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Offline Jim Stettler

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Find of the month February 2021
« on: February 01, 2021, 09:18:13 PM »
Special Announcement for the 2021 Find of the Month contests:
Scott has offered a prize for each monthly winner.
It is an AT&T poster 25 1/2 inch by 13 inch
This is the long version of the phone book cover poster.
These are a free prize including shipping

Monthly winners will be notified by Scott for shipping details.

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 compubit

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Re: Find of the month February 2021
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2021, 11:37:55 AM »
(Bit that I ever seem to have a chance at winning, but here goes anyway...)

I’ll throw my ITT Sea Foam Green 2554 into the mix.  It’s one color I had never seen before in a 2554 model...

$33 (plus $10 shipping).
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Favorite Phone: Western Electric Trimline - it just feels right holding it up to my face!

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Re: Find of the month February 2021
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2021, 04:06:33 PM »
Ok i'll go, I am pretty excited about these
I Picked up two 730A interphone speakers for $65.99 including shipping,
I am planning on combining these with some two line rotary's to make an 'interphone' line 2 to go along with my keyless DP-1900 intercom (line 1)

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Re: Find of the month February 2021
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2021, 05:09:09 PM »
I have been lucky - a factory clear Stromberg Carlson 1191 - the first clear telephone to enter my collection.

Fragile, and prone to distortion and breakage, luckily this one has survived the years in nice condition. A good example of a hard to find phone.

These were made as a special order phone - most usually as a clear salesman’s sample.

Thread with more info here:

Price approximately $90 including shipping.
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Re: Find of the month February 2021
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2021, 03:53:05 PM »
I will nominate my Western Electric 301A fiddleback with 7 digit transmitter and OST pony receiver gotten for $22 from an estate sale