Author Topic: The one that got away - Awesome Bell System "Aladdin Lamp"  (Read 879 times)

Offline Brinybay

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I normally don't collect telephone related items unless they're really cool, and I really liked this item on Proxibid.  But I couldn't justify spending over $130 plus shipping, not at this time.  It got too rich for me even in the pre-bidding, but I watched the live auction.  Problem with Proxibid is the auctions add an "internet buyers premium" that varies, in this case it was 18%.  It sold for $130, plus the 18% IBP, bringing it to $153.40.  When you factor in the cost of shipping, the total was probably around $175.  I quit when the purchase price plus the IBP was pushing $100.  

Had to have been a phone collector.  Congrats to whom ever it was - anybody here?

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« Last Edit: May 08, 2012, 11:16:54 AM by Brinybay »
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Re: The one that got away - Awesome Bell System "Aladdin Lamp"
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 03:00:12 AM »
It's missing its lid!  1904 is fairly early for a Bell System item.  Also. this would appeal to trophy collectors and cigarette lighter collectors as well. Probably would have sold for more on eBay.
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Re: The one that got away - Awesome Bell System "Aladdin Lamp"
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 03:14:56 AM »
So, if you rub it, does the genie that pops out give you three free phonecalls? :D

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Re: The one that got away - Awesome Bell System "Aladdin Lamp"
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2012, 10:34:08 AM »
So, if you rub it, does the genie that pops out give you three free phonecalls? :D
It gives you three free phones you are lusting after....what a lamp.....  Doug 
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Re: The one that got away - Awesome Bell System "Aladdin Lamp"
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2012, 03:49:19 PM »
It must have been a honcho retiring for a fancy thing like that from the Managers way back then.  Who retired in 1904 I wonder?
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