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Offline Russ Kirk

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Re: Salesman Sample's, Promo's and other Miniature Phones
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2010, 11:52:53 AM »
I was watching that auction but had to run an errand.  The errand took longer than I thought and I did not have the chance to bid/snipe.   

It went more that I would have bidded (initially) but my emotions may have driven my $$ amount higher. 

I am shocked at the high price.  But as my wife always tells me, "another one will come someday".

Nice item,  anyone here get it?

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Re: Salesman Sample's, Promo's and other Miniature Phones
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2010, 12:01:45 PM »
I put in a couple of bids but it went for double my max :o
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Re: Salesman Sample's, Promo's and other Miniature Phones
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2010, 03:00:24 PM »
Here's one I found recently, for a whole lot less and in a rarer color. It has a damaged fingerwheel that I may be able to replace (I can get to it from underneath). It's held on by a stout clip underneath.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290481677086

I haven't worked on it yet to replace the fingerwheel. If I do, I'll post some pictures.
Jonathan

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Re: Salesman Sample's, Promo's and other Miniature Phones
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2010, 07:58:30 PM »
Here are some of my little babies. The princess with the cord is a night light.  Also, has anyone else ever gotten one with the TT dial?  The plastic 302 is a bank and is an EXACT copy of a 302.

Joel


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Re: Salesman Sample's, Promo's and other Miniature Phones
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2010, 07:59:32 PM »
what does the giant finger stop do?
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Re: Salesman Sample's, Promo's and other Miniature Phones
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2010, 08:46:34 PM »
Exactly what a fingerstop does.  The dial actually dials and it stops your finger.  P.S.  After the light up princess it's my favorite  ;D

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Re: Salesman Sample's, Promo's and other Miniature Phones
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2010, 08:47:54 PM »
DUH. It stops your finger ;D
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Re: Salesman Sample's, Promo's and other Miniature Phones
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2010, 08:49:32 PM »
oh i thought it was some kinda special thing for the bank. I like the princess too :)
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Re: Salesman Sample's, Promo's and other Miniature Phones
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2010, 09:22:35 PM »
Joel, I have one of those in Ivory.  I don't even remember where I got it.  It has the slot under the handset for coins and an opening on the bottom to get the coins out.

Also I thought I'd post this advertisement for The Yellow Pages.  An eBay purchase a while back.

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Re: Salesman Sample's, Promo's and other Miniature Phones
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2010, 06:47:16 AM »
I've seen the ivory before but always with some damage.  It's a great piece.  I'm glad I didn't see that yellow 500.  We would have had a bidding war.  I may recall a yellow pages one but it went out of my price range....was that you ? >:(  LOL.   I don't have a yellow one (yet).  These were at one time quite inexpensive and I am sure I never paid more that 5-10 dollars for any of them but it seems they go for big bucks now.  Always out of my price range.  I saw a black 500 recently as well.  Dang I wanted that but it went for HUGE bucks  :'(
« Last Edit: October 27, 2010, 06:51:10 AM by Just4Phones »

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Re: Salesman Sample's, Promo's and other Miniature Phones
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2010, 11:29:16 PM »
Look what our fearless leader found on the place.  :o :o :o  A very rare and hard to find miniature Dark Blue AE80.  Now Terry, don't step on your tongue.   ;D ;D ;D

http://goo.gl/kBSZt

PS: It's green sibling is available from the same seller.

« Last Edit: September 24, 2012, 12:27:29 AM by AE_collector »
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Re: Salesman Sample's, Promo's and other Miniature Phones
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2010, 01:09:13 AM »
Hhmmm, I wonder what one of these would go for! My guess is $104.49...

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320618897319

Back to the current one (who would have thought that more than one of these would even exist!). I like the little realistic dial tag / number card! This current one (above) looks a little better than the $104 one (below) from last week.

I'd like to win a shopping spree in the seller Mr Kolgers phone room! Probably the #1 collector of early colored AE phones. He even has a blue AE 47 set! I had NO IDEA that they made a 47 in color.

Now to check out the green salesman sample.....!

Terry
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Re: Salesman Sample's, Promo's and other Miniature Phones
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2010, 01:24:08 AM »
Well lets get the Jade Green one up here as well...(for educational purposes of course)

Terry

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Re: Salesman Sample's, Promo's and other Miniature Phones
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2010, 07:18:56 AM »
I put in the opening bids on both of them ;D

OOPS, wrong. I put in bids on two other sample phones :-[

Now I have bids on them :D
« Last Edit: December 01, 2010, 09:12:34 AM by HarrySmith »
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Re: Salesman Sample's, Promo's and other Miniature Phones
« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2010, 01:20:33 PM »
Not AE and not on eBay but an ATCA member has some he is selling. I already got one. You can contact him at: oldphones@bellsouth.net
Real nice guy, named Bill. Tell him I sent you! He is asking $35.00 shipped, not bad! Don't know how long they will last!
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