Author Topic: "RARE" 354 desk phone in black  (Read 1138 times)

Offline HarrySmith

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"RARE" 354 desk phone in black
« on: May 22, 2010, 02:19:23 PM »
Sometimes the "rare" auctions are so very amusing!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-Western-Electric-Rotary-Table-Top-Telephone-/270582454694?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3efff899a6

Don't pass up the opportunity to own this "rare" phone!

Harry

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Offline Dennis Markham

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Re: "RARE" 354 desk phone in black
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2010, 02:24:18 PM »
The seller does say it's a hard to find item.....how many 354 Desk Phones have we seen?

Offline Kenny C

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Re: "RARE" 354 desk phone in black
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2010, 02:30:51 PM »
and it is plastic circa era 1937-1941.weren't they all metal that early?
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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: "RARE" 354 desk phone in black
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2010, 03:05:53 PM »
A quick check just showed 359 "rare" phones up for auction right now!

Amazing!!

Harry
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Offline Jester

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Re: "RARE" 354 desk phone in black
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2010, 05:35:48 PM »
I haven't tried selling anything on ebay, but IMO descriptive words such as "rare", "art deco" :P or even "original" are tired, overused & too subjective to belong in the auction heading.  I like the Jack Webb approach--"Just the facts, ma'am".  If a description is desired or needed, I'd save it for the paragraph that accompanies the picture.  And, instead of rare, terms like "uncommon" or "few listed" seem more accurate to me.
Stephen

Offline AtomicEraTom

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Re: "RARE" 354 desk phone in black
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2010, 08:04:20 PM »
If there's a 354 desk set, I would love to see it.
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Offline Phonesrfun

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Re: "RARE" 354 desk phone in black
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2010, 12:58:14 AM »
That's the rarest one of them all!

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