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Find of the Month - November 2019  *** Vote for ONE ***

countryman's Siemens & Halske dial pulse plotter  (close to 25 $ US total)                             eBay
6 (24%)
SUnset2's Beige Automatic Electric 88T Speakerphone  $25  pickup                              estate sale
9 (36%)
FABphones's 1965 WE 10 button 1234G Moss Green TT Paystation $116+$27 ship $143US total
10 (40%)

Total Members Voted: 25

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Offline Jim Stettler

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Find of the Month - November 2019
« on: November 01, 2019, 08:10:37 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. 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 <--

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Offline countryman

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Re: Find of the Month - November 2019
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2019, 11:13:36 AM »
I'd please like to nominate my Siemens & Halske dial pulse plotter "Impulsschreiber Fg reg 2 e" found on eBay for 15.50 € plus 6 € shipping (close to 25 $ US total) from this thread.

Edit to add eBay link: https://www.ebay.de/itm/184013784770
« Last Edit: November 19, 2019, 02:05:13 PM by countryman »

Offline SUnset2

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Re: Find of the Month - November 2019
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2019, 12:32:29 AM »
I will nominate my Beige Automatic Electric 88T Speakerphone found at an estate sale for $25, in working order.
From this topic: http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23118.0

Offline FABphones

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Re: Find of the Month - November 2019
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2019, 10:45:05 AM »
For your consideration please, this 10 button 1965 W.E. 1234G, Touch Tone Paystation, in Moss Green.

Very hard to find in the US - so cannot imagine how few of them there are in Europe. A lucky find.

Inside appears untouched. It even still has it's little WE paper label attached with string. As to be expected it needs a bit of attention, but it is in pretty good condition for a 54 year old public payphone.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23103
Cost US $116, (including shipping US $143)
Arrived 3rd November via courier.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2019, 05:40:53 PM by FABphones »
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Find of the Month - November 2019
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2019, 04:43:18 PM »
I wouldn't mind seeing some more items for find of the month.

Remember, It needs to be cool to you, and you didn't buy it for resale.
 Post it with the reason it is cool to you. It may be a memory, something cool you collect, or something cool that you never collected before.  If it is phone related and you are happy you bought it, and you plan on keeping it around, Then it is worth nominating.
JMO,
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Online HarrySmith

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Re: Find of the Month - November 2019
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2019, 06:39:49 PM »
I would like to nominate Stub's AE 82 in Blue. Uncommon phone & more uncommon in color!
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Find of the Month - November 2019
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2019, 01:57:34 AM »
I would like to nominate Stub's AE 82 in Blue. Uncommon phone & more uncommon in color!
It won 2nd place last month
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23039.0
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Online HarrySmith

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Re: Find of the Month - November 2019
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2019, 06:50:30 AM »
OOPS! Sorry!
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Find of the Month - November 2019
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2019, 11:46:29 AM »
The Poll for Novembers Find of the month is ready
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Find of the Month - November 2019
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2019, 09:30:02 AM »
This month's winner is FABphones's 10 button 1965 W.E. 1234G, Touch Tone Paystation, in Moss Green.
Congrats ,
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Offline FABphones

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Re: Find of the Month - November 2019
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2019, 09:45:39 AM »
This month's winner is FABphones's 10 button 1965 W.E. 1234G, Touch Tone Paystation, in Moss Green.
Congrats ,
Jim

It was a closely run race! Thanks to everyone who voted for my W.E. 1234G.  :)
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Offline Stan S

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Re: Find of the Month - November 2019
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2019, 10:38:33 AM »
Fabphone
Congratulations!
Now for the $64,000 question.
Does the payphone work?
Stan S.