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Offline Jim Stettler

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Find of the Month - May 2019
« on: May 01, 2019, 05:45:12 PM »
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. Other than that, any discussion of or comments about the nominated phone are not allowed, FOTM nominations only. As stated below, “Ideally your item would be (first) posted in its own thread elsewhere on the forum” and if so, “the forum link if discussed in another topic” is to be included in the nomination reply.

If a significant discussion of a nominated phone starts in a FOTM topic, it will be moved to a new “discussion” topic in the appropriate board and if not, then simply removed.

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) other information of importance about the find (why the item is very important to you for any reason).
6) and one or two pictures of the item.

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 Fabius

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Re: Find of the Month - May 2019
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2019, 08:50:55 PM »
I nominate my Western Electric Type 111 walnut ringer box with 4 inch (101.6 mm) bells. Marked: Property of The New England Telephone and telegraph Company. 1887 patent date. Excellent plus condition.Bought at the Shipshewana Indiana antique telephone show yesterday. Total Coast $100.
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Offline Devansphones

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Re: Find of the Month - May 2019
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2019, 09:17:37 PM »
I'd like to nominate my "Dark Gold" 302. A Facebook Marketplace find for $45. A special find, as it is my first "rare" phone, and my first colored 302. This find has an amazing backstory, all the way from New York City, to New Jersey, to Cleveland, all while staying in the same family. 😁

Offline Russ Kirk

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Re: Find of the Month - May 2019
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2019, 07:24:30 PM »
I would like to nominate my latest find for the May 2019 Find of the Month.   
It is a Model 30 Calculagraph.
I found it in a local antique store for the reduced price of $79.

The Model 30 is the AC powered version and keeps excellent time. 
As expected, the ribbon had dried out, so that is a future project.

« Last Edit: May 06, 2019, 07:37:47 PM by Russ Kirk »
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Offline SunriseEarth

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Re: Find of the Month - May 2019
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2019, 02:08:02 PM »
I'd like to nominate my 1965 Turquoise WE 702B.  I found this on eBay with a BIN price of $17.99 plus $12 S&H.  Looking at the cords and the lack of fade lines, I knew this was a genuine Turquoise Princess and not just a yellowed Aqua Blue one.  It was definitely a great deal and didn't require too much to get it back into good working order. 

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Offline phr34k5h0w

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Re: Find of the Month - May 2019
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2019, 05:41:04 PM »
Here is my AE SpaceMaker got at the shipshewana show for 10 dollars. 

It cleaned up really nice and works great :)

Offline oldguy

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Re: Find of the Month - May 2019
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 06:28:22 PM »
I picked up 3 phones for $3.00 last Saturday at a church parking lot sale. A SC554, a WE564 & a TT Trimline. I want to nominate the 564HLM for find of the month. The 564 looks like it was originally hard wired. The inside dates are 1971, the sticker date is 12/77. I’ll post another picture after a quick cleanup.