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Offline Sargeguy

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MISSING: Vulgar Victorian Phone Plate
« on: March 04, 2012, 10:55:33 PM »
I won this auction on eBay, I was the only bidder at $9.99:
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/330693743350

I don't collect much telephone ephemera, mostly I blow my money on actual phones, but this one struck me as being especially classy:



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That's a Blake transmitter that guy is farting into!!!
« Last Edit: January 25, 2013, 12:00:14 AM by Sargeguy »
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Re: Vulgar Victorian Phone Plate
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012, 11:02:22 PM »
Now that does appeal to my sense of humour!!! :D

And I have done that before.... :D

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Re: Vulgar Victorian Phone Plate
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 12:31:01 AM »
It honors the early pioneers of "farting around with phones"
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Re: Vulgar Victorian Phone Plate
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 05:32:19 AM »

   - those curly lines emanating from the top of the Blake transmitter........  are they an early form of multiple reticulated cords? ...............  or an artist's depiction of the rush of warm air, heading north?
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Re: Vulgar Victorian Phone Plate
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 07:03:21 PM »
I saw that and cracked up.  Notice that the "lady" is handling a second transmitter in an odd manner.
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Re: Vulgar Victorian Phone Plate
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 08:17:35 PM »
I saw that and cracked up.  Notice that the "lady" is handling a second transmitter in an odd manner.

The mind, it boggles!!! :D

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Re: Vulgar Victorian Phone Plate
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 10:07:57 PM »
My mind was so boggled that I confused the extra receiver for a transmitter. :)
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Re: Vulgar Victorian Phone Plate
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 09:22:22 PM »
I regret to inform you that the plate has been lost by the PO. :( :( :(
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Re: Vulgar Victorian Phone Plate
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 09:40:12 PM »
Well darn, hope you get your money back at least... :(

At least though, you got the pictures, and it's still a very amusing image to look at... :D

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Re: Vulgar Victorian Phone Plate
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2012, 10:44:56 PM »
The tracking number has it as delivered but  I was home all day on the delivery date and no package.
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Re: Vulgar Victorian Phone Plate
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2012, 10:55:12 PM »
Call up the PO, they can say where and when it was delivered as most of the tracking is electronic, and they will (or should) have an electronic signature to go with it...

If it ain't your signature, then someone's either signed for it at another address, or you have a thieving postman who decided to keep it for himself... :-\

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Re: Vulgar Victorian Phone Plate
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2012, 12:21:42 AM »
Delivery confirmation just means that they drop it on your porch, you don't actually sign for.  It was apparently dropped on someone else's porch.  The PO says they'll keep an eye out, and asked me to confirm the address from the shipper, etc.  My wife had a package disappear the same way on the same day.
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Re: Vulgar Victorian Phone Plate
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2012, 12:42:35 AM »
There are actually thieves that follow FedEx, UPS, or USPS trucks around and wait for them to drop packages on a porch and then they swoop in a pluck them.

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Re: Vulgar Victorian Phone Plate
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2012, 02:23:54 PM »
Over here in the UK, they have to deliver to a person for most parcels and packages, some posties will place some packages in a safe place if requested or if your yard is reasonably secure, but most of the time it'll either go back to the sorting office or go to a neighbour, to prevent people following delivery vans to steal parcels...

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Re: Vulgar Victorian Phone Plate
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2013, 11:59:34 PM »
I am sticking this the top of the page in the hopes that some sharp-eyed member might spot it on eBay or the like.  I have contacted the Interpol Registry of Stolen Art and Antiquities.  At this point I can only hope. :'(
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