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Offline Jim S.

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Central Kansas Telephone Show
« on: April 10, 2013, 02:06:20 PM »
The Abilene Kansas Telephone show is coming soon:

CENTRAL KANSAS TELEPHONE SHOW
APRIL 20, 2013
Sterl Hall
619 N. Rogers
Abilene, KS 67410

DEALER INFO CONTACT
Jerry Williams
Home 785 825-0578
Cell 785 817-6462

Email
jrwllm@sbcglobal.net
Web
www.willtelcom.com

DOORS OPEN TO PUBLIC
9 AM-3PM

MOTELS IN AREA

BEST WESTERN
785 263-2050

DIAMOND MOTEL
785 263-2360

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
785 263-4049

SUPER 8 MOTEL
785 263-4545

I think set-up is Friday Night
Jim
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Re: Central Kansas Telephone Show
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 11:54:53 PM »
The 2014 show is April 18, 19 2014
 There was a change in date for Next year's show.

Jerry Williams just advised me.
"Originally I had it down for the 18-19 of April 2014, but since that is Easter weekend I changed to date to May 2-3, 2014 so mark your calendars for that date. I will be putting the new date on my web site."

Jim
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Re: Central Kansas Telephone Show
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2013, 01:11:35 AM »
Does anyone have photos from the show last weekend?
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Re: Central Kansas Telephone Show
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2013, 12:13:03 PM »
Does anyone have photos from the show last weekend?

Bunches of them posted (via links) on the TCI list.
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Re: Central Kansas Telephone Show
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2014, 07:39:18 PM »
Time to plan for the KS show. If newer collectors are attending I can  bring lotsa of cheap-to-free telephones. They can post if they plan on attending.

http://www.willtelcom.com/Abilene-Antique-Telephone-Show.html
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Re: Central Kansas Telephone Show
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2014, 05:48:25 PM »
The Abilene, KS show is on Friday and Saturday of this week. If you show up look for up. My table is probably to the left of the stage and I probably won't be at it for most of the show.
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Central Kansas Telephone Show
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2015, 09:55:55 AM »
The show is May 2, 2015 this year. Set up is on May 1. And selling can be done after dinner.

http://www.willtelcom.com/Abilene-Antique-Telephone-Show.html


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Re: Central Kansas Telephone Show
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2015, 09:54:45 PM »
I'm excited about the KS show!

Also looking to share a ride from Lawrence to the show. I will be happy to provide fuel. We can go from there.

It'd be kinda cool to meet some of y'all, and get out of my bunker into the daylight....

Best regards!


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Re: Central Kansas Telephone Show
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2015, 06:58:22 PM »
The show is May 2, 2015 this year. Set up is on May 1. And selling can be done after dinner.

http://www.willtelcom.com/Abilene-Antique-Telephone-Show.html


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This show is coming up @ the end of the month. It is a great show to attend. Rooms are cheap and so are telephones.  The museum of Independent telephony is also in Abilene, KS.
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Re: Central Kansas Telephone Show
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2015, 11:26:10 AM »
The show is May 2, 2015 this year. Set up is on May 1. And selling can be done after dinner.

http://www.willtelcom.com/Abilene-Antique-Telephone-Show.html


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This show is coming up @ the end of the month. It is a great show to attend. Rooms are cheap and so are telephones.  The museum of Independent telephony is also in Abilene, KS.

The KS telephone show is May 1 and 2015.  The usual suspects will be in attendance. This show is a great place to buy phones and parts VERY cheaply. There are a lot of long time collectors who attend.

For any newer collectors attending. I would suggest driving the largest vehicle you have access to and bring cash and bubble wrap.
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Re: Central Kansas Telephone Show
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2015, 08:57:07 PM »
The show is May 2, 2015 this year. Set up is on May 1. And selling can be done after dinner.

http://www.willtelcom.com/Abilene-Antique-Telephone-Show.html


Jim S.


This show is coming up @ the end of the month. It is a great show to attend. Rooms are cheap and so are telephones.  The museum of Independent telephony is also in Abilene, KS.

The KS telephone show is May 1 and 2015.  The usual suspects will be in attendance. This show is a great place to buy phones and parts VERY cheaply. There are a lot of long time collectors who attend.

For any newer collectors attending. I would suggest driving the largest vehicle you have access to and bring cash and bubble wrap.
The show is next week. You should really plan on attending.
Jim
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Re: Central Kansas Telephone Show
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2015, 11:42:46 PM »
The show is this Friday.
I have only gotten 2 phones since the last show. A damaged clear WE2500 set for $1.00 and a plain top, plain front WE wooden wall set for free.
Friday I am going to get my buying caught up.
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Re: Central Kansas Telephone Show
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2015, 01:29:00 PM »
I am back from the show.
My cost were: $92.00 for 2 nights in a cheap hotel.
37 gallons of gas for less than $100.
 admission, 2 tables and dinner $50.00.
About $500 for purchases
Going to my 25th+ telephone show "PRICELESS"

There was a small turnout this year which kept purchases down and conversations prolonged which is always fun
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About $500 for purchases which highlights include:
 a brown WE 500 asking $175 paid $135

Telephone booth sign on post asking 150, down to $125. I turned it down but decided to get it by the time I got home so offering $150 for sign and $50 show donation. To be picked up next May 6-7.(part of the $500.00)

10 asst. cords @ 8ea $40 for all. Some telephone cleaning products (arrow-magnolia)

 2 AE 90's in black, black 554, AE 3 line, and a badly faded pink KE 500 for $.25 each. total 5 phones for $1.25.
green 1554 $35

1969 Bell emblem sign in aluminum(about 2' round" $20.00

some bsp's 
SC 554 mini-wall in bright orange $15.00
I also picked up a black 500 a/b for $25.00 on my way to the show and a crème SC 1543 for $30.00 on my way home. (part of the $500.00).
Lots of other items.
Lots of fellowship and good conversation.

Lots of free items/ telephones
I gave away a lot of items as well.

A good time was had by all.

You should really attend a show.
JMO,
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Re: Central Kansas Telephone Show
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2015, 01:58:30 PM »
Jim,

Sounds like some fantastic finds, any pictures? I am with you, I appreciate talking with fellow phone collectors as much as making a good deal.

Ben

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Re: Central Kansas Telephone Show
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2015, 11:46:27 AM »
Ben,
I have no idea where my camera is. The lens on my cell phone is cracked so I don't use that camera.

I did get a reply on the phone sign, so $ is on the way and I will pick it up next Year.
The show next year  is May 6-7 2016.
Jim S.
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