Author Topic: Find of the Month - May 2020  (Read 498 times)

Offline Jim Stettler

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Find of the Month - May 2020
« on: May 01, 2020, 08:04:07 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 <--

Jim S.
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Offline TelePlay

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Re: Find of the Month - May 2020
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2020, 07:55:14 PM »
I will nominate this Dietz "Bell System" Little Wizard lantern I spotted on eBay the end of April. No bids until the last day. I sniped it at $168 and got it for $76 plus $12.55 shipping - a very good price for a lantern with "Bell System" etched on both sides of the red globe and embossed on front and back top sides of the fuel tank.

More is posted about this lantern at this link:
« Last Edit: May 09, 2020, 10:42:16 AM by TelePlay »

Offline dsk

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Re: Find of the Month - May 2020
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2020, 05:11:50 AM »

When I posted about a Siemens&Halske Fg tist 261b Telefon Trommelwähler[/b][/font]
that I had seen on facebook, it came a suggestion to buy it, and to post it here.
 The price was NOK 1000 or approx. $100.  I picked it up on a trip where we did some other erends too.  So the trip may be close to free.
 The seller did tell a little bit about it and you may see more of the process in these 2 threads.

« Last Edit: May 11, 2020, 05:17:51 AM by dsk »

Offline Whitcrane76

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Re: Find of the Month - May 2020
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2020, 06:54:04 PM »
I’ll throw my hat in the ring with the “Order Wire” phone.  It was trash pile salvage, so the price can’t be beat.