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Transparent GPO 232 and Bell Set (Ray Kotke)
« on: September 22, 2012, 08:16:54 PM »
I'm drooling ...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280974716130  ( bad  link )

A quick look at Ray's site suggests it's a 162 not a 232

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Re: Transparent GPO 232 and Bell Set (Ray Kotke)
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 05:07:39 PM »

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Re: Transparent GPO 232 and Bell Set (Ray Kotke)
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 10:11:20 PM »
And another one.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Clear-Transparent-Bakelite-GPO-style-232-Telephone/323535586867



Yep; I created that one. It is a type 232; not a 162.  A longgggg and not so good story behind that project I am sorry to say....
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Re: Transparent GPO 232 and Bell Set (Ray Kotke)
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2018, 03:21:12 AM »
Ray's clears are truly a work of art and, nice as the other clears are, these are the clears I would like to have in my collection. You can see the quality shining out.

I wonder how that one got to the UK.
And I wonder why two came up at the same time, and where that first listing went.


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Re: Transparent GPO 232 and Bell Set (Ray Kotke)
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2018, 03:44:38 AM »
Ray's clears are truly a work of art and, nice as the other clears are, these are the clears I would like to have in my collection. You can see the quality shining out.

I wonder how that one got to the UK.
And I wonder why two came up at the same time, and where that first listing went.

A real beauty, and a very reasonable starting price IMHO.

@FABphones - that first link is from 2012 so not quite appearing together!
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Re: Transparent GPO 232 and Bell Set (Ray Kotke)
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2018, 03:49:20 AM »
A real beauty, and a very reasonable starting price IMHO.

@FABphones - that first link is from 2012 so not quite appearing together!
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Doh. Didn't see the date. What am I like.
Need another coffee.....  ;D
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Re: Transparent GPO 232 and Bell Set (Ray Kotke)
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2018, 10:23:56 AM »
That is a very nice looking clear set. I was offered a similar factory clear 20 years ago for $3,000. It did have front damage and wasn't chromed on the interior. I did not buy it.
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Re: Transparent GPO 232 and Bell Set (Ray Kotke)
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2018, 03:06:52 PM »
The recent one has closed at 1,010.00 with 7 bids.

(None of them were mine!)

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Re: Transparent GPO 232 and Bell Set (Ray Kotke)
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Re: Transparent GPO 232 and Bell Set (Ray Kotke)
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2018, 10:49:13 PM »
And a bell set cover

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GPO-BAKELITE-TELEPHONES-Bell-Set-Cover-NEW-transparent/253987963828

Starting at 190


That is not a bell-set cover of my creation. That one appears to be injection-molded, and appears to be cast of thermoplastic. WAY too crystal-clear to be one of my castings. Additionally, I only utilize original brass threaded inserts in the bell-set; this appears to have plain brass washers cast within. I believe this is one of UK's Ray Sutphin's (sp) creations?
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Re: Transparent GPO 232 and Bell Set (Ray Kotke)
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Re: Transparent GPO 232 and Bell Set (Ray Kotke)
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2018, 03:34:44 PM »
And now starting at 19, and definately attributed to Ray Kotke

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUPER-RARE-CLEAR-NO26-BELLSET-FULLY-WORKING-READY-TO-USE/372513483527


Yep; that's one of my creations!  Bid on it!  ;-)
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Re: Transparent GPO 232 and Bell Set (Ray Kotke)
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2018, 01:43:17 PM »
Yep; that's one of my creations!  Bid on it!  ;-)

Closed at 139.77 [ 5 bids ]

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Re: Transparent GPO 232 and Bell Set (Ray Kotke)
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2018, 02:25:13 PM »
And now this has been listed.
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Re: Transparent GPO 232 and Bell Set (Ray Kotke)
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2018, 02:43:06 PM »
You just beat me to it!

Where/why are these all suddenly starting to appear?