Author Topic: Auction 25 (previously 26) - Stromberg Carlson 1212 Desk Telephone  (Read 2820 times)

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For this week's auction, we have a telephone that is popular among collectors.  It's the Stromberg Carlson model 1212 desk telephone, called by some the "fatboy."  This manual service version appears complete, is black in color, and is very reasonably priced (for now).

Where do we think this one will end?  Get your guess in before the auction's final day, and you could be the winner of this week's contest!



S C O R E B O A R D
$34 - mienaichizu -32.58
$40 - BDM -26.58
$55 - Sargeguy -11.58
$62 - Dan/Panther -4.58
Sold for $66.58
$68 - Stephen Furley (Over)
$72 - bingster (Over)
$76.50 - Tonyrotary (Over)
$82.50 - Dennis Markham (Over)
$87.66 - Bill Cahill (Over)
$91.77 - Danē (Over)
$115 - AtomicEraTom (Over)
$220.29 - McHeath (Over)

« Last Edit: August 25, 2013, 12:04:37 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: Auction 26 - Stromberg Carlson 1212 Desk Telephone
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2009, 09:08:58 PM »
$40.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2009, 05:06:53 PM by BDM »

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Re: Auction 26 - Stromberg Carlson 1212 Desk Telephone
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2009, 09:30:22 PM »
I had actually thought about posting that one, but I wasn't sure about the originality of the paint.  I'd never seen one in color before.
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Re: Auction 26 - Stromberg Carlson 1212 Desk Telephone
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2009, 10:15:23 PM »
Yup, they produced them in color just like W.E. In fact, I know A.E. also produced many of their early phones in color. Now is that white SC original? Not sure, but, looking at the paint chips. It looks like it's fairly old. I'd bet it is.

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Re: Auction 26 - Stromberg Carlson 1212 Desk Telephone
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2009, 10:21:14 PM »
My guess $124.00.
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Re: Auction 26 - Stromberg Carlson 1212 Desk Telephone
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2009, 10:35:41 PM »
I don't know anything about Stromberg-Carlson  $55
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Re: Auction 26 - Stromberg Carlson 1212 Desk Telephone
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2009, 10:52:11 PM »
I hope it is worth a fortune because the same phone is @ THE ANTIQUE SHOP  down the street from me. I'm not a big fan of dialess phones

I'll go 91.77
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Re: Auction 26 - Stromberg Carlson 1212 Desk Telephone
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2009, 11:49:43 PM »
I'm going to guess 115
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Re: Auction 26 - Stromberg Carlson 1212 Desk Telephone
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2009, 09:08:37 AM »
My guess is $76.50.

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Re: Auction 26 - Stromberg Carlson 1212 Desk Telephone
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2009, 11:15:59 AM »
87.66

I've seen some early white WE phones in movies.
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Re: Auction 26 - Stromberg Carlson 1212 Desk Telephone
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2009, 03:21:11 PM »
I need to withdraw my guess or amend it, I thought we were bidding on the white phone.
If I can change my bid, I'll say $62.00.
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Re: Auction 26 - Stromberg Carlson 1212 Desk Telephone
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2009, 05:06:38 PM »
Hmmm, I may have added some confusion with my post. Sorry Bingster. No gents, I only posted that as a comparison. Please bid on Bings original post. I'm deleating my "white SC" post.

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Re: Auction 26 - Stromberg Carlson 1212 Desk Telephone
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2009, 05:30:10 PM »
I will GUESS, $82.50

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Re: Auction 26 - Stromberg Carlson 1212 Desk Telephone
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2009, 07:03:19 PM »
What happenned to my bid. It's not on the list...  ::)
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Re: Auction 26 - Stromberg Carlson 1212 Desk Telephone
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2009, 07:05:22 PM »
Sorry Bill... I'm out of practice. ;)
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