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Offline Russ Kirk

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Russ Kirk's Phone Collection Video & Pictures
« on: April 18, 2010, 04:49:01 PM »
Hi - Here is  a Flip video of my telephone collection.  I am very proud of it - but in comparison to some collectors I have seen on the internet - it is still small.

http://sharing.theflip.com/session/f762c071b6b3e5d034a1dfb64d18c2b2/video/12893347

Enjoy!

Russ

 

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Re: Russ Kirk's Phone Collection Video & Pictures
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010, 05:14:01 PM »
Very nice collection, Russ.  It doesn't look small to me!  I'd like to see more of your miniature 500's some time.  Beautiful collection.  Thanks for sharing it.

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Re: Russ Kirk's Phone Collection Video & Pictures
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2010, 05:40:16 PM »
that is a cool collection I especialy like the english candle sticks
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Re: Russ Kirk's Phone Collection Video & Pictures
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2010, 06:06:22 PM »
Russ:

I noticed an ad of a 500 model from 1949. Can you take a close up picture of it? There is a thread going about a 1948 pre-production 500 on the forum right now.

Excellent collection.  :o
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Re: Russ Kirk's Phone Collection Video & Pictures
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2010, 06:25:50 PM »
Hey Russ...really nice collection and I love the way you showed it with the flip video. You should be very proud....Doug
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Re: Russ Kirk's Phone Collection Video & Pictures
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2010, 07:24:08 PM »
Russ,

If your collection is small, mine is miniscule.  You have some really impressive phones.

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Re: Russ Kirk's Phone Collection Video & Pictures
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2010, 10:23:53 PM »
Hi Dennis, 

As requested here are a couple of photos of my small 500 sets.  In the 3rd photo is light pink 500 set with the handset cord - it is a music box.  It play "Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer".

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Re: Russ Kirk's Phone Collection Video & Pictures
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2010, 10:32:53 PM »
Hi Jorge,

Here is a scan of the page you wanted  It came from a magazine that I "forgot" to return to the doctor's office.  I believe it is from Wired Test magazine,  I've never heard of it before,  but my wife and I thought the image was cool and would look good in my "Telephone Office".  I think it is really a 5302 set because the back of the set - behind the handset - looks a little short.

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Re: Russ Kirk's Phone Collection Video & Pictures
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2010, 11:14:17 PM »
Thanks for the pictures Russ.  I like those little phones.  I have a few.  I'll have to post a couple photos.  One of them, a pink one is a music box also.  I recently bought it new in the original box.   They're fun to try and collect.  Lately I've seen them go over $25 on eBay.  Your Rose Beige one is nice (in the first picture).

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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2010, 11:21:02 PM »
Russ:

I like the last word of the ad caption: "rotaryness". Way cool!

Thank you for the closeup.

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Re: Russ Kirk's Phone Collection Video & Pictures
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2010, 11:23:12 PM »
That's definitely a #7 dial on that phone.  That's a model 500, not a 5302.  I'm pretty sure about that.  As one might have said to Regis..........That's my final answer.

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Re: Russ Kirk's Phone Collection Video & Pictures
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2010, 03:18:40 AM »
Hi Jorge,

Here is a scan of the page you wanted  It came from a magazine that I "forgot" to return to the doctor's office.  I believe it is from Wired Test magazine,  I've never heard of it before,  but my wife and I thought the image was cool and would look good in my "Telephone Office".  I think it is really a 5302 set because the back of the set - behind the handset - looks a little short.

Russ  

Thanks for posting the scan, Russ.  What was the publication date?  It looks like it's fairly recent.

Here are some links to photos of some mini 500 sets.
  Pastel palette (late 1950s) minis in a carrying case.
     http://www.paul-f.com/we/500mini_57.jpg

  Four early MD colors.
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Re: Russ Kirk's Phone Collection Video & Pictures
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2010, 12:40:10 PM »
I got the "Wired Test" magazine about a 12-18 months, but I don't remember the exact publication date. So, I think it is less than 2 years old.  I tore the magazine apart to get the telephone page out for framing.  Neither side of the single page has a reference date.

I vaguely remember seeing a mini 500 case on eBay some time ago.  It went for more money I could afford.   I like the two color mini in the photo,  I have never seen one of those before.  But I will be on the lookout for one in my antique stores.  I found one with a pencil sharpener in the middle of the dial, but the Antique dealer wanted a firm $75.  Sometimes you have to let one go when they want a crazy amount of money,  I would rather spend that money on a real phone.

I seem to be attracted to the minis. I usually find them for $15-25 each. Most people I show my collection comment on the minis.  My collection of telephone related items is growing just as rapid as my telephone instruments.

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Re: Russ Kirk's Phone Collection Video & Pictures
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2010, 02:25:44 PM »
Paul, that Black and Ivory mini is very nice.  A nice addition to anyone's collection.

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Re: Russ Kirk's Phone Collection Video & Pictures
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2010, 09:50:31 PM »
A nice addition to anyone's collection.

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