Author Topic: Fake Candlestick on ebay  (Read 1657 times)

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Fake Candlestick on ebay
« on: June 20, 2010, 05:57:19 PM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/Antique-Candlestick-telephone-excellent-cond-RARE-/180520444397

Someone is about to waste alot of money on a fake candlestick.

Larry

Offline Brinybay

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Re: Fake Candlestick on ebay
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 06:03:55 PM »
Ok, enlighten me on what's fake on it, I don't know these very well.
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Re: Fake Candlestick on ebay
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010, 06:09:49 PM »
Greg;
I paid $90.00 for one 3 years ago, until I learned.
Check this link.
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http://www.oldphoneman.com/Fakes.htm

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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Fake Candlestick on ebay
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2010, 06:11:55 PM »
Thanks, D/P.  I have seen that web page before, but I didn't remember the URL.

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Re: Fake Candlestick on ebay
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2010, 06:12:35 PM »
Friends don't let friends buy fake phones.

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Re: Fake Candlestick on ebay
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2010, 06:17:45 PM »
When I bought mine the website wasn't very well known, and I asked for advice, and no one knew for sure.
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Re: Fake Candlestick on ebay
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2010, 10:10:50 PM »
Well, FWIW, (no pun) w/o that info I probably would have been taken too.
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Re: Fake Candlestick on ebay
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2010, 10:30:02 PM »
I've added WE parts to mine, so except for the base and stem mine is all WE now
Total cost me about $200.00 which includes the original price. If someday I run across the correct stem and base I may buy them.
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Re: Fake Candlestick on ebay
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2010, 09:36:24 AM »
A reproduction frankinphone. The body of the telephone and the receiver appear to be British. Fake WE parts added
Robby