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Offline Dan

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1957 Ivory, I am happy!
« on: March 17, 2010, 06:35:21 PM »
Stumbled on to a buy it now for $15. Shipping only $10. All original 1957 ivory. He sent a note apologizing for the "stinky smell". The soft plastic smells GREAT to me!











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Offline Phonesrfun

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Re: 1957 Ivory, I am happy!
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2010, 09:06:19 PM »
Dan:

That's truly a nice one.

-Bill G

Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: 1957 Ivory, I am happy!
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2010, 09:08:41 PM »
Dan,
The color on that set appears to be "true". It is very hard to find an Ivory set that isn't highly discolored. Great find and a real nice price.
Jim
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Offline JorgeAmely

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Re: 1957 Ivory, I am happy!
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2010, 09:56:47 PM »
Dan:

How about some under the hood pictures?

Congratulations on the great "cheesy" find. Now be careful, Tenite scent has been associated with "compulsive-ebay-purchase-syndrome-itis".  ;)

Jorge

Offline Dan

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Re: 1957 Ivory, I am happy!
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2010, 10:44:38 PM »
Thanks guys! I'll get some "under the hood "pics up tomorrow . I just polished her up with Novus 2 and some f-21. The color is great.
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Offline Dennis Markham

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Re: 1957 Ivory, I am happy!
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2010, 11:33:29 PM »
Dan, you were in the right place at the right time.  Just can't let those soft plastic sets go when one sees them at that price.  No matter how many you have in that color.  It's good trade material!

Offline Dan

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Re: 1957 Ivory, I am happy!
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2010, 11:42:23 PM »
You are right sir. I just need to find someone who wants a green with grey cords coupled with a soft red, and an ivory in trade for a medit blue(or any of the first four)
Not many of us out there have an extra blue, oxford grey, mahogany brown, or rose beige.
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: 1957 Ivory, I am happy!
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2010, 12:11:51 AM »
You are right sir. I just need to find someone who wants a green with grey cords coupled with a soft red, and an ivory in trade for a medit blue(or any of the first four)
Not many of us out there have an extra blue, oxford grey, mahogany brown, or rose beige.

I have a spare blue housing and handset. You would have to be one of the three amigos to make it blue again.
 I also have a keeper blue that was factory painted Green, I think the dates closely match including the green dial. The other spare blue got sold off last year.  I also have a spare rose beige housing and handset (both cracked).
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Offline GusHerb

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Re: 1957 Ivory, I am happy!
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2010, 02:28:24 AM »
That 500 is very nice, I love it!
Jonathan