Author Topic: Mahogany Brown Model 500  (Read 1081 times)

Offline Dennis Markham

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Mahogany Brown Model 500
« on: February 28, 2009, 01:10:18 PM »
A member of the phone clubs reported today that he found a Mahogany Brown model 500 in an Antique store YESTERDAY for the whopping price of $26.  AND it has a straight matching brown handset cord.  Now that is a very nice find.  Another member said that when colored sets came on the scene matching straight cords were available in Ivory, Yellow, Brown and Dark Gray.  I know other colors eventually came out in straight cords red.  That was a heck of a find.  The moral of the story is that they are still out there folks. 

I'll bet he could have bought it for $25 if he dickered.  That's a $400 or more phone with the straight brown handset cord.

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Re: Mahogany Brown Model 500
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2009, 01:23:24 PM »
Unfortuneately these stories always seem to happen East of the Mississippi, out West here very few treasures are ever found like that. When the big migration West happened, most items like radios, phones etc. stayed back East.

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Re: Mahogany Brown Model 500
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2009, 01:26:56 PM »
Proof positive boys, keep on looking!


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Re: Mahogany Brown Model 500
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2009, 01:28:06 PM »
That story does give hope for great finds!  I used to go to antique stores and thrift shops on a regular basis, but I've fallen out of the habit lately.  There are plenty around here, though, so I ought to start going again, and see what I can find.