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Offline SunriseEarth

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Design Line - Celebrity - Variations
« on: September 04, 2018, 03:44:09 PM »
There seems A LOT of the standard WE Design Line Celebrity phones out there.   Just about anywhere you look for vintage phones, you're bound to see the ubiquitous ivory Celebrity with gold trim, often at an inflated price.   I had one myself, but I lent it to a former friend's theater production and never got it back. 

Anyway, I did come across a variation on eBay.   This one was ivory with the chrome trim, as confirmed by the stamp at the bottom 940C40 050.   I decided to make a $15 offer, which was accepted.   I should be getting it later today.  The pics are from the seller.

I haven't seen many in ivory with the chrome trim.   I don't know if it looks as good as ivory with gold (which is probably why you see so many of those ones), but it's an interesting variation.   At some point, I'd also like to find a blue one with gold trim, since you don't see those very much, either. 
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Re: Design Line - Celebrity - Variations
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 03:52:48 PM »
I also have another less frequently seen Celebrity phone, the black one with gold trim.  IMHO, it might be the best looking of their options.
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Design Line - Celebrity - Variations
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2018, 04:04:31 PM »
Cool find.
 Ivory and light blue were both available with silver or gold trim. There were also 2 different  housings. 3 feet and 4 feet

I have seen both housing variations, but never the trim "swap" .
Later on they also had a black celebrity which you have.

Here is a link to Paul F.'s Page
http://www.paul-f.com/weDesignLine.html
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Re: Design Line - Celebrity - Variations
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2018, 05:00:14 PM »
I saw one picture of a blue and gold one.  It looks like it was an eBay BIN purchase for $60 a couple months ago.   
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Re: Design Line - Celebrity - Variations
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2018, 05:16:58 PM »
I have seen both ivory, and blue, with both types of trim.
But have never seen one in black, that I think is more desirable, because you don't see many around.
How cool, nice.