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Offline Dennis Markham

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Mediterranean Blue 500 - Star on Bottom
« on: December 23, 2018, 07:07:35 PM »
I stumbled upon a Mediterranean Blue 500 today at a local antique store.  This one has a Star printed on the bottom.  Does anyone know what that designates? 

I think there has been some discussion about this in the past but I can't seem to find the post(s)...if there are any.

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Dennis

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Re: Mediterranean Blue 500 - Star on Bottom
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2018, 07:15:25 PM »
Nice find, Dennis! How about some details?

I don't remember discussing the star stamp, but do recall this discussion of a snowflake stamp.

   http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=4177.0


Found this photo posted, but no resolution on the star...

   http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=8886.0
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Re: Mediterranean Blue 500 - Star on Bottom
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2018, 07:44:00 PM »
Hey Dennis- good to hear from you!  Iím with Paul - besides that one post which I didnít remember, I donít believe weíve ever seen or discussed this marking.  It does seem to match the standard white base marking paint, which is interesting.  Did you bring it home?  It would be interesting to see if the phone has had any refurb work done on it.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2018, 08:16:38 PM by RotarDad »
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Re: Mediterranean Blue 500 - Star on Bottom
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2018, 11:19:07 PM »
Dennis, if the star causes too much trouble, I volunteer to take it away from you.  ;)
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Re: Mediterranean Blue 500 - Star on Bottom
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 11:04:28 AM »
I found another star on a base of an EBay phone.  This one has definitely been refurbed.  I didnít note the auction, but I believe this one has the large square Property of Illinois Bell stamp between the front legs as well.
Paul