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Offline Sargeguy

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Rochester Telephone Pay Station Sign
« on: February 11, 2019, 05:38:12 PM »
Did anyone see this auction?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/273692880358

Looks like someone found a stash of these.
Greg Sargeant
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Re: Rochester Telephone Pay Station Sign
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 05:39:36 PM »
And just like that they're gone!
« Last Edit: February 11, 2019, 05:40:40 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: Rochester Telephone Pay Station Sign
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 07:14:08 PM »
I saw that. I would certainly like to see them in person. In the photos it looks like the colors are flat where they meet another colors. Suspicions that the chips are only along the edges with the rest of the sign mint? An original of this sign is an early scarce sign that would easily sell for more then the asking price.

If anyone on the forum got one please let us know what you think.
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Re: Rochester Telephone Pay Station Sign
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 09:45:42 PM »
Iíll post pics when mine gets here. I paid $245 shipped, I figure it was worth the risk.
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
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Re: Rochester Telephone Pay Station Sign
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2019, 12:06:20 AM »
Hi friends,
Somehow this got past me . I would have been very tempted to buy as the asking price is about 75% retail although I would have wanted to have gotten my usual questions answered about porcelain ledging. Greg did yours have the expected thick porcelain ledging ? Please show a photo of your 
makers mark.
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Re: Rochester Telephone Pay Station Sign
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2019, 12:53:04 PM »
Mine is not too shabby:
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Providence, RI
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Re: Rochester Telephone Pay Station Sign
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2019, 01:23:22 PM »
The front side has a rust spot in the top left corner and another along the edge around "3 o'clock", and a small chip on the bottom right hand corner.  The rest of the "damage" wiped away with a wet paper towel.
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Re: Rochester Telephone Pay Station Sign
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2019, 07:55:02 PM »
So it sounds like the one you got is original?  Oh well, sometimes I guess wrong.
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Re: Rochester Telephone Pay Station Sign
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2019, 10:52:03 PM »
Itís original alright! My first non-ABT/Bell System sign
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Re: Rochester Telephone Pay Station Sign
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2019, 09:01:09 PM »
If anyone wants to trade for a Southern Massachusetts Tel Co sign, LMK.
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Providence, RI
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Re: Rochester Telephone Pay Station Sign
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2019, 03:32:22 PM »
There was 5 of these signs found in a house. A friend purchased the other 3.
All original

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Re: Rochester Telephone Pay Station Sign
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2019, 04:16:12 PM »
Once my best offer was accepted I went back to buy the others but your friend had bought them. 
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