Author Topic: Art Deco Western Electric 302 antique vintage telephone desk phone  (Read 986 times)

Offline Doug Rose

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This is just an amazing refurb and it is a very desirable first run 37 302, but $579...WOW!!!!!

 
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Re: Art Deco Western Electric 302 antique vintage telephone desk phone
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 09:16:00 AM »
I noticed that several of the bidders have a very low feedback score, and the winner only has "1".  Do you suppose the buyer is clueless about the value, or maybe just trying to run up the price and then bail?
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Re: Art Deco Western Electric 302 antique vintage telephone desk phone
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012, 09:44:59 AM »
Dave ....I sell a lot of 302s to people with very low feedback. Everyone has to start at zero. Myself....I think it was someone with deep pockets who wanted a perfect display phone and has no idea of the prize he/she will receive. But they sure HIGH for it...IMHO...Doug
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Re: Art Deco Western Electric 302 antique vintage telephone desk phone
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012, 10:37:33 AM »
The "Art Deco" 302s are worth MUCH more than the ordinary ones ;)

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Re: Art Deco Western Electric 302 antique vintage telephone desk phone
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2012, 11:16:01 AM »
The "Art Deco" 302s are worth MUCH more than the ordinary ones ;)

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Not near as much as the "Eames" ones!

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Re: Art Deco Western Electric 302 antique vintage telephone desk phone
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2012, 11:17:24 AM »
Someone who bids that high for a phone is probably not new at purchasing old phones, and not new to ebay.  I'm thinking someone is hiding under a new ebay handle.  I suppose if we see the phone go back up for sale again in a couple weeks I'll have my answer.  
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Re: Art Deco Western Electric 302 antique vintage telephone desk phone
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2012, 11:47:10 AM »
That is a beautiful 302.  Just think how much nicer it would have looked with a REAL exchange card in there.  Probably would have exceeded $600. :)  It is a nice eBay presentation.  I'm sure it far exceeded the seller's expectation.  Good for him/her.