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Offline bingster

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Auction 21 - Rauland Amplicall office intercom
« on: January 27, 2009, 12:13:56 AM »
I've always loved these.  It's the Rauland Amplicall office intercom.  Long a staple of 1940s and '50s executive desks, these were used for inter-office communication.  One of these would look swell on anybody's desk today, and would no doubt still impress visitors.  This particular example is in drop-dead gorgeous condition in it's shiny brown bakelite.

What will it bring, gang?  Let's hear your guesses before the auction's final day!  The reserve (whatever it is) has no bearing on our contest.  We're guessing the highest bid, whether or not the reserve is met at that bid.




S C O R E B O A R D
$50 - mienaichizu (-65.63)
$75 - McHeath (40.63)
$100 - HobieSport (-15.63)
$110 - Bill Cahill (-5.63)
Sold for $115.63
$137.56 - Dennis Markham (Over)
$180 - Steve (Over)
$245 - Dan/Panther (Over)
$250 - Perry (Over)
$289 - Sargeguy (Over)
$320 - bingster (Over)
$375 - Danē  (Over)
$400 - Mark Stevens (Over)
$500 - BDM (Over)
« Last Edit: August 25, 2013, 11:57:36 AM by TelePlay »
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Re: Auction 21 - Rauland Amplicall office intercom
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2009, 12:23:49 AM »
By Jove that is truly beautiful.  I'll start by guessing $1,800.
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Re: Auction 21 - Rauland Amplicall office intercom
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2009, 09:22:38 AM »
$1200

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Re: Auction 21 - Rauland Amplicall office intercom
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2009, 01:40:58 PM »
While I agree this is truly a nice intercom, intercoms don't seem to sell well on ebay.
My guess would be  110.00.
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Re: Auction 21 - Rauland Amplicall office intercom
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2009, 02:07:08 PM »
I'm all over the board on these guesses.......here's another low one...
$137.56

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Re: Auction 21 - Rauland Amplicall office intercom
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2009, 02:46:18 PM »
OK, I'll join in this one, even though I have no idea what that thing is worth. Wouldn't you need more than one unit to actually use it as an intercom?

I'll guess $250.00

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Re: Auction 21 - Rauland Amplicall office intercom
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2009, 06:27:40 PM »
$375, very nice
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Re: Auction 21 - Rauland Amplicall office intercom
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2009, 06:57:09 PM »
I'm going to change my guess, to $500

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Re: Auction 21 - Rauland Amplicall office intercom
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2009, 07:50:33 PM »
My guess $245.00.

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Re: Auction 21 - Rauland Amplicall office intercom
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2009, 10:04:51 PM »
Wouldn't you need more than one unit to actually use it as an intercom?

Yup. They had units that were almost identical to this master unit, but were missing the handset, and also small similarly styled units that had only a volume knob and a talk key on the front.  You'd need a master unit and at least one of the others plus many yards of multi-conductor cord and one heck of a connection diagram (which I have if anybody wants it).
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Re: Auction 21 - Rauland Amplicall office intercom
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2009, 10:23:57 PM »
 Looks like it would display well.  $180.00
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Re: Auction 21 - Rauland Amplicall office intercom
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2009, 11:56:42 PM »
$75 big ones, cash American.  I'm going uber lowball as, while it's purty as all get out, it's weird and needs to find the right owner to really find love. 



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Re: Auction 21 - Rauland Amplicall office intercom
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2009, 02:45:08 AM »
$289-I think the reserve will put a wet blanket on bidding
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Re: Auction 21 - Rauland Amplicall office intercom
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2009, 05:16:16 PM »
The sad part is, I will almost bet the farm it gets broken during shipping.
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Re: Auction 21 - Rauland Amplicall office intercom
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2009, 06:03:09 PM »
That is a cool intercom!  Y'all are placing some crazy-high bids, probably because you know more about them than I do...I'll say $400.