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Offline magicbrain

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1957 Yellow Leich 105H
« on: June 01, 2018, 09:29:58 PM »
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Got this "Western Electric" ::) yellow Leich 105H convertible on eBay with a best offer of $55.00 + $20.00 shipping.
I don't have one of these yet -rather an ugly ducking as phones go - but I decided if I was going to get one it might as well be one in color.
It is all soft plastic with sight fading & really stinks - if the sun ever comes out again, I post some more pictures.





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Re: 1957 Yellow Leich 105H
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 09:41:34 PM »
Quite a RARE phone actually.

I have also seen a Red one and a dark Gray one, and of course Black. Oh, and also saw a Smokey/Clear one.
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: 1957 Yellow Leich 105H
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2018, 09:52:48 PM »
There is also Mediterranean  blue. with matching handset cord.
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Re: 1957 Yellow Leich 105H
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2018, 04:34:01 AM »
Nice - I like those Leich convertibles.
Not ugly at all IMHO.
The GPO would have called that 'Topaz' - far classier than 'Yellow'!
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Re: 1957 Yellow Leich 105H
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2018, 08:17:17 AM »
Hard to make a convertible phone that is also elegant looking. I think they did quite a good job with the 105 all things considered! I think I have a seafoam green one as well as black.

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Re: 1957 Yellow Leich 105H
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2018, 10:21:31 AM »
I agree -- definitely an outstanding find at a bargain price.  Congratulations!

Looks like a Find of the Month candidate.

Some other colors found are listed here for reference:

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Offline magicbrain

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Re: 1957 Yellow Leich 105H
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2018, 03:57:19 PM »
A few more pictures - I like it better in the desk configuration - Has AE dial & a 66-2/3 cycle ringer dated almost a year before the base - the shell has no cracks or deep scratches, but will need sanding & polishing to bring back the darker yellow color seen on the inside.




« Last Edit: June 02, 2018, 04:01:51 PM by magicbrain »
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Re: 1957 Yellow Leich 105H
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2018, 10:48:55 PM »
Great find Bruce, Iíve only seen them in black before.
Gary