Author Topic: Auction (59 Cancelled: ListingTerminated) - AE Strowger Candlestick  (Read 6349 times)

Offline HarrySmith

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This looks like it would be a nice contest phone. Only up for less than a day and already over $1300.00. Nice looking Strowger Dial Candlestick I wonder which collector gave his up?


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$1987.00 - NorthernMan
$2000.00 - stub1953
$2222.22 - Dennis Markham
$2411.74 - Dan
$2500.00 - Sargeguy
$2750.00 - bingster
$3101.00 - ae_collector
$3213.77 - Jim S.
$3350.01 - HarrySmith
$3500.00 - Kidphone
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Re: contest possibility, Strowger Candlestick
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2010, 01:52:05 PM »
This looks like it would be a nice contest phone. Only up for less than a day and already over $1300.00. Nice looking Strowger Dial Candlestick I wonder which collector gave his up?

 http://tinyurl.com/2awtvnk

No bottom cover, but otherwise a great specimen....$3500....Doug
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Re: Contest 60 - AE Strowger Candlestick
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2010, 05:01:07 PM »
Looks like a good one to me, Harry.  Quite a higher price than we normally have for the contest, but it's likely got a long way to go. 

This is auction no. 60, gang.  What will this one wind up at when the auction's done?  Get your guesses in before the auction's final day and you could be the next contest winner!
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Re: Contest 59 - AE Strowger Candlestick
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2010, 05:16:28 PM »
 It has a Kellogg receiver cap on it , no bottom. I think it will go for 2000.00
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« Last Edit: December 02, 2010, 05:37:10 PM by stub1953 »
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Re: Contest 59 - AE Strowger Candlestick
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2010, 05:43:56 PM »
Missing the bottom and some guts, how can you tell if the dialling mechanism is there?  I am in for $1987.00

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Re: Contest 59 - AE Strowger Candlestick
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2010, 05:47:26 PM »
Since I have no clue I'm going to go with $2222.22.  I guess my clue is what you all have guessed thus far.

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Re: Contest 59 - AE Strowger Candlestick
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2010, 07:55:44 PM »
$3101.00

Doesn't the hook look too long on this one? These phones frequently had lots of parts changed out in them over the years from what I've seen. I wonder if that could be a hook from a Strowger wall phone rather than a stick?

I have 3 Strowger wall sets but no Strowger sticks. Anyone overloaded with sticks want to trade for a wall? Yeah, right... All 3 of my wall sets have different transmitter perches on them, one of them is the perch from a stick.

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Re: Contest 59 - AE Strowger Candlestick
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2010, 08:29:09 PM »
You are right AEC the ones i have seen ..... the visible part of the bar is one inch long  .. this looks to be two inches long.  Can i downgrade my guess?

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Re: Contest 59 - AE Strowger Candlestick
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2010, 08:35:24 PM »
I am not an expert on these, I just really like them adn I wish they were not so Expensive. From what I have seen and heard I think even with incorrect parts it is still highly desirable. My gues is $3350.01
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Re: Contest 59 - AE Strowger Candlestick
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2010, 09:37:06 PM »
Here's one with the right length hook .     stub

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                    This is not the one in our contest!!!!!
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Re: Contest 59 - AE Strowger Candlestick
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2010, 10:06:59 PM »
WOW! First time I have ever seen 2 on eBay at the same time!!
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Re: Contest 59 - AE Strowger Candlestick
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2010, 12:07:54 AM »
I'll go 2411.74 :) :)
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Re: Contest 59 - AE Strowger Candlestick
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2010, 05:53:46 AM »
$3,213.77

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Re: Contest 59 - AE Strowger Candlestick
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2010, 08:56:00 PM »
$2500
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Re: Contest 59 - AE Strowger Candlestick
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2010, 11:35:32 PM »
The other strowger stick went for $2625 ...... the plating on it was not in good shape , well worn all over . It had more original parts than the one in the contest though.
        Does any know what a complete renickel job would cost on one of these ....... and would it increase or decrease the value ?