment Phone
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2018, 08:25:48 AM »
I think you did good, a nice looking set!
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