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Offline TelePlay

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1957 Green Soft Plastic 500
« on: February 12, 2013, 08:05:14 PM »
Unless I'm missing something, someone seems to have gotten a good deal on this matching date 3-57 soft plastic green 500. $61 plus $17 shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121062950647

I got snipped while trying to snipe because I didn't snipe high enough.


Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: 1957 Green Soft Plastic 500
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 08:17:01 PM »
That looks like a beautiful phone for a great price.

Larry

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Re: 1957 Green Soft Plastic 500
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 08:23:06 PM »
Funny, I just won a soft plastic Green 500 a this past week for only 50 bucks.  I'm very happy to have it.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-Rotary-Phone-/281056681792?

Offline Mr. Bones

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Re: 1957 Green Soft Plastic 500
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 08:25:22 PM »
Both are beautiful phones at great prices.

(Moss Green with envy!) :D

Best regards,

Terrence
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Offline Dan

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Re: 1957 Green Soft Plastic 500
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 09:34:32 PM »
Funny how my kids HATE the grey cords, while (whilst) most collectors like them. I like all soft tenite, but the EARLY ones 1955 and back are special to me because most bell subscribers had the straight cords changed out to curly ones, so a straight one is rare indeed.

A straight RED cord seems to be the rarest, while I was lucky enough to get a straight IVORY handset cord . Straight browns seem almost as rare as reds.
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Offline AE40FAN

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Re: 1957 Green Soft Plastic 500
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 09:39:27 PM »
It really was in excellent shape just filthy.  After cleaning and polishing all I really did was replace the rusted nut and metal star on the dial.  I also added a great repro dial card HUnter (green) 3-9123;-). Unfortunately two of the leads were cut on the grey line cord but, I don't think it will be too challenging to have repaired.

Offline Dan

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Re: 1957 Green Soft Plastic 500
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2013, 09:46:44 PM »
Love that 1955, connect the cord to a block(some call it a biscuit block) and you won't have to worry about connecting to the stripped wires.
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Re: 1957 Green Soft Plastic 500
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2013, 12:57:44 PM »
Frank your Green 500 turned out great.  That was a nice find at a very reasonable price to add to your collection of soft plastic sets.  Congratulations!