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 Find of the Month - July    2020  *** Vote for Three ***

Jim Stettler's SC 1575 5-line desk phone in Dark grey           $19.99  / $33.89 Total         eBay
magicbrain's WE IV-36 302                                                 $75.00  / $97.31 Total         eBay
Whitcrane76's 12/62 light gray 554 w/ 1961 6040 key          free                                    friend
phr34k5h0w's  555 with conference circuit.                          $43                                    auction
tubaman's Siemens Fg tist 274b.                                        $US22 total.                        eBay                                    eBay
Vern P's  clear shoulder rest with a WE 410 (2 line 302)        $22.50 / $51.70  Total          eBay

Voting closes: August 08, 2020, 11:11:35 AM

Author Topic: Find of the month- July 2020  (Read 1271 times)

Offline Jim Stettler

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Find of the month- July 2020
« on: June 30, 2020, 11:29:38 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 Jim Stettler

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Re: Find of the month- July 2020
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2020, 06:33:50 PM »
I will nominate my SC 1575 5-line desk phone in Dark grey

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24101.msg240008#msg240008

Subtotal   $19.99
Shipping   $12.25
Tax   $1.65
Total   $33.89

I will add more photos if I update the discussion thread
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Offline magicbrain

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Re: Find of the month- July 2020
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2020, 10:21:14 AM »
I'll nominate my WE IV-36 302 purchased on eBay for a best offer of $75.00 + tax & shipping for a total of $97.31

Forum Link:

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24080.0

eBay Link:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Rotary-Telephone-Western-Electric-Company-/392846815163
« Last Edit: July 15, 2020, 10:21:10 AM by magicbrain »
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Offline Whitcrane76

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Re: Find of the month- July 2020
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2020, 04:24:14 PM »
I’ll nominate my 12/1962 light gray 554 with matching 1961 6040 key set.
 Donated to my collection by a coworker.  $0

Offline phr34k5h0w

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Re: Find of the month- July 2020
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2020, 09:30:28 PM »
Ill put in my 555 3 switchboards I won at the local auction. 

(Got) 2 551 Boards and a 555 with conference circuit.    $43 bucks a piece.  Picking them up thursday. 
« Last Edit: August 01, 2020, 11:22:11 AM by TelePlay »

Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Find of the month- July 2020
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2020, 09:46:48 PM »
Ill put in my 3 switchboards I won at the local auction. 

2 551 Boards and a 555 with conference circuit.    $43 bucks a piece.  Picking them up thursday. 
Basic rules allow for 1 entry for the month. Exceptions are made for sets that have always been together.

This entry will be for a 555 with conference circuit (very desirable circuit) @ $43.00 and local pick up.
Jim
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Offline tubaman

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Re: Find of the month- July 2020
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2020, 12:30:54 PM »
Please may I add my Siemens Fg tist 274b.
It came courtesy of eBay for £10 plus £10 p&p - approx $US22 total.
Its metal case is what attracted me, and I've now discovered its actually Belgian and not German as I first thought.
Forum link - http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24151

eBay link - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-Metal-Bodied-Siemens-European-Telephone/254655660964
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Offline Vern P

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Re: Find of the month- July 2020
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2020, 03:04:11 PM »
Not been here much lately.  As you may know I collect the odd stuff, shoulder rest and confidencer’s.  Got a clear shoulder rest with a WE 410 (2 line 302) from eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-western-electric-rotary-phone-/164268282021  ==  Sorry don’t know how to post link (164268282021)

For $22.50 + 29.20 ship = $51.70. This went way low, I thought one of the clear collector would be after it, anyway it’s new home is here in SLC, UT.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2020, 04:25:47 PM by TelePlay »

Offline Vern P

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Re: Find of the month- July 2020
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2020, 05:47:54 PM »
Ok, here is a better photo, finely !

Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Find of the month- July 2020
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2020, 12:15:51 AM »
July 2020 Nominations are closed.
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Find of the month- July 2020
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2020, 11:12:13 AM »
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