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Offline Doug Rose

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Donut phone on eBay Went FAST
« on: December 30, 2012, 10:49:35 AM »
I saw it, but only one bad picture and  Janet would have killed me....Doug

http://www.ebay.com/itm/antique-olden-time-phone-/170966853281
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Offline wds

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Re: Donut phone on eBay Went FAST
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2012, 10:54:12 AM »
Larry pointed this one out to me yesterday, but the seller wouldn't answer any questions.  Picture wasn't good enough for me to gamble $500.  I was wondering if that subset was the correct one for this phone.
Dave

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Donut phone on eBay Went FAST
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2012, 11:19:43 AM »
I saw it probably minutes after it was posted.  I figured that it was a rare one and would go quickly, but $500 is out of my budget.

Larry

Online Jim Stettler

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Re: Donut phone on eBay Went FAST
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2012, 11:25:21 AM »
$500 seems high for a doughnut phone. $300 -$350 is more reasonable.

I had always wanted a Doughnut phone. Once I finally got one it wasn't near as fun as it was looking for one. I eventually sold it.

I have never seen one with the proper subset, but my guess is the subset should be a candlestick variety. Just a guess tho.
Jim

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I am wrong on the subset see the next posting for the proper subset.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2012, 12:12:30 PM by Jim S. »
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Offline wds

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Re: Donut phone on eBay Went FAST
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2012, 12:08:02 PM »
Here's a link to the subset - I'll post pictures later.

http://tinyurl.com/atbrzpb
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Re: Donut phone on eBay Went FAST
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2012, 12:11:49 PM »
Whoa, That is totaly different and unique.  I have never come across that subset before.
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Re: Donut phone on eBay Went FAST
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2012, 01:07:11 PM »
Being so rare, and for posterity, here are the photos of this Type 131 Subset for the Model 130 Donut phone from the eBay listing.

Sold for $569 with 14 bids plus $13 shipping in August of 2012.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2012, 01:09:02 PM by TelePlay »

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Re: Donut phone on eBay Went FAST
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2012, 01:55:40 PM »
And guess what! The Donut Phone still works according to the listing. I guess they plugged it in to try it.

Terry

From the ebaY listing:
olden time phone came from the first hotel utah it does still work and still has the info label
any questions feel free to ask
this item is being sold as is with no refunds and no returns