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Offline Roody

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When is 35 greater than 50?
« on: October 07, 2018, 03:50:21 PM »
I came across an internet on line auction and saw a group of phones. One of the 3 was what I thought was a green AE 50. There was only 1 front view picture of them. I received them yesterday and was VERY surprised that the model 50 was actually a model 35. It had a black western f1 handset on it. I am in the process of cleaning it up, so pictures will follow hopefully.
I would like to know more about these AE 35ís in color. I donít recall seeing one, but Iím sure someone has at least one of these. What colors did they come in and any long shot chance someone has an extra green 38 handset?  Lol.. wishful thinking.
Thanks,
Gary Z

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Re: When is 35 greater than 50?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 03:34:58 AM »
Nice score!

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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: When is 35 greater than 50?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2018, 07:52:52 AM »
That is a find of the month contender for sure.
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Offline Roody

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Re: When is 35 greater than 50?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2018, 11:03:35 AM »
There did end up being some shrinkage and now the front and back don't quite line up correctly. But there are NO chips or cracks and it still displays well. I'm sure the handset won't be an easy find either.

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Re: When is 35 greater than 50?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2018, 11:24:11 AM »
... What colors did they come in ...

AE Color list:  http://www.paul-f.com/color.htm#AE

You can find some catalog references in the TCI Library.

That is one great addition to your collection!
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Re: When is 35 greater than 50?
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2018, 01:39:04 PM »
$500 + for sure you have there good buddy...Even with the missing handset. Colored 50's bring the money all day, ever day

There was a fella on here that restored one he found that was in awful condition, and I think it sold for a pile of cash.


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Re: When is 35 greater than 50?
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2018, 04:38:56 PM »
That is a find of the month contender for sure.
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Offline Roody

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Re: When is 35 greater than 50?
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2018, 07:38:30 PM »
So does anyone have one of these colored AE 35's? Do we know what other colors the 35's came in? I would think that the AE 40's era came in more options. Has there been success correcting at least some of the shrinkage? Would anyone have a model 38 spitcup handset in Jade green in ANY condition they would be willing to part with?
Thanks,
Gary Z

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Re: When is 35 greater than 50?
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2018, 08:09:13 PM »
Gary....great find. I am confident that Ray would be able to make you a handset that would be close enough. Rob the Jeweler has an amazing collection of color 35s and 50s.  Just amazing....it is a beauty.....Doug
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Offline oldguy

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Re: When is 35 greater than 50?
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2018, 10:46:38 PM »
Thatís a beautiful phone Gary. I hope you can get a handset.
Gary

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Re: When is 35 greater than 50?
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2018, 11:30:54 AM »
The more important question to ask, is if there is somebody out there with a jade green handset looking for a body!

Offline Roody

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Re: When is 35 greater than 50?
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2018, 12:51:50 PM »
Aha! That could work too. It's all how you look at it. Perspective is an amazing thing.

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Re: When is 35 greater than 50?
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2018, 05:10:52 PM »
Hey Roody, this should be added to the Find of the Month contest but need to get it done by tonight! Iíd nominate it but I donít think you have given any clues as to what it cost?

Maybe you can get Ray to make you a jade green type 38 handset for it? A nice buffed up black Bakelite handset should look good as well. Great Find!

Terry

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Re: When is 35 greater than 50?
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2018, 06:39:51 PM »
 Roody,
           WOW !!! Great find !! AE Catalog 4055 A , 1937, pages 10 - 11 say you could get these in Jade Green, Old Ivory, Chinese Red, Mahogany, Walnut, and of course Black .  Check your PM.  stub
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