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Offline MagicMo

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I found two old phone signs
« on: April 21, 2013, 03:08:17 PM »
I found two old signs, after seeing them I know we had these for a long time. I finally found them yesterday. They are quite heavy and large. Anyone know anything about them??
PS, I forgot to mention my dad had a storge shed which I just started working on because the weather is nice. I never thought he hid his phones in there too, I was wrong. I also found a (looks new) CRT Picture tube which I will post pics of later, it looks like the perfect size for a Picturephone! I will let you decide.

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Re: I found two old phone signs
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 03:15:22 PM »
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Re: I found two old phone signs
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 04:13:14 PM »
According to your link, they are asking $600.00 for one, in not so good shape. You have 2 that are minty. I'd say if the ad is accurate you have well over $1500.00 in signs there.
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Re: I found two old phone signs
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2013, 08:02:04 PM »
I don't know about the price from that site, I looked at some of thier other stuff. The have a greasy, broken old factory table listed at $3900.00 :o
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Re: I found two old phone signs
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013, 08:12:30 PM »
I bet the guys at "GreasyBrokenFactoryTableCollectors.org" realise how rare that table is and will HAPPILY pay $3900 for it!

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Re: I found two old phone signs
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2013, 09:06:50 PM »
I figured I would post pics here and someone would have an idea of the value. Mine are in exceptional condition. They would have to be bought at: WowYouKeptThatTelephoneSignSoNiceImImpre ssed.com  LOL! I didn't even dust them off yet. Any sign collectors out there??
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Re: I found two old phone signs
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2013, 03:39:23 PM »
I found this on google:

https://mbabramgalleries.com/sign_american_phone.html

Mo;

that sign listed on the Google site is worth about $50.00; no kidding. Your's may bring $100-150.00 each on eBay; maybe a little less. The reason is because they don't have any "Bell System" logo on them or anything; kind of generic, and that really affects the value.

If you were going to list them, I would start them at $100 with no reserve and you might get lucky! Looks like one is a flange-style and one is not; is that correct? The flange-style will usually bring a higher price with all other things being equal (condition, etc).
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Re: I found two old phone signs
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Re: I found two old phone signs
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2013, 05:58:04 PM »
Just don't sell them to www.WeDrillHolesInNiceOldSignsAndMakeUgl yTablesOutOfThem.com...

LOL! Too funny. It would be a pretty table tho.... ;D
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Re: I found two old phone signs
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2013, 06:02:20 PM »
Thanks for all the info Kleenax.
I figured the were way over priced on that site anyway. They are not taking up any room so I will hold on to them for a bit. They are very cool. Neither of the signs have a flange. I'm for sure going to keep one of them.
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