Author Topic: Find of the Month - March 2019  (Read 273 times)

Offline Jim Stettler

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Find of the Month - March 2019
« on: March 02, 2019, 09:59:51 AM »
Post your "Find of the Month" here.

A "Find of the Month" is a telephone or a related item that you acquired during the month that you are particularly excited about either because of its rarity, the difficulty you had in trying to find it for your collection or the exceptional "deal" that you got on it.

The "Find of the Month" contest is focused on the collection of telephones rather than on their sale for a profit. To be eligible for the "Find of the Month" contest:

- The finder must have personally acquired and actually own the item.
- The item can be acquired for free but it can not be a gift or present from anyone.
- The item (or any of its components) cannot be put up for sale during the contest period.
- Only one "Find" per owner can be in a "Find of the Month" contest.

A Nomination Should Include:

1) where and/or how the item was found.
2) the price & shipping cost.
3) the forum link to the topic discussing the find.
4) the eBay link if won there.
5) and other information of importance about the find.
6) one or two pictures of the item.
7) If the item is very cool to you for personal reasons, please share. This would be  your collection, birthday phone, phones from youth, basically, Why is that phone extra cool to you.

Ideally your item would be posted in its own thread elsewhere on the forum such as "Auction Talk", "Flea Market/Yard Sale Finds" or "Collectors Corner" Board. Then you or anyone else can nominate your "Find" to the Current "Find of the Month" thread by posting at least one picture and other details including the price paid, any shipping costs and a link to the original discussion on the forum. It is not a requirement that your find be posted elsewhere on the forum but the more details the better.

Nominations of phones listed in other forum discussion topics, by members that do not own the item but realize it is indeed a "find" worthy of being nominated as a "Find of the Month" candidate, are always welcome.

Please pick your best "Find" to submit for the month limiting your entry to one phone or one "Find" that might include limited multiple items. If you have already entered for the month and come up with something even better either submit your new find indicating that it replaces your previous entry OR you can enter your new Find in next months contest.

To check out a list of all past winners including the Find of the YEAR winners, click here:
          --> Winner's List <--

TelePlay has grabbed pictures of all of the "Find of the Month" winners since we started this back in 2010 and he has put them into albums on forum. Thanks John.  To check them out, click here:
          --> Photo Album <--

Jim S.
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You die, you forget it all.

Offline Sargeguy

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Re: Find of the Month - March 2019
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2019, 09:49:51 PM »
1910s Rochester Independent Telephone Co 18 flange sign, $245 from eBay. Sign is in excellent overall condition.
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
TCI /ATCA #4409

Offline AlainC

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Re: Find of the Month - March 2019
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 01:14:07 PM »
I found this working AE phone in a Kijiji ad, for 35$ CDN ( about 26$ USD ) which is not bad even if the handset is not a AE, but a Northern Electric one. That'll be a futur project... clean, buff and look for a AE handset !

Nice find overall !


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Re: Find of the Month - March 2019
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2019, 01:46:12 PM »
Very nice, Sargeguy.
Beautiful sign considering it's about 100 y/o !

Offline magicbrain

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Re: Find of the Month - March 2019
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 03:06:30 PM »
I nominate my Western Electric 130A "Donut" Telephone bought with BIN on eBay for $325.00 + $13.85 shipping
- Looks to be in very good original condition - can't wait to receive it.
eBay link:

Atca# 4778