Author Topic: Help me ID this candlestick  (Read 1312 times)

Offline Dan

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Help me ID this candlestick
« on: March 24, 2009, 09:10:57 PM »
I know nothing about the oldies, yet want one. He thinks it's a kellogg. Is it real or a repro or a fake? Any guess on the value? Thanks, in advance

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Offline Steve K

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Re: Help me ID this candlestick
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 09:25:35 PM »
Dan:

It appears to be real but made up from a few different phones.  The base with that type of dial arrangement looks like a British 150.  The transmitter and cup looks American.  That bellbox could be Kellogg.

Steve

Offline bingster

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Re: Help me ID this candlestick
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 09:31:52 PM »
The subset is WE, but it's the very late 685.  I agree that it seems to be all old, but something about it doesn't ring true. HAHAHAHA... get it? RING TRUE!!  Nevermind.
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Offline Dan

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Re: Help me ID this candlestick
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009, 11:15:31 PM »
Thanks guys, he wants $50 for it, but if it is a hodgepodge of several phones, I'll pass
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Re: Help me ID this candlestick
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2009, 01:25:29 AM »
I don't know, Dan.  If it's all old, I think it's more than worth that price.  And since it's hooked up to a new subset, it's an indication that it probably works, too.  I wouldn't think twice about buying it for $50, but that's just me. 
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Offline Dan

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Re: Help me ID this candlestick
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2009, 08:26:32 PM »
Well, I am going for it. We'll see what happens when I get it home. Thanks for the advice
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Offline BDM

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Re: Help me ID this candlestick
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2009, 10:39:56 PM »
Well, I am going for it. We'll see what happens when I get it home. Thanks for the advice

I would imaging you could recoup your money in the parts alone.

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Offline Dan

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Re: Help me ID this candlestick
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2009, 10:44:42 PM »
yes, he said he bought it for$129 but is uncomfortable talking on it a long time. I just want to fill my wall phone "cut in" I bought
"Imagine how weird telephones would look if our ears weren't so close to our mouths." - Steven Wright