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The “Find of the YEAR” for 2019     VOTE FOR THREE

Scott's date matching Rose Beige 1954 Western Electric 500 for $48.50 plus $18 shipping on eBay
7 (9.1%)
tubaman's Mix & Genest 'Weltruf' Deskset for about $122.53 USD with shipping on eBay
4 (5.2%)
magicbrain's Western Electric 130A "Donut" for $325.00 plus $13.85 shipping on eBay
4 (5.2%)
oldguy's gold Western Electric Imperial for $11.95 plus $11.97 shipping from the shopgoodwill.com site
4 (5.2%)
Devansphones' "Dark Gold" Western Electric 302 for $45 on Facebook Marketplace
4 (5.2%)
FABphones' Candlestick made in 1923 by Peel Conner in Coventry, England for $96 including shipping
5 (6.5%)
SUnset2's Mahogany Brown Western Electric 565 L 6 button key set dated 12/58 for about $70.00 with shipping on eBay
6 (7.8%)
mentalstampede's "NOS" Northern Electric NE233QF paystation for $150 plus $65.00 shipping on Facebook
4 (5.2%)
LarryInMichigan's  Mediterranean Blue Kellogg DK-500 "Banjo" for $25 plus $13.40 shipping on eBay
18 (23.4%)
Roody's Red Automatic Electric AE35 Wall Phone for $100 delivered from an estate pick by a friend
11 (14.3%)
FABphones' Moss Green 1965 Western Electric 10 button 1234G DTMF Paystation for $116 plus $27 shipping US
6 (7.8%)
Spanish_phones' 1975 Northern Telecom PT500 Kari-Fone
4 (5.2%)

Total Members Voted: 27

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*** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2019 ***
« on: January 01, 2020, 08:24:27 PM »
*** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2019 ***   VOTE FOR THREE

It is time once again to vote for the VERY BEST "Find" from all of the "Find of the Month" winners through 2019.

Take a few minutes to go through the list below. John "TelePlay" has created one post per entrant along with the brief details, a link to the original nomination and the separate topic on CRPF if there was one, and has included one picture of each contestant. The pictures are from the Find of the Month Winners List that John maintains of all of the winners.

There are twelve contestants to choose from so lets do THREE VOTES EACH and see who wins the coveted (limited edition) "Find of the YEAR - 2019" trophy!

Everyone should be able to come up with three favorites here so please try to use all THREE of your votes. If you inadvertently vote for less than three contestants, click the "Remove Vote" button at the bottom left of poll and then place your THREE VOTES again.

Thanks John for taking the time to put yet another "Find of Year" contest together. Much appreciated!

Jim . . .

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« Last Edit: January 02, 2020, 12:28:10 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2019 ***
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2020, 08:29:38 PM »
This poll will start after the December 2019 contest ends.
I would like to thank John (Teleplay) for  helping me with these contests . It isn't easy  to persuade him to log on.
Thanks John

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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2019 ***
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 11:29:29 PM »
January 2019's "Winner":

Scott's date matching Rose Beige 1954 Western Electric 500 for $48.50 plus $18 shipping on eBay

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=21646.msg220945#msg220945

TelePlay posted this about it:

I would like to nominate Scott's date matching 1954 Rose Beige WE 500 that he found on eBay with a BIN price of $48.50 plus $18 for shipping. The phone has age related crud issues making it a bit of a restoration project but overall, it's in great condition and it came with straight, grey handset and line cords. One of the Big Four soft plastic colors at a very good price.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=21686.0
« Last Edit: January 01, 2020, 11:34:39 PM by TelePlay »

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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2019 ***
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2020, 11:34:25 PM »
February 2019's "Winner":

tubaman's Mix & Genest 'Weltruf' Deskset for about $122.53 USD with shipping on Ebay

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=21859.msg223410#msg223410

tubaman posted this about it:

May I enter my Mix & Genest 'Weltruf' Deskset. It was €85.87 + €15.99 P&P - worked out at about £92 total after conversion. The unusual design of the cradle and the dial attracted me. I won't forget its name as I'm 'well chuffed' with my 'Weltruf'!

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=21968.0

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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2019 ***
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2020, 11:42:11 PM »
March 2019's "Winner":

magicbrain's Western Electric 130A "Donut" for $325.00 plus $13.85 shipping on eBay

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=22041.msg224531#msg224531

magicbrain posted this about it:

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.


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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2019 ***
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2020, 11:46:36 PM »
April 2019's "Winner":

oldguy's gold Western Electric Imperial for $11.95 plus $11.97 shipping from the shopgoodwill.com site

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=22318.msg226341#msg226341

oldguy posted this about it:

I would like to submit the Imperial I picked up this on shopgoodwill.com for find of the month. I paid $11.95 + $9.97 shipping +$2.00 handling = $23.72. In the pictures it looked like it had an ivory thermoplastic handset, a good open center finger wheel & a good leather bottom. When I got it, it did indeed have a thermoplastic handset & the rest. The body is a little rough & it has a vinyl handset cord.  I have a nice ivory WE 354 with a G handset & another Imperial with a brass colored finger wheel. So just for parts I think it was a good deal. I’m not sure what I will do with it yet but I’m happy with the find.

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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2019 ***
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2020, 11:50:06 PM »
May 2019's "Winner":

Devansphones' "Dark Gold" Western Electric 302 for $45 on Facebook Marketplace

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=22505.msg226771#msg226771

Devansphones posted this about it:

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.
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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2019 ***
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2020, 11:55:03 PM »
June 2019's "Winner":

FABphones' Candlestick made in 1923 by Peel Conner in Coventry, England for $96 including shipping

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=22612.msg227584#msg227584

FABphones posted this about it:

I would like to enter this Candlestick made by Peel Conner, Coventry, England. Date of manufacturer on/around 1923. Condition pretty good for almost 100 years old.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=22602

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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2019 ***
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2020, 12:01:39 AM »
July 2019's "Winner":

SUnset2's Mahogany Brown Western Electric 565 L 6 button key set dated 12/58 for about $70.00 with shipping on eBay

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=22729.msg229288#msg229288

SUnset2 posted this about it:

I hate to blow my own horn, but I'll post my latest acquisition anyway. It is a Western Electric 565 L 6 button key set in mahogany brown, dated 12/58.  All dates match except for the transmitter unit. Unusual features include a lifting Exclusion Key plunger, and the rightmost button is a turn knob with two positions (ringer cut-off?).  It also has spade tips on the end of the matching cable, rather than a 25 pair connector. It is in very good condition overall, with no cracks, and very few scratches.  It was missing the number card and designation card, so I added placeholders.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=22736.0
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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2019 ***
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2020, 12:04:35 AM »
August 2019's "Winner":

mentalstampede's "NOS" Northern Electric NE233QF paystation for $150 plus $65.00 shipping on Facebook

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=22825.msg230416#msg230416

mentalstampede posted this about it:

I'd like to nominate my apparently New Old Stock NE233QF paystation. I've never seen a 3-Slot in such good condition before; all original, unrestored, and never put into service! I found it on Facebook marketplace for $150 +shipping. Shipping cost set me back another $65, but I think it's worth it!

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=22908.0

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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2019 ***
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2020, 12:08:16 AM »
September 2019's "Winner":

LarryInMichigan's  Mediterranean Blue Kellogg DK-500 "Banjo" for $25 plus $13.40 shipping on eBay

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=22948.msg231015#msg231015

LarryInMichigan posted this about it:

I would like to nominate my soft plastic Mediterranean blue Kellogg K-500.  It was a $25 BIN on ebay, and shipping was $13.40.

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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2019 ***
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2020, 12:11:39 AM »
October 2019's "Winner":

Roody's Red Automatic Electric AE35 Wall Phone for $100 delivered from an estate pick by a friend

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23039.msg232267#msg232267

Roody posted this about it:

I will throw in my red AE 35. It's not perfect and still needs more work but it is a very hard to find monophone. Found in a box of phone parts by friends of mine on a road trip at an estate sale. $100 for the whole box. They sent me a picture to see if I would be interested in them. It will go next to my green 35 that I am still looking for a handset to go with it.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23056.0

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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2020, 12:15:32 AM »
November 2019's "Winner":

FABphones' Moss Green 1965 Western Electric 10 button 1234G DTMF Paystation for $116 plus $27 shipping US

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23114.msg232706#msg232706

FABphones posted this about it:

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
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Re: *** The "Find of the YEAR" for 2019 ***
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2020, 12:27:09 AM »
December 2019's "Winner":

Spanish_phones' 1975 Northern Telecom PT500 Kari-Fone

Here is the original Find of the Month nomination:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23194.msg233494#msg233494

Spanish_phones posted this about it:

1975 Northern Telecom Kari-Phone, wireless rotary 2500 for dissabled people.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23269.0
« Last Edit: January 11, 2020, 07:28:35 AM by TelePlay »

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Re: *** "Find of the YEAR" for 2019 ***
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2020, 12:17:54 PM »
The  ***  "Find of the YEAR" for 2019 *** poll is open. It is 7 9 days.
Jim
Edit: I will be out of town for the originally end of  the poll. It  has been extended to 1/21/20.
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