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Offline twocvbloke

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Re: Phone sells for 853,000 at auction
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2018, 03:56:05 PM »
Mounting the dial finger wheel on top of the stop must have taken some doing!

It does look that way, but looking closely at it, the lighting makes the finger stop blend in with the finger wheel, so it is in the right place, just badly lit... :)

Offline Owain

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Re: Phone sells for 853,000 at auction
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2018, 04:32:55 PM »
Well I've enough ivory spares to make the Bakelite section, a half used ivory rattlecan in the garage, and I'm sure me mates Nan has one of those plastic lobsters on her kitchen wall......  ;D  ;)

Must be wurf a grand dahn Hoxton way ...

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Re: Phone sells for 853,000 at auction
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2018, 07:53:35 PM »
A masterpiece of Surrealism!
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Offline Fabius

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Re: Phone sells for 853,000 at auction
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2018, 11:13:58 PM »


So, a phone that would usually fetch about 300 is worth 853K because Dali has stuck a resin lobster on the top.


But he was the first to do it, thus the big bucks.
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Re: Phone sells for 853,000 at auction
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2018, 08:32:13 PM »
I'm glad his works are so expensive now.  I'd hate to live with any of them long enough for them to develop their value.
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Re: Phone sells for 853,000 at auction
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2018, 09:24:53 PM »
I never quite understand this type of art, but each to their own, at least it's not an unmade bed like one example of "art" seems to be... ???

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Bed

Offline Fabius

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Re: Phone sells for 853,000 at auction
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2018, 10:25:42 AM »
When auctioned by Christie's in July 2014, the piece was sold for a little over 2.5 million.

FYI My bed is available! Offers accepted Hurry before it goes to Christie's.
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Re: Phone sells for 853,000 at auction
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2018, 11:35:47 AM »
If her bed was worth that much, my entire bedroom must be worth a billion... ;D

Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Phone sells for 853,000 at auction
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2018, 02:07:43 PM »
If her bed was worth that much, my entire bedroom must be worth a billion... ;D
My bedroom is that messy as well.
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