Author Topic: Clear Princess on Ebay  (Read 1620 times)

Offline Dan

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Clear Princess on Ebay
« on: April 24, 2009, 05:07:24 PM »
How rare are these? i'm fairly new to collecting, but I haven't seen one of these. What kind of value do you think it will bring?

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Offline McHeath

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Re: Clear Princess on Ebay
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2009, 06:51:11 PM »
Never seen a clear princess, but that date of 75' seems consistent with most of the clear phones I see come up on e-bay.  Guess in the 70s the clear phones were a fad, sorta like when Apple made see through computers in the late 90s and suddenly everything was transparent. 

Offline flatlander

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Re: Clear Princess on Ebay
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2009, 08:58:42 PM »
They must be very rare - one sold on ebay for $2000.00 here is the write up on it
http://www.porticus.org/bell/telephones-princess.html

Offline mienaichizu

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Re: Clear Princess on Ebay
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2009, 03:21:28 AM »
I remember one particular collector based here in the Philippines has an AE40 in clear plastic, is it also rare??

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Re: Clear Princess on Ebay
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2009, 03:38:14 AM »
Quote from: mienaichizu
I remember one particular collector based here in the Philippines has an AE40 in clear plastic, is it also rare??

I've never heard of a clear AE40, Ramil, but that's very cool and I want one!  I wish the AEs where better documented, that is, how many where made of each model and color, and it still drives me crazy that they don't have date markings.  Has anyone else heard of or seen a clear AE40?
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Offline mienaichizu

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Re: Clear Princess on Ebay
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2009, 04:06:12 AM »
a friend email me this photo, look at the bottom of the shelf
there are two variations, one in clear plastic and one in kinda clear bronze or brown plastic

the collector has lots of colored AE40's

HobieSport

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Re: Clear Princess on Ebay
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2009, 05:27:51 AM »
Wow! Nice collection!  I'm speechless!
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Re: Clear Princess on Ebay
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2009, 08:06:00 AM »
Those phones are awesome!  A collection like that should have an armed guard nearby.  There has to be a fortune tied up in those phones!

Offline McHeath

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Re: Clear Princess on Ebay
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2009, 03:27:32 PM »
WOW!  Well I can either invest in classic phones like these or eat, have lights, and buy fuel for the car.  Hmmm.....

Offline mienaichizu

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Re: Clear Princess on Ebay
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2009, 10:32:07 PM »
I have not seen those phones in person, the collector emailed it to me. He has mostly AE 40's in his collection rather that WE

Offline AtomicEraTom

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Re: Clear Princess on Ebay
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2009, 11:39:10 PM »
I'm a Western Electric guy myself, but WOW!!!!!!!  My heart skipped a beat!  I've never seen such an impressive collection of Automatic Electrics in my life!
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